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Today, July 29, 2014, the citizen’s initiative “Term Limits” petition was filed with the Village Clerk. Over 2,000 Tinley Park voters affixed their signatures thereon. We would like to thank all those who signed for their support. Many others did not get a chance to sign because of so many rain-outs of Village events this year. We do understand there is great support for “Term Limits” as evidenced by the 72% approval rate of the advisory referendum in November 2012. Most importantly, make sure to get to the polls in November to make your voices heard. When the Village initiated the “Electric Aggregation” ballot referendum, multiple informational meetings were held. The Village did the same for the “Roundabout” issue. In light of the Village Board’s drastically changed position on the “Term Limits” question, we have asked the Village Clerk to do the same for “Term Limits”. This is an important question that, if passed, could be a major change to Village government. The voters are entitled to know the specifics of what it is all about. What are the benefits and detriments for the voters? What are the benefits and detriments to Mayor Zabrocki’s political “Team”? We eagerly await any response from the Village regarding the scheduling of these informational meetings.
Village officials ignore making required ethics disclosures Where there’s smoke there’s fire? Elected officials are required to disclose such things as their employment as well as their spouses employment. Most just ignore doing it. Appointed officials are required to disclose their business dealings with the Village. They don’t. What do all these people have to[...Read More...]
Below are the first eleven pages of the lawsuit filed against the Village and certain individuals for FOIA law violation with regard to documents requested from the Village concerning the Tinley Park Farmer’s Market. The entire document including Exhibits is 52 pages long. The entire document is available for reading and/or downloading by clicking the[...Read More...]
Two newly acquired documents that should be of interest to voters are the 2013 Village Salary Summary and the 2013 Total Compensation Package Information. Both are large documents, so only the first pages are recreated below so you can see what information is presented. To read or download the complete documents in PDF form, click[...Read More...]
There’s something wrong when a career politician receives mail addressed to “His Worship”. A lawsuit was filed yesterday in United States District Court in Chicago alleging that Mayor Ed Zabrocki, the Tinley Park Village Board, some Village employees and certain Village Commission members denied plaintiffs their Constitutional rights to freedom of speech and equal treatment.[...Read More...]