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Proviso Probe

Friday, December 14, 2007

Sterk's lawyers finger Welch and Emily Robinson as Proviso Insider


Today Mark Sterk called me and told me the following.

Either today or Monday Sterk's attorneys will amend the lawsuit against Proviso Insider to name Emanuel "Chris" Welch and Emily Robinson as defendants. (Emily Robinson is pictured above with Proviso Township High Schools (District 209) board member Brian Cross.)

Sterk sued Proviso Insider for defamation based on this entry.

Robinson has been active in Proviso politics as a campaign worker for Welch. She was the press secretary for his 2006 state representative campaign and played a less public role in the 2007 school board race.

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23 Comments:

  • Let the games and mud slinging begin. I guarantee you when this is all said and done, Odelson & Sterk will be hurt by this lawsuit. As lawyers, they should know that in a defamation suit, all the dirt on them can and will come out. I'm sure a guy like Chris Welch has plenty of it to throw at them. Time will certainly tell. Carl, I hope you monitor the court filings so you can see the allegations being made against both sides. When you live in glass houses, you shouldn't thrown stones. Odelson & Sterk have been living in a glass house for years. Burt Odelson would sell his mother for five bucks.

    By Anonymous Sterk Is An Idiot, at 7:47 PM, December 14, 2007  

  • Wow! Sterk suing a former client. I'm sure that's going to play well with all the current clients. I'm also sure Sterk suing Welch is going to open the door for a whole bunch of stuff to be revealed now. Why did Sterk get fired from Dist. 209? I'm sure we will find out now.

    By Anonymous Why is Sterk Suing A Former Client?, at 8:26 PM, December 14, 2007  

  • Odelson and Sterk are suing Chris Welch? You've got to be kidding me! This has to do with them getting fired in 89 and 209. Pure and simple. This is nothing but Politics.

    By Anonymous I'll be watching this one, at 8:43 PM, December 14, 2007  

  • There going down!
    Both Emily and Welch are going to pay very dearly for there cowardly ways!This could'nt happen to a nicer couple than Chris Welch and Emily Robinson.Both of these mental midgets,who hide behind there blog statements,saying there from Forest Park have alot of explaining to do.
    I expect that not only will Welch have his Licence suspended for awhile,but Emily will probably not be allowed to sit for her Bar exam in Illinois.Emily will now have to explain her actions not only in a Court of Law,but also to her Law school Dean,but to every board she tries to take and to any employer she will try to work for.How embarassing for Emily to have to lie and cheat and get caught!She did it for love,but now she'll have a Scarlett Letter on her resume thanks to Welch,Moore,Cross and Grady Rivers!
    According to my sources Sterck also plans to add on another couple of names in the not to distant future!

    By Anonymous Exposing the Emily Robinson and Welch affair, at 5:57 AM, December 15, 2007  

  • ABOUT TIME says:

    In my opinion Welch and his crew of Insider writers just don't get it. They believe they are invisible. I support Odeleson and Sterk in their pursuits to bring down Welch and Robinson. This will serve as a message to others that cyber bully and lie on people via the internet.

    As the President of 209's School Board what kind of role model is he presenting to the children of 209? How can a school board President conduct himself in this manner while representing the lives of thousands of children? What is he teaching our young people to do? At Proviso if a student is caught harrassing another on My SPace or Face Book they are suspended! What will be Welch's consequence? His actions during board meetings and his now known connection to the Insider is not a good representation of a School Board President.

    Welch should be embarrassed and RESIGN! This type of behavior by a school board President would not be condoned or tolerated in Oak Park, Elmhurst, Naperville, or any other high acheiving school. Proviso Township parents should WANT MORE and DEMAND MORE!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:40 PM, December 15, 2007  

  • This is hilarious and at the same time very sad. For the individual that wrote "exposing the Emily Robinson and Welch affair", you can't be serious. This is the main reason why I don't get into certain aspects of politics. When something is made public, individuals who think they know everything feel they have the duty to run their mouth and make assertions that are untrue. First of all, even if the comment was true what does that have to do with the price of tea in China. My point being this, if you knew anything about the legal field/practice you would understand the concept of "issue spotting". The issue at hand has nothing to do with this supposed affair, so therefore there is no place for such a ridiculous comment. If anything make a comment that makes some pertinent reference to what's really going on like the rest of the bloggers. Your doing exactly what many law students do when writing exams...trying to disguise your lack of knowledge of the actual issue behind unneccessary statements and creating your own facts. You speak of mental midgets...well news flash, you probably wanted to use a possessive pronoun such as "their" when commenting on their comments on the blog...considering "there" refers to a place. Now my comment on your grammar has nothing to do with the message you were trying to get across or the reason for this blog...so was there any reason for me to make such a comment...not at all. Get my point? Well if not, according to you those "mental midgets" Emily and Chris will have plenty of time to explain my point..considering all the time Chris will have once his license is suposedly "suspended" and I'm sure Emily will be able to explain it to you once she is through explaining herself to everyone and why she did it out of "Love". If that comment was made by someone under the age of 18, disregard my comment, your excused. However if this was made by an adult with all mental capacities or someone posing as an adult with all mental capacities, your not excused. Your are part of the reason (on a smaller scale) why people don't vote or trust politics or politicians. Comments like yours only attempt to slander and defame someones character and make no mention of actual truths and quite frankly lacks any substantive character (kind of like cereal with no milk...just not good). I thought you would have understood that considering the nature of the action which everyone is commenting on. I'm sorry for ranting on, but it bothers me when people talk just to talk and make assertions that are so far from the truth that even they should be ashamed of making them.

