JOLIET — City Councilman Timothy Brophy is working as a real estate agent for a downtown condominium project that received a package of incentives last month.
Brophy abstained from a vote on the incentives and did not comment as the council discussed the project, which has had city support since 2007.
Seems to me that this is going to be the biggest waste of Brophy’s and the rest of the city councils time, time that could be utilized to obtaining commitments of maybe employers bringing jobs to Joliet Illinois. Who the hell wants to live in a condo in Joliet to begin with, Look Crabigales closed and many others are just hanging by a thread in this economy.
What Brophy and the rest of the council should do is? ‘” Do what they was elected to do” Get Jobs for Joliet and get employers to come here by lowering taxes, we have a great labor base that is sitting doing nothing in this economy….Brophy’s and the Joliet city council head has been there ass for to long, maybe they should just cut a big fart and dislodge it.
Condos near Evergreen terrace…What a laugh. Is there Tax dollars for this? How would condo owners like to see Section 8 housing right across from them and the crime that goes along with it.
inside source states attorney office: transcripts of 6:45 March 07/08/03 Will county Police
A call came in to the Will County Sheriff’s Office at 6:45 pm the anonymous caller spoke with the on duty officer.
Officer: “Yes. What can I do for you?”
an anonymous caller “I’m calling to report my neighbor Virgil Sith…. He’s hiding Marijuana inside his firewood! the caller stated, I Do not know how he puts it inside the logs, but he’s hiding it there and they are in the shed in back of his home.”
The on duty officer reported what he had been told by the caller to his superiors, So today march 9th 2007, the Sheriff’s Deputies and the States attorney descend on Virgil’s home in the 1400 block of Jefferson St in Joliet Illinois. They search the shed out back of Virgil’s home where the firewood was kept, using axes, they busted open every piece of wood in Virgil’s shed, but did not find marijuana. After 3 1/2 hours grilling the suspect Virgil Sith, Not finding no probable cause for arrest, they sneer at Virgil and leave.
Shortly after the Police and the States attorney left, the phone rings at Virgil’s home. The states attorney and one Will county officer was now enforcing a wire tap on Virgil’s home 3 blocks away; the Unknown caller said:
“Unknown caller (whispering)…. Did the Sheriff show up.
Virgil: Yea and they brought the States attorney too?”
Unknown caller: “What did they do”?
Virgil: They came with a warrant and busted up all of my wood in my shed and I don’t know why?”
Unknown caller: “Well I told you I would help you with that job of splitting the wood!” “Happy Birthday, buddy!”
“Note this just a joke and never really happened“.
Back in the 70’s I lived in what is known now as The Evergreen apt and back then it was a great place to live, as a kid I had a lot of fun there, but now it is a cesspool.
Today any time of the day or night you can purchase crack, weed, meph, get robbed and get sex all in one house of debauchery.
John Mezera and the Joliet City council needs to get tough on the Evergreen terrace and its owners.
What message will it send to them that obey the law if the city council goes soft and gives up on the attempt to shut down the Evergreen apts.
The message will be clear: soft on crime and never finish what they start.
Ahh!! sounds about right don’t it..
The property that this place sits on could be utilized better as a home for battered women, a city civics center or any thing that would send a positive message to people of Joliet and to Will County.
Just think what these movie companies that have come to Joliet over the past few years have said about Joliet and think what new visitors to Joliet think on what they see when they have to go past the Evergreen apts leaving the the casino.
What is this place really costing the people of Joliet, describing it as Sec 8 housing further diminishes its image and lowers the surrounding property values and all the while there are them that would also have us believe that this place is ok as it is, It is time to clean house and it is time for the city to push the broom.
I say to the city council Get Er’ DID and stop just talking about it.
Manager sells drugs
Joliet officials have objected to a request by Evergreen Terrace’
Evergreen report Hud .pdf
Will county Report
Neighborhood watch group