Saturday, November 20, 2010


Naperville doesn't have enough money for raises and threatens to lay off 6 cops, but they have enough money for this?
  • Naperville’s annual holiday card usually features a familiar location from the city — the Riverwalk, the Carillion or another easily recognizable staple of the western suburb.

    This year, the card that’s sent to the likes of President Obama, Mayor Daley and neighboring municipalities will showcase the citizens of Naperville — and everyone’s invited.

    Citizens who show up for the Nov. 26 photo op will quite literally spread the message of “peace” by forming the word for an aerial shot.

    [...] After a big response to a release posted on the city’s Web site, city officials are working on a new location to accommodate the crowd. As of Friday, the city planned on having the gathering take place at 2 p.m. in front of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

Friday at 2 PM? Evidently, no one in Naperville has a job.

UPDATE: Yes, we're aware it's the Friday after Thanksgiving. It's a chance to throw a little jab at a suburb that negotiates in bad faith, lays off cops following poor fiscal discipline by the managers, then will probably wonder why traffic control is going to be f#$%ed up when tens of thousands show up for a picture that seems a waste of everyone's time. Why not mobilize those thousands to clean the highways or something worthwhile? A Christmas Card for World Peace? what is this, 1970? Give us a break.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Friday at 2 PM? Evidently, no one in Naperville has a job."

Of course not, they all got laid off.

11/20/2010 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Editorial Letters

What they take
To the Editor:

An open letter to mayors, city managers, county board presidents and to all whom employ police officers and who are now in the process of cutting their salaries, benefits and laying them off. Please read the following:

Cops on the take:

They take the oath of office to serve and protect. They take your verbal abuse while giving you a ticket you really deserved. They take on criminals that prey on the public. They take time away from their families to keep you safe and protected. They take their lives in their hands daily to save yours. They take it in stride when people call them names. They take the graveyard shift without complaint because they know it is their turn. They take guns off the streets so you can sleep in a safe environment. They take time to go to court even if they worked all night so they can make sure the criminals will go to jail. They work holidays, weekends and nights so you, the citizens, can have 24/7 police protection. And if they live long enough, they can take retirement.

Politicians and elected officials on the take:

They take police officers and citizens for granted. They take away "good faith bargaining." They are trying to take away pensions. They are trying to take away benefits. They are taking away the security of citizens by decreasing police protection. They are taking jobs away from police departments and not replacing them. They are taking away police protection in schools by laying off police officers. They are taking away a quick response time for emergencies because of layoffs. They are taking away any chance we might have in a national emergency to survive because they are laying off police officers.

What if you called 911 and no one answered? The thin blue line of police is all we have separating the good from the bad. If that thin blue line breaks from lack of police power, then the criminals win the war on crime.

Cuts in police protection are unsafe and unacceptable. We cannot put a price tag on safety. So I urge all the citizens to call, write, e-mail your senators, congressmen, mayors, city managers, county board presidents to let them know you are not in favor of jeopardizing your security due to less police protection. We do vote.

The proud widow of a 38-year-veteran police officer and the proud mother of a police officer with 22 years of experience.

Jan Schindlbeck

(Thank-you Ms. Schindlbeck)

11/20/2010 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday at 2 PM? Evidently, no one in Naperville has a job.

Federal Friday. Need I say more?

11/20/2010 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naperville- that's the suburb with all the naive people who live there.

I always get a kick out of watching them interview someone after a triple homicide or some other horrendous crime and the woman says, "I can't believe it happened here. You know this is Naperville, we don't have crime like that here."

Wake up! Crime is everywhere.

11/20/2010 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, Friday at 2 p.m. is the day after Thanksgiving. Many people take the day off for the long holiday weekend.

11/20/2010 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of Naperville's residents are either pilots or FBI agents, and therefore are home by lunch time on Fridays.

11/20/2010 04:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they should all spell the word "POLICE"?

11/20/2010 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The citizens of Naperville should toss out their politicians. No matter what city you live in America it's the same; "we don't have any money". And why is that the case?

Well because the pigs (politicians) wasted it all on no bid contracts, insider buying and selling, corruption, etc...

We need a true revolution in our country in which our elected leaders are to guard every single red cent we give to them via taxation.

11/20/2010 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply amazing is right-every town is now threatening to cut back and lay off police and fire. Pension funds going broke and everyone wants reforms. Towns screaming they have no money.

Yet we still have to bring in fake Santas by helicopters, recognize holidays to get in the spirit and and decorate light poles.

When do the elected and appointed officials making these stupid decisions get "downsized"?????? Easier to cut the public safety budgets I guess......

11/20/2010 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's do this here. We can take the pic with the Ickes 2300 bldgs as a backdrop before they're gone.

11/20/2010 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/20/2010 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

friday after thanksgiving is NOT a hloiday last I checked! No wonder this country's economy is tanking! No one works! I personally love the old "holiday observed" bullshit...If a holiday is on Saturday, TOO BAD! It's no different than me being RDO on Christmas and conveniently still getting the OT on my first day back because thats when I "observe" the holiday! I was just at the credit union and saw a sign that says it is closed the saturday after Thanksgiving. Why? Isnt that stretching it a bit? Thats 3 days AFTER the holiday! Give me a fucking break...but we are the lazy ones right? what a fucking joke

11/20/2010 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should all spell out "HELP" or "S.O.S." their little utopia is going to shit.

11/20/2010 02:56:00 PM  

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