    By Blogger Jason, at 6:15 PM, December 15, 2007  

  • This is hilarious and at the same time very sad. For the individual that wrote "exposing the Emily Robinson and Welch affair", you can't be serious. This is the main reason why I don't get into certain aspects of politics. When something is made public, individuals who think they know everything feel they have the duty to run their mouth and make assertions that are untrue. First of all, even if the comment was true what does that have to do with the price of tea in China. My point being this, if you knew anything about the legal field/practice you would understand the concept of "issue spotting". The issue at hand has nothing to do with this supposed affair, so therefore there is no place for such a ridiculous comment. If anything make a comment that makes some pertinent reference to what's really going on like the rest of the bloggers. Your doing exactly what many law students do when writing exams...trying to disguise your lack of knowledge of the actual issue behind unneccessary statements and creating your own facts. You speak of mental midgets...well news flash, you probably wanted to use a possessive pronoun such as "their" when commenting on their comments on the blog...considering "there" refers to a place. Now my comment on your grammar has nothing to do with the message you were trying to get across or the reason for this blog...so was there any reason for me to make such a comment...not at all. Get my point? Well if not, according to you those "mental midgets" Emily and Chris will have plenty of time to explain my point..considering all the time Chris will have once his license is suposedly "suspended" and I'm sure Emily will be able to explain it to you once she is through explaining herself to everyone and why she did it out of "Love". If that comment was made by someone under the age of 18, disregard my comment, your excused. However if this was made by an adult with all mental capacities or someone posing as an adult with all mental capacities, your not excused. Your are part of the reason (on a smaller scale) why people don't vote or trust politics or politicians. Comments like yours only attempt to slander and defame someones character and make no mention of actual truths and quite frankly lacks any substantive character (kind of like cereal with no milk...just not good). I thought you would have understood that considering the nature of the action which everyone is commenting on. I'm sorry for ranting on, but it bothers me when people talk just to talk and make assertions that are so far from the truth that even they should be ashamed of making them.

    By Blogger Jason, at 6:16 PM, December 15, 2007  

  • Doesn't it seem weird to anyone else that Odelson & Sterk are suing someone for something related to a blog post, yet they contacted another blogger to "get the word out" about the lawsuit? It just seems odd that they complain about a post but then have no problems going to other blogs and feeding information. Maybe they should keep information to themselves and they would have less problems, and we'd all have less problems because whiners wouldn't be distracting us from real problems going on.

    By Anonymous Don't talk about me but I can talk about you, at 9:50 AM, December 16, 2007  

  • I just can't believe the BS that both Chris Welch and Emily Robinson continue to write on there blog the Proviso Insider!
    Because of your recent posting that Sterck and Odelson were planning to name them as defendents in there lawsuit against the Insider, they blogged the following " For the record, the Proviso Insider weblog is authored by a number of people actively involved in the communities of Proviso Township."
    Well,why does,nt Chris Welch and Emily Robinson tell us who these "Community activists/bloggers are? Everyone suspects that Chris Welch's army of blogers are Emily Robinson,Brian Cross,Don Sloan,Tony Calderone,Eugene Moore,Benny Mazulla and Nikita Johnson,along with other bottom feeders.It's time for Welch and Emily Robinson and Brian Cross and others to come clean on there blogging and stop hiding behind false and annonymous posts!

    By Anonymous Tell us the truth Welch and Emily and Cross, at 10:37 AM, December 16, 2007  

  • Jason, while we're correctly grammar try "Supposedly" rather than "suposedly"

    Works better.

    By Anonymous Amy, at 8:18 PM, December 16, 2007  

  • To Jason, what are you rambling about???? It seems like your some how involved with those creeps Emily Robinson , Chris Welch and Brian Cross!
    Your attacking another blogger about his writing, but your writing is atrocious!All you do is ramble and ramble,no wonder you write such nonense,you must of been told by your idols,Robinson,Cross or Welch,that your "such a smart guy"!
    Jason just focus on the facts that the "Proviso Insider" is a supposed blog that slanders others, but yet refuses to say who they truely are.Now that we find out that it is Emily Robinson and Chris Welch you try protecting them.Why would you protect them? I know because maybe you think they'll appreciate you more.
    Hey Jason, why don't you get a life!

