CL Police Chief Invites Discourse

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:

Coffee With The Chief Tuesday September 1, 2015 at 6-7, Crystal Lake Police Department 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake

You are cordially invited to join Chief James Black and members of the Crystal Lake Police Department for coffee, conversation, and an educational program.

Coffee With The Chief provides residents with an opportunity to personally meet with their Police Chief and other policerepresentatives in a friendly, casual and informal setting.

Residents will learn about current crime related topics, discuss community matters of interest and get to know Chief Black and his staff.

During this segment of Coffee With The Chief, members of the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition will present an educational seminar on teen substance abuse.Seating is limited, please R.S.V.P. to Officer Ed Pluviose at (815) 356-3731or email at

For full details, view this message on the web.


CL Police Chief Invites Discourse — 5 Comments

  1. Ask the chief to present details about police pay and benefit hikes over the years.

    And about the funding status of the police pension fund.

    And why are pay and benefit hikes granted when pensions are underfunded, since hiking pay, hikes the pension, which worsens the pension underfunding.

    What happens in a lot of police and fire labor negotiations is the compare themselves to like communities and keep hiking the pay and benefits.

    And in the case of collective bargaining negotiations for the rank and file, and in many communities there are also cba’s with Sergeants and /or other management ranks, the police and fire cannot strike, but either side can ask for binding interestarbitration where an often labor friendly arbitrator (or is it a panel of arbitrators) often sides with labor, and costs just keep going up with the monopoly government labor.

    Taxpayers get no direct vote, rather elect politicians who too often are organized labor and special interest friendly, and the rigged cycle perpetuates.

    Mountains of rules resulting in never ending tax hikes.

    A few new rules a year over 45 years and it is death by a 150 cuts.

    This state basically requires taxpayers to be human resorce experts at the local and state level, that being experts in pay, benefits, collective bargaining, work rulws, etc.

    It is a massively dysfunctional out of control system.

    So the best discourse is to already know the answer before you ask the question, because if you do not , all to often the politician or government official will omti key information or otherwise deceive the public.

    Illinois taxpayers have good reason to be suspicious of many units of government in Illinois because the whole story is not being told.

    There needs to be a PaulHarvey press release for every government press release and newsletter and presentation.

    When in Rome, do as the Romans do; the Romans are not telling the full story and it is an ingrained culture in Illinois.

    That is why so many public sector workers and union bosses and special interests and the press and all the rest are affronted is because everone (overgeneralization) does not tell the full story, it is just the way things are done around here.

    And they just think nothing catastrophic can happen because nothing catastrophic has happened since the great depression, so there is no reason to over react.

  2. we pay more for the pension of township employees than 30+ states.

    you don’t seem to mind that Everett

  3. inish: Anyone can post what they want on a blog.

    What is your source?

    Hartland Township taxpayers do not pay for any pensions for anyone elected to the Township office nor do the taxpayers fund any pensions for any employees.

    You really need to ask one of your Board members for a copy of the reports I provided to them at the last County Board meeting.

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