“It doesn’t take a majority to win, just a tireless minority that will keep starting brush fires in the mind and hearts of their fellow men.”

Samuel Adams

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Intimidation of a woman by Peru Alderman Dave Waldorf

Intimidation of a woman by Peru Alderman Dave Waldorf

Video of City Council Meeting from March 23 is Available on City Web Site

The complete video is available for viewing on www.peru.il.us.

The clip I posted was a part of this meeting, the complete video with the public comments in their entirety is on the above url.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

This Election is Becoming More and More About Status Quo

Corruption is about greed and private interests put ahead of the public good. Influence that is bought through a bribe, outside spending, outside income or campaign contributions, the public suffers in the same way. Until we move past scandals toward structural change, our democracy will suffer, too.

We shall add No Bid Contracts, Election Interference and Cronyism and Favoritism. When the elected become so concerned during the election process that they disregard what is legal and what is not, the people will suffer the consequences for the benefit of a few. When the voters become tools in the hands of public officials because they trust them, we no longer have an honest and responsible  government and the ballot box has become a tool to retain power by a few.

Look at the quote on the right side of the blog about public officials.

Friday, March 27, 2015

James Hardie Transformer Issue as to City of Peru

These are the facts and it is up to you as to whether it is a legit issue or not.

"Faults" to the transformer were caused by James Hardie equipment dating all the way back to 2006 and 2007.  The transformer was removed last summer, shipped out for repair, and returned to service last fall at a total cost of $131,000 including city labor.

Peru taxpayers paid all the cost.

The company that repaired the transformer confirmed in their report to the city that the damage was caused by the "Faults" sustained by the transformer from James Hardie factory equipment.

Ald. Lukosus admitted in the Public Services committee and noted in the minutes of January 5, 2015 that the damage was caused by James Hardie but the city was going to pay all the costs, anyway.

There appears to be no record of any kind indicating who, where or when the actual decision was made to charge Peru taxpayers the cost to repair the transformer.  BUT if the issue was discussed in a Closed Session of the full council or any committee, it would not fall into any category of topics that can be legally discussed in closed session as we interpret the legal reasons.

Going to the record of the posted video a few days ago when the mayor was questioned as to why there is no record, his reply was "nobody brought it up".

That kind of sounds like, if you the resident isn't watching all the time, we can certainly do what we want and no one will be even aware that it happened.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newly Scheduled Meetings at City Hall Peru IL

1. Tomorrow March 26, the new Administration Task Force developed by Mayor Harl for the purpose of putting a City Administrator in place in Peru to work for him.  Time is 4 PM at City Hall. Public is Welcome so please come if possible.

2. Public Services will be on Monday March 30 at 10:00 am. Committee of Lukosus and Waldorf, Mueller and Sapienza. Some of the usual people not able to attend, so come if you can.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Short Video of the Public Comment At Tonites City Council Meeting

There was a short video done by a private citizen this evening at the City Council meeting. If you happen to use FB, check out a posting this evening on the Peru Town Forum blog FB page.  I don't have access for it now to put on the blog web site.

This video shows the arrogance of some of the members of the council and the lack of knowledge also.

This video on the morning after being posted has received almost 7,000 views.  Keep in going and if you do not have a FB account, get in touch with your neighbor, relative and view it.  Enlarge for a great video view.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thank you for Helping to Clean Up Our City

Special thanks to Peru Cub Scout Troop-  Wrestlers from L-P high school with coach-Matthew Rebholz St.Bede wrestler- Brandon Edens, along with Numerous residents  of Peru who gave up there time to volunteer to help clean up Peru.  This is the second week this group has been out.
Thanks to all of our volunteers:-) as a part of Alderman Perez' spring clean up.
Next clean up day will be next Saturday:-) Please join us!

Letters to the editor: Political signs not always in keeping with the law - LaSalle News Tribune - LaSalle, IL

Letters to the editor: Political signs not always in keeping with the law - LaSalle News Tribune - LaSalle, IL

Noted today that most voters should be aware of the arrognace shown by some elected officials in Peru with their in your face disregard of an ordinance they passed. Anyone who reads the Peru Town Forum blog or reads the News Trib. now should know that legal or not some of our aldermen will do whatever they want to that they think will get them re elected to the Peru City Council.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What Good Are Ordinances?

We currently have 2 aldermen Dave Potthoff and Dave Waldorf who are in violation of the sign ordinance and knowlingly have done this.

But the ordinance gives them 30 days to remove (CORRECTION - THE 30 DAY WINDOW IS FOR CHARITY ONLY AND NOT TO POLITICAL SIGNAGE)    When Ald. Perez put up a sign at 251 and Shooting Park RD, he was notified by King and IMMEDIATELY took it down. King has been notified about this and if the above mentioned aldermen wish to delay until after the election they can legally do so.  What a joke this is!
When people joke about lawless in Peru they are not kidding. How will the ASM and DSM handle the problem, we have an ordinance adopted by the offenders who then turn around and break the law.
Waldorf still has 2 signs in his yard.
The Potthoff signs are 4 x 8 and located at 251 and Shooting Park, Shooting Park and Peoria and N. Peoria at the O'Beirne residence.

Rahm's War Chest: Which Aldermen Got the Most Money from Mayor's Super PAC? - Downtown - DNAinfo.com Chicago

Rahm's War Chest: Which Aldermen Got the Most Money from Mayor's Super PAC? - Downtown - DNAinfo.com Chicago

We don't need to worry about Rahm and just maybe he will be defeated. But we all know that this is going on in Peru big time.  Past experience tells us that and our mayor also has a war chest. Peru imitating Chi Town.