Video: River Forest village board

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By Ben Meyerson

Chicago Journal Editor

As the River Forest village board debated Monday night how to keep village board members from releasing confidential information to the public, two members of the board broke down into an argument over ethics.

Village President John Rigas and Trustee Steve Dudek argued — and often yelled at each other — about each others' ethics, withholding documents and discussing confidential information.

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Gary Sullivan from River Forest  

Posted: November 16th, 2010 4:42 PM

In response to Dan Lauber comment on Frank Paris.Dan I agree 100% with your comment and the common denominator is a person or persons having the name Steve. Pick your poison so to speak.

Dan Lauber from River Forest  

Posted: November 11th, 2010 5:49 PM

This is actually subdued. It was far worse under Frank Paris. This video makes a good argument for broadcasting all village board meetings -- maybe if they all know they're on camera for all to see, those who hurl insults might be more responsible. We've actually left board meetings in mid-session because the behavior of some trustees was so embarrassing. They mean well, but have a strange way of expressing it.

Gary Sullivan from River Forest  

Posted: November 11th, 2010 2:42 PM

After seeing the 3 minute replay of the discourse between John Rigas and Steve Dudek I think it is in the best interests of River Forest residents that Steve Dudek resign from the board. You can tell that everyone during that sparring session were very uncomfortable having to listen to him interrupting John while he was talking. Mr. Dudek is a contrarian, adding nothing positive to the board and denying the trustees the ability to work to the best of their ability for the village.

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