Da little politician cry’s foul


Dean Tomich, who donated $500, regularly asks (and receives) zoning variances for projects he develops within the city limits. Churnovic reimbursed himself many hundreds of dollars for meals, airplane tickets, and hotel rooms. One reimbursement for $480  


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Dax Young – Crest Hill Resident 


 
From the herald Spew News by  BOB OKON bokon@scn1.com The date of the candidates’ forum, the location of the forum and the format for the forum were fodder for a lengthy and emotion-filled discussion during the council’s workshop session Monday.

Sam Chellino, president of Crest Hill Community Television, expressed indignation at being called “crooked” at a previous council meeting.

Alderman Charles Convery accused the TV group of trying “to play God” by exerting too much control over the forum.

And Alderwoman Tina Oberlin voiced concern that someone might use their five minutes on TV to “go on a vile rant.”

“If someone wants to take their five minutes and blast their opponent, that’s their decision,” offered Alderman Ray Soliman, a candidate for mayor. He added that he would not do that.

As the debate dragged on for nearly an hour, Mayor Nick Churnovic asked, “Who wants the candidates’ forum at this point?”

But then he concluded, “If anybody wants to show up, they can show up. If anyone doesn’t want to show up, they don’t have to show up.”

“I’m not doing it — not with their format,” Alderwoman Brenda Lelis said. 

Alderman John Vershay eased the tension at one point with a tongue-in-cheek defense of the five-minute format.

“You have to sell yourself to the people. What’s the big commotion? It’s a salesman’s job. Who’s got the biggest line of B.S.? And, here I am,” Vershay said, rising to his feet and raising his voice. “I’ve got it.”

How many rental properties does Nick have in Ward I? No wonder the push for the TIF district… Sec 8 housing, low property values, to many similarities to Joliet.

               The Political Pulse: Churnovic Wants Stimulus – Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:09:55 GMT
You have to spend money to get money to qualify for some federal stimulus funds.
              Mudslinging Prompts Crest Hill Debate Changes – Thu, 12 Mar 2009 02:50:25 GMT
The usual candidates’ debate for the Crest Hill city election was called off when the moderator pulled out.

 Allied Waste Contributed $500 to ChurnovicFri, 20 Feb 2009 02:31:15 GMT

I searched through the State Board of Elections tonight and found this contribution.Allied Waste Services 808 South Joliet Street Joliet, IL 60436 $500 11/20/2007 Individual Contribution Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Nick Churnovic

Considering the $5 million contract the city approved this week, I think this has to be something the mayor should address.

Mr. Mayor, how is this not pay-to-play when there was no bidding on the contract?

Crest Hill Awards Garbage Contract Without Bids – Thu, 19 Feb 2009 04:42:45 GMT
Last night the City Council voted to award a five year contract to Allied Waste for garbage, recycling and yard waste collection. Bids from other companies were not sought before this contract for in excess of $5,000,000 was awarded.
Paper: Churnovic Made 44 Violations to City’s Ethics Ordinance – Thu, 05 Mar 2009 21:49:26 GMT
Between November 2007 and December 2008, the Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Nick Churnovic accepted 32 contributions and made 12 expenditures over city’s ethics rule.

(I guess I am a mudslinger says: JolietJake as well as anybody with an opinion is, LOL.)

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3 responses to “Da little politician cry’s foul”

  1. Crest Hill nosey society says :

    It’s just my opinion but, it looks like there is a
    little more involved hear. Nick Churnovic appointed Candy Thuringer to the plan commission,Candy Thuringer takes Kim Davis’s petition around
    to get Kim put on the ballot for Alderwoman. Again just my opinion but, looks to me like churnovic is just ordering more rubber stamps for when the
    statesville property starts moving. Lelis is a putz, she cheated on her taxes and her husband all in the same year, neighbors know more then people would think.

  2. Rip509 says :

    You criticize the Herald News but you use the paper’s stories. Perhaps you should do your own reporting?

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