When Steve Bellmore, the candidate selected to knock Jack Franks critique Chuck Wheeler off the County Board, filled out his questionnaire for the Northwest Herald, he gave an incomplete answer to the following question:
Elected office held:
Bellmore’s reply was that he had served on the McHenry High School District 156 School Board since 2011.
Same with the Daily Herald when he ran for school board in 2015:
Elected offices held: Current district 156 Board Member
Look far enough back in the NWH archives and you’ll see that Bellmore was a Trustee of the Village of Lakemoor.
Not really hard to find that information.
I Googled “Lakemoor, Steve Bellmore” and found this:
Jun 13, 1997 – Steve Bellmore Lakemoor trustee couldn’t seem to rid the black sooted image from their minds. In Fox Lake, trustees there rejected the plant because it would have been a half-mile from a school and in Volo trustees didn’t want to encumber future residents in Fox .Lake. “It wasn’t right to cause those people …
Sergeant Dismissed Over Shooting CaseIn sworn testimony, Lakemoor Police Officer Keith Albert told the committee that he, Dicklin and Village Trustee Steve Bellmore had been invited to a party at Farschi’s home after a charity golf outing on the afternoon of Oct. 24, 1996.
At one point in the party, Albert said, Farschi, a gun collector, invited Bellmore to fire one of his semiautomatic pistols off his back deck into the marshland behind his home. Neither Albert nor Dicklin took steps to stop the gun play, Albert testified.
Lakemoor Cop Fails In Appeal To Regain Job
The investigation into Dicklin’s alleged misbehavior began shortly after an Oct. 5 charity golf outing. At the event, Trustee Steve Bellmore allegedly fired a handgun into the marshland behind the home of Lakemoor resident Ed Farschi in the presence of Dicklin, Farschi and Police Officer Keith Albert.
Lakemoor Police Officer Gary Spoerry responded to the scene after a neighbor called police to report gunshots. No one was injured or arrested in the incident…
Bellmore, Cichoski and Hendrickson were absent from the March 20 meeting, and the meeting was adjourned just before the appeal hearing when Povidas left, saying she had “too many unanswered questions” about Dicklin’s dismissal.
“I have contacted (McHenry County State’s Atty.) Gary Pack’s office,” she told Reakes at the March 20 meeting. “We are handling this item differently than we’ve handled any other item in the five years I’ve been on the Village Board.”
Bellmore has not attended a board meeting since February. He was seen minutes before the March 13 meeting but did not attend.
From an October 22, 1997, Chicago Tribune article:
Probation For Fired Lakemoor Sergeant
Ex-cop Pleads Guilty In Misconduct Case
Dicklin was fired from the Lakemoor department March 6 after he allegedly falsified reports and withheld information about the firing of a handgun by Village Trustee Steve Bellmore into a marshland behind the home of Ed Farschi shortly after a charity golf outing on Oct. 5, 1996.
These articles might explain why Bellmore wants people to ignore his Lakemoor Village Trustee service: