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Friday, April 13, 2007

A07, Trib covers FP mayor contest [FP]

Chicago Tribune (Victoria Pierce) has an article that summarizes the Forest Park race for mayor. This part was new to me.
The campaign turned negative this week when automated phone messages went out to Forest Park voters alleging unsavory connections between Calderone and nearby Melrose Park, where federal indictments and investigations have been ongoing in recent years.

"The whole notion of a weird alliance with Melrose Park, if that's the best they can do they have an empty bag," Calderone said, noting that these days just the mention of Melrose Park seems somehow tainted. "Even if the pope became mayor of Melrose Park it would have a negative connotation."

Steinbach said she has no connection with the group, Citizens for Honest Government, which created the phone messages.

The two officers for Citizens for Honest Government are Timothy D Mather, chair, and Lourdes Monteaguado, treasurer. I suspect the name is misspelled and it should be Lourdes Monteagudo. Mather lives at 1404 Ridgely in Naperville and Monteaguado gives his address as 1837 W Cermak in Chicago.

Monteagudo lives at 3307 N Harding in Chicago, according to Google. He has contributed to various Latino Democrats and the Blagojevich campaign. He was with Mayor Daley's United Neighborhood Organization at some point.

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  • Please - the real organization has nothing to do with this. It's just a phony name that Steinbach put out there just to publicly claim that she isn't running a dirty campaign with her robocalls.

    By Anonymous carlsnuts, at 3:08 PM, April 13, 2007  

  • Carlsnuts, how do you know it isn't some Calderone supporters using up robocalls to make it look like Steinbach's playing dirty tricks. Robocalls cost money, and Calderone has a lot more of it in his fund than Steinbach does.

    I got a positive call from a Steinbach supporter (local number) the same day I got the robocall. She didn't use robocalls in the primary, either.

    By Anonymous KPO'M, at 6:14 PM, April 13, 2007  

  • carlsnuts, How do you know this? Are you a member of the Citizen's group?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:03 PM, April 13, 2007  

  • I found it ironic that at the very beginning of this race Steincrock said "I won't run a negative campaign, but I bet He (Calderone) will!" Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't that firing the first shot? One can draw three possible conclusions here, she's a liar, she's clueless, or their is an arrogance there that says "It' okay if I do it but not if you do it". In any case, I won't vote for that

    By Anonymous qantas, at 11:30 AM, April 14, 2007  

  • So quantas, you'll just vote for continued corruption? Your smart like an idiot. It's voters like you that should lose their privilege. What a loser you are.

    By Anonymous clueless, at 12:45 PM, April 14, 2007  

  • Kp, I've read your bizarre conspiracy theories on that other blog (do you have a job, by the way?). Your hatred of Calderone is making you blind to the deceit, hypocracy, arrogance, and cluelessness that is Steinbach. She has been an inept commissioner, with nothing positive to show for 4 years after winning office by a whopping 12 votes.

    But I have to hand it to her, she is a talented enough liar to fool a large number of people, including yourself. The robocalls that this petty, mean-spirited candidatate put out makes her seem desperate and undermines her claims that she is against negativity in public discourse.

    I am proud that Calderone has run a positive campaign and will not sink to the sewer where Steinbach resides. Steinbach launched the torpedoes, and now they have targeted her for destruction. The irony is delicious.

    Keep wearing your tinfoil hat, kp. Maybe the transmissions you're receiving will get clearer someday.

    By Anonymous carlsnuts, at 3:21 PM, April 14, 2007  

  • Kpo'm. Are you kidding me or are you arrogant enough to think that everyone but you is that stupid? I'd be willing to bet that neither candidate had any direct involvment. My money would be on a Steinbach supporter. After all, who's signs have been stolen? Mayor Calderone. Who's signs have been defaced? Mayor Calderone. Terry seems to have supporters that have maturity issues. Issues with the truth as well. Take Carl for instance. I'm still waiting to see his discharge papers from the navy. I guess he lost them. I would think he would use those as part of his resume while chasing down that elusive prize called employment. Perhaps I'm incorrect.

    By Anonymous qantas, at 5:11 PM, April 14, 2007  

  • This is clearly a Calderone dirty trick. Just when you thought it was impossible for them to sink to a new moral low.

    By Anonymous whobeboo, at 6:54 PM, April 14, 2007  

  • Proof of that corrution please? (Actual facts only please not what D and J told you because I KNOW that they lie.

    By Anonymous qantas, at 7:10 PM, April 16, 2007  

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