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Proviso Probe

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Emanuel Christopher Welch for state rep?

Rumor has it Emanuel Christopher Welch is circulating nominating petitions to run against Karen Yarbrough for state representative.

Use the comments to speculate on his motives, potential strategies and odds of winning.

How does this affect other races, like Democratic Committeeman?


  • It's true. I was at Gene Moore's meeting last night, and I heard Welch himself declare himself a candidate. I must say, he gives great speeches. He called himself "A Proven Leader and A Real Democrat." What is he alluding to? Is Yarbrough not a real Democrat? I don't know much about either of them, but I wish Welch the best of luck.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:08 PM, September 28, 2005  

  • what a guy!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:21 PM, September 28, 2005  

  • GO WELCH !!!!!! We tired of being a stand still community. Make a change WELCH, no matter what...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:25 PM, September 28, 2005  

  • Congrats Welch, about time !!!! for a change that is...!!!!!! Thanks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:32 PM, September 28, 2005  

  • anon 2:08, Welch speaks well, but look behind the rhetoric.

    He's a crook. He has little to no interest in serving the public and is all about cronyism, building a patronage organization and kleptocracy.

    Attend a District 209 meeting or look at a past agenda. What do you notice? The agenda is entirely about jobs and contracts. The only time Welch has mentioned anything to do with education was when he used the fig leaf of declining test scores to conceal his real reasons for firing superintendent Greg Jackson.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 6:32 PM, September 28, 2005  

  • I guess I should be happy that Welch supporters consider this the place to push their candidate.

    Welcome supporters of Emanuel Christopher Welch.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 6:33 PM, September 28, 2005  

  • Thanks for the welcome, Nyberg ! No one is pushing anything. Your just not used to someone standing up saying something positive for Welch...by the way, you give enough publicity. Thanks Nyberg !!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:10 PM, September 28, 2005  

  • Here's why Welch will win: 1) He is articulate and a hard campaigner. 2) He has resources. 3) He has foot soldiers. 4) He has the issues.

    Here's why Yarbrough loses: 1) What has Yarbrough done? She serves a union community and has the worst voting record among active Democrats for unions. 2) She's a divider? Welch is a uniter. 3) Yarbrough has dirty laundry that will be aired in the campaign. Real dirty. 4) Folks in the 7th District and in Springfield think Yarbrough is mean, arrogant and unable or unwilling to take a side on a tough issue. 5) She's really a republican. Prediction: Welch is hedging his bets and he will win.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:01 PM, September 28, 2005  

  • The Proviso Township Republican party should be doing back-flips! Could there actually be a Republican representing the 7th District? I wish Mr. Welch luck in his quest. If he wins, he'll be a 7th District Proviso Republican's wet dream with all his baggage!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:45 PM, September 28, 2005  

  • Nyberg, these people who posted for Welch have to post for him or they would lose their jobs at Proviso. No one wants Welch to win; they are scared of their jobs. Half of these postings are Welch's own comments. He is always on line reading the blogger. He is addicted to it. Keep it up Nyberg. Do they have the internet in jail where he can read the blogger?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:17 AM, September 29, 2005  

  • Bring your "A" game, Chris because like your mentor a suit and smile does not win elections...The 5th avenue prison camp refugees cannot operate on that level......

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:16 AM, September 29, 2005  

  • While everyone is blasting Welch, have they seen how bad Maywood is? Why is Maywood now known as Murderwood? Why has Yarbrough done nothing for her own town? If Yarbrough cared about her people, why would she let them sit on the unemployment line while their kids go unfed and uncloth? John Wicks and Antoinette Doris are loyal to Karen. However, John is a demoted security guard and Antoinette is unemployed selling mortgages out of School District 88's board resource office.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:51 AM, September 29, 2005  

  • Hey. I have a friend who owns a small newspaper. She tells me that Karen Yarbrough approached her to hire Carl Nyberg as a reporter. This source is pretty reliable. Hey Carl. Is that why you have dedicated your life to smearing Welch, Moore and Lightford? How coincidental. They are all people Karen Yarbrough despises.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:52 AM, September 29, 2005  

  • Who really cares about Lightford! Are you still sleeping with her Welch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:55 AM, September 29, 2005  

  • Here's the response to the comments about me.

    I had contempt for Eugene Moore before I ever met Karen Yarbrough. We became friends out of mutual respect and wanting to see Moore ousted.

    When Lorien Menhennett left the Forest Park Review as editor I offered Dan Haley, the publisher, a number of ideas about how to improve the FPR. One of the ideas was to create a Proviso-wide media outlet. Haley wasn't particularly interested.

    I talked to Karen Yarbrough about the idea. She referred me to the woman that publishes West Suburban Journal. I talked to the woman on the phone for 20 minutes or more.

    While we were cordial to each other, it was tense because my vision for creating a Proviso-wide media outlet was different than her vision for West Suburban Journal. Neither one of us saw much potential for working together.

    I went on to create Proviso Probe and she continued with her vision for West Suburban Journal.