    By Anonymous chuckie, at 5:41 AM, December 17, 2007  

  • To those anti-Sterck and Odelson bloggers, why the hate? Sterck and Odelson you to be Welch's attorney's at 209 and other districts. Everyone knows that the reason they were let go was to hire Serpico's attorneys,who are also the attorneys for Cicero.
    One could also see that this was a favor owed by Welch to Serpico since he was the only person who endorsed Welch's failed run for State Rep.
    Also Welch fired Odelson and Sterck to get his new law partners the school district bussiness. I'm sure nothing would have happened but Welch and Cross and Robinson had to then defame them on their blog,the Proviso Insider.Instead of being honest and acting like professionals,Welch,Cross and Emily Robinson instead attacked their integrity and reputations,through their anonymous comments and slanderous accusations on their vile andn filthy blog called "The Proviso Insider".
    I can't wait to see how their going to squirm in court explaining their actions and why they have hidden behind their blog using false names and lies!
    As far as I'm concerned, both Welch and Emily Robinson after being found guilty should never be able to pratice law again,or at least lose their licence for a couple lof years and Cross should be forced to quit from his goverment job,which taxpayers pay for!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:50 AM, December 17, 2007  

  • Mr. Nyberg, how could I speak to you? Can you provide me with a number? I need to remain anonymous.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:14 AM, December 17, 2007  

  • Call me, 773-43O-35358 or email RadioNyberg circled "a" Yah00 spot c0m.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:00 PM, December 17, 2007  

  • So typical of you carl
    I have been following this situation from a far a while but now its time for me to speak up

    As a graduate of medill I learned to follow a canon of ethics

    Unfortunately you have none

    In your so called rules you have stated that you will not take anonymous comments

    Its just typical that you are willing to throw these rules out the window

    There is more that I could criticize but unlike you I have real stories to chase

    By Anonymous typical, at 1:49 PM, December 17, 2007  

  • Unfortunately, I make some mistakes sorting comments. And sometimes I make exceptions.

    I'm sorry if this detracts from your enjoyment of Proviso Probe.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 1:58 PM, December 17, 2007  

  • Chris you didn't graduate from Medill J-School, had you you would learned to use punctuation.

    You skated through Northwestern graduating "Thank you Laude"

    By Anonymous a real journalist, at 4:14 PM, December 17, 2007  

  • Do you have any more updates as to the status of the lawsuit? Has it been filed?

    By Anonymous updates?, at 6:35 PM, December 17, 2007  

  • About Time says:

    That was TOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNNNNY: "Thank you laude"! Chris Welch graduated at the top of his class, "Thank You Laude" LOVE IT!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:32 PM, December 17, 2007  

  • One thing I know for certain is that Welch will lay it on the line when it comes to a fight. I don't know what he has on Odelson & Sterk, but I am sure it will all come out during a defamation lawsuit. The only thing I can see is that this lawsuit seems to be political vengence on the part of Odelson and Sterk, and in their quest for vengence, they may get hurt. Is truth a defense to defamation? Will Chris and Emily be able to subpoena Odelson and Sterks list of clients and get into their bills? Will they be able to reveal why Odelson and Sterk got fired in SD89 and SD209? What about all the allegations of inappropriate campaign donations, election ballot scams, etc? Will they be able to get into all that? What about the relationship with Odelson, James Roche and that guy Kyle Hastings? Isn't Odelson and Roche the same guys trying to bring a strip club into Westchester? I'm sure all of this is going to come out and Odelson's clients are going to take another look at them. This one will be fun to watch.

    By Anonymous In for a fight I'm sure, at 8:28 AM, December 18, 2007  

  • About Time says:

    Chris Welch couldn't win a fight with Mike Tyson's hands. He will lose against Odelson and Sterk; that's for sure.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:02 PM, December 18, 2007  

  • I am confused! Are they dating or related? They look very much alike. Like Michael and Latoya Jackson.

    By Anonymous Wacko Jacko or Latoya?, at 10:21 PM, December 18, 2007  

  • Oh...this is bad! The school board president slandering board members and several members of the community on a daily basis.

    I'm leading the charge to get Chris Welch ousted! We don't need destructive, devisive behavior from our elected officials.

    Chris Welch is a clown and his actions are total buffonary...he might as well be in black face...skinnin and grinnin while he tries to destroy the very community from which he came.

    Let the slew of lawsuits begin!

    By Anonymous Fingered!, at 9:34 AM, December 22, 2007  

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