Lakewood Village President Phil Stephan Ally Doug Ulrich Resigns, Stephan Appoints Janet Barron, Continuing “Disaster” Results in No Audience Being Allowed in Meeting Room

From the agenda of the Lakewood Village Board’s April 20, 2021, meeting comes the following:

Assuming approval, Janet Barron will be sworn in to complete the final two years+ of Ulrich’s term.

The meeting will be broadcast over the internet. Connection information is below:

Doub Ulrich
Doug Ulrich

In light of the current COVID-19 public health emergency and Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation in response thereto, the President has determined that an in-person meeting is not practical or prudent because of the disaster.

Therefore, this meeting will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

The public can observe and comment, when appropriate, by calling in to participate at: 312-626-6799.

In order for a member of the public to be recognized for comments, dial *9 on your telephone at the appropriate times during the meeting.

Members of the public can also attend online by clicking here:

Questions may also be forwarded before 5:00pm on April 20, 2021 via email to Audio recordings are available, after the meeting date, on the website at

Meeting ID: 880 1474 0094
Passcode: 312061


Lakewood Village President Phil Stephan Ally Doug Ulrich Resigns, Stephan Appoints Janet Barron, Continuing “Disaster” Results in No Audience Being Allowed in Meeting Room — 24 Comments

  1. The “disaster” being the entire presidency of Phil Stephan to begin with.

    If only someone had run against him when he ran unopposed.

    As we have seen he could never actually win an election against an opponent.

  2. It’s time for a little reminder of the past for all those spewing hate on either side of this election.

    I make no statements on the actions or qualifications of either side.

    No matter who is the President or who is a Trustee, they always gets ridiculed and beat down in the end.

    A lot of the names that now try to act as if they are the “truth tellers” were former ridiculed office holders.

    This group will go in like lambs promising a ton of great stuff just like everyone else over the years has.

    Then, a year or so in, the vocal folks will begin attacking them.

    Just look at literally every board.

    Again – EVERY Board.

    You all get hated on.

    That’s how this works.

    The crazy part is the number of former “disgraced” board members that publicly ridicule the current board.

    Some resigned under duress, some were censured, some were accused of monetary enrichment…the list goes on and on.

    I wish the future Board well, but you too will live to regret running.

    They will turn on you.

  3. Protest in front of their homes, peacefully of course, but loudly.

  4. Ofcourse they schedule a special meeting to quickly appoint, before the new president and board members take over next week.

    Just more cronyism too.

    Her husband is currently on the planning and zoning board, appointed by Phil.

    Trustee Berman’s wife just was the treasurer.

    Would have been nice if he had opened these positions to residents that are interested, instead of only appointing spouses.

  5. Jack be nimble (Doug McMahan), I have lived here for over 30 years.

    There has never been collective disdain for a group of politicians in Lakewood the way they are with Phil and Company.

    That goes for neighboring townships as well.

    You can’t minimize how badly they represented Lakewood.

    The vote count shows that.

    Too bad you can’t see it or won’t see it. Either way, I’m so happy to once again be proud of this place.

  6. @Jack be nimble, it has nothing do with promises or results of the current or even the future, president and board.

    Phil did fine in that aspect.

    Its all about the way the cao, president, and board treated the residents and especially the employees.

    The bullying, the firings, treating residents like scum, just overall poor behavior.

    Its called treating people with respect.

    They absolutely failed. T

    hey were an embarrassment.

    Stop ignoring the main issues.

    Wasnt about “results”.

  7. Do people really care about the bizarre goings on in Lakewood?

    I don’t.

  8. Lil Phil still wants his say in this village.

    He is the puppet master of Ryan and now Janet.

    And how knows who he will put in for treasurer.

    Wouldn’t a President leaving his position leave it for the next President and board to fill the positions?

    It’s obvious that he wants to destroy the village

    And set it up for failure.

    Good job lil Phil.

    Again thinking of yourself and not the village..

    selfish little man.

  9. Phil’s past history of harassment (bus driver? Neighbor?) doesn’t paint the right color purple.

    Accepting an appointment from him is like accepting an endorsement from Ike Turner.

  10. To clarify – I am not Doug McMahon.

    And I was not ignoring any issues.

    I am also not arguing for the current board.

    I will restate my point.

    I wish the new board luck.

    They too will get attacked in the future for decisions they will make.

    And Lakewood resident – I have lived here for about 12 years.

    Less than you for sure.

    I have attended meetings and watched people get angry regularly over those 12 years.

    Accusations fly and people get red faced and angry.

    I know there are people who dislike this board.

    And I get it.

    But it will happen.

    This board will get beat down because other people always know better.

  11. Damn can you imagine the backlash somebody would get when they get appointed by someone one week before he got run out of town?

    Only a power hungry continuation of purple madness would accept that rotten nugget.

  12. Look at the dipshit look on ulBITCH’s face

    Duh I’m going with you LITTLE phil.

    I guess I’m replaceable too.

  13. Jack Be Nimble you are 100% correct.

    Disgraced board members firing insults when they were once treated the same way.

    Pretty pathetic.

    Reading through this blog, it sounds like a petty little high school mean girl group.

    One would think a blog would be to publish news and offer opinions.

    Nice example!

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