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Gerard H Schilling


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Green Naperville’s (Code of Ethics)

Our city council apparently has never heard of recusing themselves when it comes to programs or policies which directly or indirectly enrich them. Currently we … Read more ›

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Chicken Coops and Bird Brains

Naperville City CouncilThree councilmen who will go un-mentioned can get exercised about how chickens roam, reside and shelter on some guy’s property because a few … Read more ›


Naperville hires PR firm for Smart Grid

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  1. What is buying votes in Naperville is the 2.9 million SECA funds (a tax created in 2004) robbimg one group of citizens to support council cronies and organizations to vote for them. Smart meters are a great example of crony capitalism!

    Posted to Group pushes to limit corporate influence on elections - Naperville

  2. Sounds exactly like the smart meter fiasco being shoved down your throats without having a say! Just follow the money to see who benefits.

    One thing for sure is Naperville is broke and I suspect Bolingbrook is also. Instead of paying off their huge pension and bond liabilities they just can’t wait to spend more of OUR money!

    Why don’t you folks demand a referendum on the ballot in Nov. Don’t be suckered, as we were, by being disenfranchised, at the very last minute, after getting 4200 signatures to have the issue on the March ballot. Instead ,demand that council put the issue on the ballot then you will see who is really behind it.

    Posted to Residents air concerns over 95th Street extension - Naperville

  3. They should have a second referendum that says all the crooked, collusive and fraudulent schemes to double pensions by the politicians and their cronies including city union leaders, school administrators and teachers etc. should be clawed back and their pensions recalculated to eliminate double and triple dipping, phony increase in salary in their last year of work and a baker’s dozens of other con jobs to raise pensions.

    Instead these bums will again go after the little guys and cut their meager pensions to support the political corrupt elitist. Try starting with Daley and work your way down through the IL’s 8,500 government cities, agencies, authorities etc. Clean this cesspool of pension corruption up first then go after the rest!

    Posted to Illinois voters will decide pension question this fall - Lombard

  4. Wait until all the big refineries in Phila. and NJ close in Jun and July. Gas will go up to 6 bucks or higher a gallon.

    All part of big government plan to shut down ALL carbon based fuels and drive electricity rates up by double using mandatory installation of things like smart meters!

    Posted to U.S. gas prices see first drop since December; Chicago still highest - Wheaton

  5. Ear marks by any other name are still ear marks and the gateway to corruption by political elites for wealth redistribution to their cronys.

    There shouldn’t be a SECA fund in the first place! This slush fund just gets bigger each year and makes Naperville less competitive like all taxes do.

    Posted to Council chooses recipients of cultural grants - Naperville

  6. Same BS that Naperville pulled with the smart meter petition. This is government by government for government which makes it impossible to get ride of the cooks and bums in both parties!

    Posted to Cunningham again off 11th Congressional District ballot — for now - Aurora

  7. Since when does the school system double as a day care center? This is just another union ploy to increase membership/dues at our expense with the collusion of the school board who the union got elected.

    Over 45% of the citizens of Naperville have no children in the school system and 78% of their tax supports these school eletist (Board, Administrators,Teachers and their union)

    Time to replace these people with ones who understand what a school system is suppose to do. Educate our kids not replace the family.

    It is not to harbor aliens, provide three meals a day, institute hispanic language to all students, pay a teacher 150k to run a driver ed program etc,etc, The list can go on and on but most people will get the point.

    Posted to District 203 Exploring All Day Kindergarten as a Response to the Common Core State Standards - Naperville

  8. Truth in Government (last council meeting address)
    I speak for myself and some of our members when I say:
    We believe that a city agency (our electric company) which is worth 1/3 of a billion dollars and controls one of life’s essentials (electricity) needs active oversight and restriction on citizen’s abuse.
    We believe this group in collusion with the city manager’s office is deliberately hiding cost over runs with respect to installation and support of smart meters.
    We believe an independent audit of materials and labor charged to various city cost centers and electrical funds will show inappropriate posting of personnel, operation and maintenance plus education costs to non-smart meter accounts.
    We believe such areas as street light maintenance are and have been used to hide some of the costs of tropos and other web net labor and equipment.
    We believe the electric utility group will bury the cost of replacing defective smart meters and their transmitters/receivers and this cost will annually be 20 times higher than the cost of the analog meters.
    We believe the new rate structure proposed in June will substantially raise the service/ meter charge and the electric tax in order to hold KWH cost increase to only 2%.
    We believe electric rates are just another means to gouge the tax paying citizens and to expand an ever growing bureaucracy of civil servants and political elites.
    We believe, if the citizens of this great city had their choice, WHICH YOU HAVE DEPRIVED THEM OF, would have refused this project by a four to one margin.
    We believe you will subsidize and bury additional significant costs for such things as electric car charging stations, wind turbines and solar panels not to mention yard waste conversion plants into our electric rate structure instead of letting the free market prevail.
    Lastly, we believe this city government needs the active review and oversight of involved citizens to insure it does not add to the deplorable image of being the most corrupt state in the nation. The Chicago way will not be the Naperville way!
    To that end we will continue our FOIA requests, take appropriate legal action when necessary, advocate for politicians that represent the people’s needs and concerns and keep a much more critical eye on what you are doing both present and in the future.

    Posted to Smart meter installation tops 7K - Naperville

  9. Although, it is disappointing to have the judge parrot the same arguments of the Naperville Election board comprised of the mayor, one of his appointed employees and a council member this loss is not only ours but the citizens of Naperville who have been deprived of having a voice in what their government does to them.

    Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee because when big government marshals all of its considerable resources against its citizens the people are the losers.

    This in no way changes the core issues of smart meters which are financially irresponsible, potential health ,fire and safety hazards, are hackable minicomputers which have mean time between failure rates ten times that of analog meters, abrogates your fourth amendment rights and make a few people rich at the expense of the many.

    Posted to UPDATE: Court rejects effort to put smart meters on ballot - Naperville

  10. Just more money to feed the big government hog who will eat everything until there is no more free people who arn’t bankrupt.

    This state is lossing people and business and citizen daily and all these clowns can think of is to take more.

    Posted to Sen. Durbin pushes Internet sales tax legislation in Naperville - Naperville