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AUDIO VODP BOT MEETING 10/17/11
Attorney General Investigates
"The Illinois attorney general’s office is investigating whether violations of the Open Meetings Act have recently occurred in Deer Park surrounding the termination of a police service contract and the subsequent approval of a new one." full story
Who are the Kildeer 9?
| Tom Radtke - 13 years (PT)
| Mike Hoover - 10 years FT |
| Justin Rundall - 10 years (3 years PT, 7 years FT) |
| Steve Lawrence - 9 years FT
| Greg Abshire - 9 years FT |
| Paul Seekings - 8 years FT
| Greg Pickett - 6 years FT |
| Clarence "Butch" Kropp - 6 years FT
| Greg Riemer - 5 years FT
Remember when Kildeer Police won awards for response?
"Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital announced…a platinum award for excellence in first responder care was awarded to the Kildeer Police Department for initiating life-saving CPR before the arrival of EMS crews."
Marlene Smetana, Police, 10/26/11 "I am nervous about Deer Park dropping its police coverage with Kildeer and going with Lake County, because I had a problem with the Lake County Sheriff's Department about seven years ago." Read more.
Maureen Pratscher, Police, 10/24/11 "I am here tonight to express my concern about the votes regarding police service that are on the agenda tonight. I have some concerns about the actual agreement with Lake County, but my bigger concern is the lack of openness and transparency throughout the whole process." Read more.
Deborah Barry, Police, 10/22/11 "As a Deer Park resident, local business owner and community activist (Deer Park Neighbors), I’ll get straight to the point. The termination of the Kildeer Police contract by the Village of Deer Park is wrong, on its face and fundamentally." Read more.
Roger Hankin, Police, 10/21/11 "There is no greater responsibility for any elected official at any level than “to provide for the common defense” of all constituents. Police service has consistently been the dominant Village expense, roughly equating to sales tax revenues and crowding out infrastructure repair and other desired investments." Read more.
In Your Own WordsOpen Forum
Plenty of blame to go around...
Kildeer Police Chief: for terminating loyal officers
Kildeer Administrator: for not meeting accounting goals
Kildeer in toto: organizational chart that insulates trustees from KPD
Kildeer Trustees: for not knowing a surplus when you see one
Deer Park: $20k for new village web site?
DP Trustees '11: for changing your minds on "resident input"
DP Trustees '09: doomed to repeat the past you forgot
President of Deer Park: what happened to your 1st 100 days?
Delta on Kildeer's DP Police line item
Village of Kildeer Budgets
Village of Deer Park Budgets