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posted: 9/19/2013 4:40 AM

Chaplin addressing the real issues

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Chaplin addressing the real issues

I just read the article regarding Dan Cronin and Liz Chaplin. Shame on you, Mr. Cronin. I am a Lisle resident whose home was flooded in April. Not a single representative from the DuPage County Board, besides Ms. Chaplin, reached out. She has attended meetings, spent hours on the phone with residents and state officials, rallied for economic housing, attempted tax relief, and even helped locate an air conditioner for a family with significant health issues. Where were you?

A quote from Mr. Cronin states:

"Frankly, I am very disappointed with the chairwoman of this committee, who has ignored an issue of such grave importance to our citizens and taxpayers ... In my view, our public transit chair decided not to go to work on public transit matters 66 percent of the time."

In my view, Cronin decided not to go to work on record breaking flooding and homeless citizen matters 100 percent of the time. Ms. Chaplin clearly stated, no public transit issues regarding DuPage County needed discussing.

How will forming an ad hoc committee be a good use of taxpayer money when a committee already exists? It seems you are politically bullying Ms. Chaplin because she doesn't support your personal agenda by creating a committee of your own.

The article quotes Cronin as saying Chaplin has shown a lack of attention, interest and genuine involvement. If anyone has shown a lack of interest and genuine involvement it is Mr. Cronin. Where were you when Lisle flooded? For each and every Lisle village board meeting? Your lack of interest makes me think you are not the right person for the job.

Rather than pointing fingers at Ms. Chaplin, perhaps the board should follow her lead and try to come up with solutions to the continual flooding.

Karyn Bossenga


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