Dirty Rotten Advocate Scoundrels

I know some Advocates that are good people, but they don’t run the group. Some of them are downright nasty people, and those nasty people are the ones who really run the Advocates show now. They twist the arms, print the flyers, spread the gossip, dig up the dirt and spread the manure. A local oligarchy that squats on Downers Grove, relishing their insider status, and zealously guarding their control over our Village.

This last election cycle Advocates self-declared piety has been exposed again, as nasty people doing nasty things especially when it comes to our School Board. Read the rest of this entry »

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SB99 Nepotism Policy

I’m beginning to think a Sandack type of overhaul of SB99’s Ethics and Nepotism Policies may be in order.  As you may recall, Current Mayor Ron Sandack ran with overhauling and tightening village ethics a platform issue, and upon election immediately wasted no time fulfilling that pledge to voters.  One part: no more campaign contributions from people or groups that do business above a certain level with the village.  It reflected aspects of ethics legislation the state General Assembly pursued in response to Blago’s (and Ryan’s) abuse of power.  That hasn’t had any deleterious effects here so far, and doesn’t look like it ever will.  If anything, some local companies have sighed relief they are barred from having to play that game.

Here are the sheets of the current Nepotism Policy for SB99.  This is not the policy for the District, this is for the School Board.

Page 2 of instructions for implementing Nepotism Policy

Page 1 of Instructions for implementing Nepotism Policy

Page 2 of instructions for implementing Nepotism Policy

The District 99 Nepotism Policy was changed in January to keep track with changes made to the School Board Policy.

I could not get these to post right at DGreport.

College of DuPage Board of Trustees Candidate Forum at Etz Chaim

On Sunday March 22nd at 2:30PM DuPage United will be hosting a College of DuPage board candidate accountability forum at the Congregation Etz Chiam of DuPage County, 1710 South Highland Avenue in Lombard (between Roosevelt and Butterfield Roads).

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