    If I was going to milk my connection with Yarbrough for the big bucks, I think I'd ask for more than some freelance work with a small community newspaper.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 12:09 PM, September 29, 2005  

  • It's very strange that Karen is blamed for the condition of Maywood, while the real problems are with the past board members and Mayor. Chris Welch is a back stabber and will only end up handed to the feds on a silver plater by the friends he stepped on on the way up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:42 PM, September 29, 2005  

  • Since you're not a friend then you don't need to worry about it, now do you...!!!!!!!!! So shut up !!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:56 PM, September 29, 2005  

  • Will Welch really run? Can Welch really win? Does Welch have a chance? All these questions are being discussed as what a appears to be a donnybrook election cycle in Maywood and in Proviso! Welch is running because he wants out of 209, which is worse and worse everyday! Soon the bills at 209 have to be paid, and Welch knows that and does not want to face the music ,of why the district has so much debt, due to his "drunken Silor spending "habits at 209 to build ,what he believes is his "army"of poltical patronage hirings who will work on his campaign and donate money to his run!Welch knows the game is up for him and his other 3 stooges(Adams,Matlock and Henry).He wants out because Dr. Flowers is breathing down his fat,hairless and spineless neck and will soon pounce on him!Welch knows he is hated and despised because of all the out of his way,evil tatics against his friends and foes, and he hopes that his enemies will help him beat Yarbourgh so as to get him out of 209 and out of Proviso!Welch also is running to try to save Eugene Moore's postion as Democratic committeman, and he hopes that he can convine enough disinformed voters that he is someone else other than what he has been these past 5 years!Welch has divided this Proviso community more than anyone else other than Bruno and Serpico in there haydays! Proviso Mayors will be put in difficult postions, on who to back and if they decide to stay out of it, Welch will make sure if he wins that he will hurt them poltically in the future! I believe that all elected officials in Proviso are looking at Werlch and at Moore as trying to "conquer" Proviso, and they will realize that a victory by Welch and by Moore will destroy Proviso and all the communities in Proviso! Look at the disaster that 209 is in!209 and Maywood look like they belong in Haiti and not the USA! Moore and Welch have raped and pllaged Maywood and Proviso 209 to the point of no return, and they only way they can survive would be with Fedral govt. Intervention! All elected officials will have to decide to eliminate Moore and Welch, and finally get rid of these human parasites, who remind everyone of Sadam Hussain and his sons!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:10 PM, September 29, 2005  

  • Yarbourgh will do to Welch, as Moore does to Welch nightly,she will make "sqeal like a pig", that he is and looks like!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:44 PM, September 29, 2005  

  • Welch needs to run because he needs to run away from the ghost of Mike Manzo! Manzo is the reason he can't sleep at night and the reason he tries to "out shine" him. Manzo has to be licking his chops for Welch to run, so he could spank him once again!Hey Chris,"why does Manzo scare you so much"? "he,Manzo is not a monster"?Have you always wished you could" be like Mike"? Why do the employees at 209 still love Mike Manzo and not you? Welch, you remind me of that obssesive stalker who was always trying to find David Letterman! Manzo should report your activity to the police, in case you ever lose it!The voices say Manzo, Manzo,Manzo!Manzo is #1, and Welch will always be #2!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:03 PM, September 29, 2005  

  • I don't believe Welch could beat Yarbourgh without the support of Arnie Bryant and Charles Flowers! It just won't happen, and what hispanic support will he have?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:05 PM, September 29, 2005  

  • Whoever this maybe

    Do you owe Manzo Some Kind Of Gambling Debt that he is forcing you to do this

    Take My Advice, Bet against the Illini when They Play Big Ten Teams

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:13 PM, September 29, 2005  

  • To the anonymous publisher who wrote, "I have a friend who owns a small newspaper. She tells me that Karen Yarbrough approached her to hire Carl Nyberg as a reporter. This source is pretty reliable.." is eluding to L. Nicole Trottie, I suggest you get your facts correct.

    First, let me say that the Journal may be small in page count [16] but large in number; 10,000 in circulation throughout Proviso. A little known fact: The Washington Post started w/ 9 pages-- A girls gotta start somewhere.

    Yes, I was referred to Carl Nyberg, however, not by Karen Yarbrough.

    Yes, Carl and I did have a lengthy conversation with regard to making a contribution to the Journal, but upon which our editorial scopes did not mesh -- at that time.

    At the time I spoke with Carl, I believed that leaning, too, heavily left or right straight out of the publishing gate would negate my intentions and credibility.

    My initial decision was based soley from a responsibility to publish a community newspaper to serve the best interst of the people, which in retrospect and many aspects I failed. But, failing forward, I've taken away valuable lessons.

    I believe that Carl is a credit to the field of journalism and does a fine job upholding our code of ethics and truth in reporting.

    Truth sets us FREE! Justice always prevails!

    By Blogger L. Nicole Trottie, at 7:31 PM, October 02, 2005  

  • L. Nicole Trottie should be commended for starting a newspaper and playing it straight. However, I must say, Carl Nyberg is not a credit to any profession. Why is this Naval Academy graduate playing with blogs and writing for small newspapers? Why is he no longer a navy recruiter? Did the Navy kick him out? It appears to me that Carl Nyberg is a real loser with an ax to grind against anyone Karen Yarbrough decides she doesn't like.

    By Blogger Andee Gee, at 11:25 AM, October 03, 2005  

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    By Blogger beat-him-at-da-pole, at 7:24 PM, October 04, 2005  

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