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posted: 4/5/2013 5:00 AM

Yaeger, Lyman and Marshall for trustee

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I have lived in Long Grove for 17 years and am writing in support of Yaeger, Lyman and Marshall for Long Grove trustees in the election April 9th. This election is of extreme importance due to the issues at hand.

All three individuals have proved their commitment to our community. They have the necessary experience to help revitalize our downtown. Combined they have lived in Long Grove for 62 years.

With level heads, YLM will present options on the road maintenance that can be debated and scrutinized by village residents. There won't be biased or misleading statements on the financial state of the village for self-serving election purposes. YLM have stated the facts without false accusations and rhetoric.

There is a fourth person, a challenger, running for one of the trustee openings. This challenger has a poor track record of showing up to meetings in his current position of park district board member.

The challenger's finger pointing and negative comments in recent interviews portrays him as arrogant and an ineffective contrarian. It's important to ask tough questions, but he just seems to blame others without understanding the details of each situation proving ignorance on his part.

It is going to take leadership, professional savvy and strong relations with the community, business district and developers to move us forward. This is time for experienced and well-respected community leaders with solid reputations and track records of working to improve our community. As independent thinkers YLM bring diverse expertise in the engineering, design and building fields, which will complement the existing board members' backgrounds.

I am grateful to YLM for stepping up at this critical time in our history and showing leadership and educated factual knowledge of the issues.

Carolyn Osuyos

Long Grove

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