Speaking of Obstruction of Justice at the Park District…

It is my understanding that Midlothian Park District President has yet to call for a formal investigation into the activities of Sharon Rybak as Finance Director for the Park District and in combination with her activities as now former Village President Sharon Rybak, as well as Rybak’s authorizing a zero interest loan to purchase advertisements…

Nomination Hearing For Michael Kohlstedt (Clerk)

***This post will be updated with information regarding the nomination hearing in connection to candidate Michael Kohlstedt for Village Clerk of Midlothian until the end of the hearing*** Last updated January 4, 2017 at 3:05 p.m. Click here to view Michael Kohlstedt’s Nomination Papers Rules for Nomination Papers Challenges At today’s hearing, it was determined…

Part 5: The 2016 Flash and Grab: The Election Is Always What We Make of It

With so many fingers constantly pointing towards a variety of demographic groups as the reason for someone’s misery and loss, it will never cease to fascinate me how frequently Government is given a silent salute and a pledge they will always have an infinite supply of “Get Out of Jail Free” cards waiting for them…

Part 4: The Luck Of Drawing Balls Instead of Straws

Whether or not any of these 5 candidates remove themselves from the race (at any point along the way) is entirely up to them to decide.  We only get to fully realize the race is finally and completely over on April 4, 2017 after the votes are submitted, counted and certified. And right now at…

Part 3: 2016 Resign Recommendations

It isn’t easy sitting here on a Sunday morning thinking about what the upcoming race will actually look like, namely because I believe there are clearly 5 people who I think need to quietly exit the race for a position in a local municipal unit with the upcoming Consolidated Elections.  Sure many will have Monday…

Part 2: A Few Confessions Of a Midlothian-based Micro-Aggressor

Okay.  So I am putting out a minor micro-aggression against known local government employees and officials in Part 1.  And yes, turning around and doing the same thing back is not always fair play either. But what a summary of a series of experiences I have gone through over the years when I have asked…

Part One: On Your Marks…Quiet On the Set! Get Set…Rolling! And…GO!

Setting the scene:  Valerie is seen walking up to the hall with her camera in plain view.  Off-screen a sound of scurrying and whispers can be heard) (walks up to the doors leading to the hall) Valerie: Knock, knock. (a voice comes over the speakers hung above the doors) Local Government: Who’s there? V: Valerie.…