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Karl Brubaker April 23, 2014 at 08:52 pm
Interesting. Let's talk subsidies. You- $100,826. My business- $0. Good for you I suppose.Read More http://farm.ewg.org/persondetail.php?custnumber=A11892743
Karl Brubaker April 22, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Whether it was a good or bad hire, the Rob Sauceda hiring was absolutely the definition of politicalRead More cronyism. I like Lauzen and voted for him but this hire goes against everything he promised while running. And it's filthy.
vet April 22, 2014 at 10:38 pm
From the perspective of an area veterinarian who has to deal with KC animal control on a regularRead More basis, they are still a disaster, but with significantly better PR. They are successful at navigating social media, but incapable of Animal Control. Kane County still refuses to respond to the vast majority of calls from Kane County residents regarding stray animals, and instead refers all callers to area police departments. They have a newer facility, with an expensive brick paver driveway, but lack the cages needed to house aggressive animals that are required by county law to be quarantined if they bite someone without a valid rabies vaccine on board. Instead they force area veterinarians (private businesses) to enforce county laws, and act as quarantine facilities. This is Animal Control's job, and they are incapable of doing it. Area veterinarians do a major amount of Animal Control's paperwork and fee collection regarding rabies vaccines, saving Animal Control countless man hours and money, with no reimbursement for time spent by a private business doing Animal Control's job. None of this has improved with the Sauceda hiring. This was a political hire of someone with no animal knowledge or experience. He is interested in collecting fees, not in actually doing the job of Animal Control.
Colin C. April 21, 2014 at 11:47 am
Several of my friends work with a group who make batches of box lunches and take the train to theRead More city to hand them out to the homeless every Sunday. Many of the churches in the area regularly volunteer at Hessed House and Lazarus House on a regular basis. There are lots of people who regularly volunteer to help the needy in many ways but they do not get the publicity that this animal rescue effort did. And there are many government sponsored agencies that serve those in need. When that have or create a problem they tend to get a lot of publicity but their successful day to day efforts are largely ignored. Where they do have problems it is often due to underfunding that leaves them so short staffed and over worked that they simply can't cover the territory. But also, animals are seen as helpless and dependent while humans are often seen as being the cause of their own problems and are supposed to be able to solve them themselves.
Mark Davoust
Bob McQuillan April 16, 2014 at 11:38 pm
Jeff, Jeff, Jeff Odd that you would pick this race to write about ... or is it? As Paul Harvey usedRead More to say, "now you know the rest of the story." But in this race you haven't written about the rest of the story. I bet the rest of the story would be a real interesting read. Are you going to write about that? You could do it on your coffee break (sorry old friend, I just couldn't resist!) Too bad only 12 people read the Patch anymore. And even less write a blog. The Patch had a good thing going there for a while.
Jeff Ward April 17, 2014 at 07:50 am
Bob, I would not have been able to resist either and sadly, I can't talk about it. But what I canRead More say is that mistake actually was an honest one. When the Illinois State Board of Elections called the office (and not the campaign), I didn't think twice about making the correction. And the best evidence is that I did it on my County email account which I knew would be posted with the correction. It's not like I was trying to hide anything! And I completely agree with you about Patch, but since I'm putting the stuff up on my blog anyway (http://thefirstward.net/) I thought I'd put some of it here too. And TheFirstWard.net is doing really well. Let me know if you ever want to contribute!
JanS April 17, 2014 at 11:44 am
who contributes to whom? Do your own homework. In DuPageRead More http://www.elections.state.il.us/CampaignDisclosure/ContributionsSearchByAllContributions.aspx