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TRIBUNE reports: “Residents denied referendum…”

The CHICAGO TRIBUNE today carried a story by reporters Angie Leventis Lourgos and Joseph Ryan entitled “They want vote but won’t get it”.  Subtitled, “Lemont residents fear sports complex will be a burden”, the article documents the effort by citizens to secure a public referendum on a controversial plan by the village government to borrow over $21 million plus interest to construct a rental sports complex on now polluted property lying north of downtown and leased from its current owner, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

The reporters interviewed members of the “Let Us Vote” coalition who led the referendum petition drive, as well as other village residents and officials for the story.  Comparisons were drawn with projects that were initiated in other towns.  Expert opinion was also included in the article.

The online edition of the TRIBUNE carried the headline: “Residents denied referendum despite having enough signatures”

Below is a link to the online edition.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-lemont-sports-complex-met-20140131,0,2151313.story

 

Jim Ladas – reporting for “Let Us Vote” Lemont


Hank Olenick February 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM
There are a vocal few that you are aware of . There are also legions of homeowners who feel Brian and the rest of the stooges were underhanded in denying their right to vote on a risky massive rental property. Maybe he and Paul can open a waffle house on the corner of 127th and State. There's a nice contaminated piece of property there and with Paul C's business savvy in the restaurant business , along with Bri-Bri's people skills , it's sure to last at least three months.
B.S. Buster February 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Now you are just making stuff up again.... To suit your ongoing political vendetta....
Hank Olenick February 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM
There are a vocal few that you are aware of . There are also legions of homeowners who feel Brian and the rest of the stooges were underhanded in denying their right to vote on a risky massive rental property.
B.S. Buster February 24, 2014 at 12:32 PM
I don't think too many people will support your political vendetta.

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