December 6th, 2019 9:57 PM
I disagree with Michelle on this issue, and though I hope those dear to Mr. Lorenzen find peace from this tragedy, the photo display of the heartbreaking consequences he and the driver of the car that turned in front of him, taught us a very serious and sobering lesson on the inherently dangerous nature of the 31st and Woodside intersection. It is a very complex intersection with two cross streets within 50 feet of each other and east-bound traffic from 31st regularly zig-zags at a high speed on green nearly clipping cars proceeding north from the stop sign on Deleplaine & Woodside. Though the article does not state culpability, this awful incident is a lesson to us all to please slow down and proceed with great caution, and drive defensively.
December 6th, 2019 5:45 PM
I beg you to take these crash photos down from your site. I cannot imagine being a family member of the victims and having to see these pictures. Please have a heart on this matter and remove them.
December 4th, 2019 6:06 PM
Congratulations Mark & Michelle, two of Brookfield's most highly valued and dedicated employees.
December 4th, 2019 3:56 PM
We need to make sure parking is accounted for in any of these plans.. The neighborhood cant handle another "worlds largest arcade" with only 3 parking spots.
December 3rd, 2019 6:44 PM
Who is this uneducated individual that is putting blame on these gentlemen that did nothing more than fight for their jobs? If you want to , blame them for being Professional , outstanding, caring individuals who want to continue serving the residents of North Riverside as they always done without fail. Educate yourself whoever you are You've clearly been wearing a large pair of blinders I would LOVE to hear your misguided and extremely uneducated reasonings for blaming a group of hardworking individuals who strive for nothing more than to be the best Go on Tell me I'm sure you have tons of proof and reason to back up your ridiculous comment I mean why else would you have said it? Surely you must have something to back your claim? I'm going to guess not because the firefighters of the NRFD are not, were not, nor will they ever be at fault for the millions of wasted dollars spent on illegal actions towards them You my friend are in the...
December 3rd, 2019 6:29 PM
So the editorial sounds like a campaign speech for the corrupt elected officials. How is the employee to blame? The courts have sided with them every step of the way. If they had any wrong doing it would have come out in the countless lawsuits. Why is the new Fire Chief being brought in to this. The village will run him out just as soon as he doesn't comply with the mayors marching orders. Just like the last two. The contract employees are just pawns in this entire scheme, sadly they don't get a voice. The residents of NR needs to wake up. The elected officials have let the tax base dwindle, spent millions of wasted taxpayer monies on illegally trying to get rid of employees and keep lining their pockets with a private industries campaign donations while in turn awarding a no bid contract well over $300,000.
December 3rd, 2019 5:34 PM
Please tell me how the firefighters are partially to blame for this? The village tried to illegally fire them and not bargain in good faith for a new contract. The union and firemen have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money fighting illegal activities of the village and protecting their livelihoods. The village officials have spent over a million dollars of tax money, which could have completely funded the pension fund they were complying is bankrupting the village. The elected officials have been given campaign donations from PSI over the last 5-10 years for a company to have a revolving door of employees. Also don't forget the million plus the village spent they also illegally fired several employees, 1 which was ordered back to work with back pay and interest by an arbitrator. If you look at everything from day 1 I would say the firemen have shown that they truly care about the residents of north riverside and the fire department. It has also been seen that...
December 3rd, 2019 5:33 PM
Yes, please explain how the firefighters are to blame. They didn't ask for any of this.
December 3rd, 2019 5:30 PM
A question for the Landmark. As a North Riverside Firefighter what exactly am I to blame for???
December 3rd, 2019 5:28 PM
I don't understand the unsubstantiated 2nd paragraph that reads: "And, of course, the firefighters are not blameless in this mess either". can the writer please elaborate how the firefighters are at fault. They are the ones that were issued pink slips and have had to fight for their jobs.
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