1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 5:54 AM

"I can speak with council members and eventually learn from the experience of doing [the job] to see how the city functions on the inside in Park Ridge. but I'm not going to say I'm as much aware as the people who have served an elected position before. " - Lukas Fuksa (source: Chicago Tribune/Park Ridge Herald Advocate, December 7, 2016)


1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 6:27 AM

Who does Fuksa thinks he's kidding? How weak is this!

1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 7:29 AM

I actually find it refreshing that Luke isn't a politician! I was at the debate at public works Thursday night and most of Marty's answers sounded like your typical bs politician answers!

1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 7:39 AM

I find that folks who claim they are not politicians are not "refreshing" as I watch the train wreck that is Trump and Bruce Rauner.

1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 7:43 AM

Do you mean Marty's answers were based on accurate information and provided actual details in support of his responses? In the one hour forum, Lucas made two statements (one regarding flooding and the other regarding airplanes) that were factually inaccurate. Both are major issues in our town. There are no short cuts to obtaining the knowledge necessary to lead this City.

1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 7:57 AM

I have known Marty and his family for over 20 years. He is not a "typical bs politician" but speaks from knowledge and is quite sincere.

1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 9:17 AM

Though I do not agree with everything that I have heard based on each platform, I would not want my mechanic to "eventually learn from the experience of doing [the job]" - nor would I would I want my doctor, attorney, financial advisor or CPA. I want people to get involved in Park Ridge - I want them to love our city and work for the best interests of the citizens. but it is a process. If you truly want to make a difference, serve, learn, participate and progress. I am thankful for those who serve as alderman and run for office - the time and energy they put forth is incredible. But these 8 elected officials represent almost 38, 000 residents - and they represent, discuss, plan and sculpt its future. I want the most knowledgeable and experienced men and women representing us.

1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 9:36 AM

I do not know anyone in Park Ridge with a higher degree of honesty & integrity than Marty Maloney! He has no alternate agenda and always has the best interest of Park Ridge as a priority. He tells it like it is. At the candidate forum I heard too many "political answers" from the so-called "non-political candidate". Telling residents what they want to hear versus offering realistic solutions.

1 year ago on 03/04/2017 at 10:26 AM

It is healthy to have debate and challenges to the existing city government. It may result in changes that benefit its families. At the March 2nd forum, no one really gave detailed plans for changes. Each had limited time. Flooding is still inadequately addressed. There are problems with some city departments. Stores are still closing. Some fresh effective ideas need to be implemented for our city. A free public debate for the Mayor position would be beneficial. The March 2nd Aldermanic forum did not allow ward- specific questions to each ward's candidates, so their constituents in the audience could compare their ideas. Ward candidates are voted in by the families who live in that ward. We need more than general city- wide questions for ward candidates. Some ward- specific questions were submitted but not offered Thanks to all who made the March 2nd forum possible.

1 year ago on 03/05/2017 at 5:58 PM

Guess there will be another opportunity to evaluate the candidates on March 14th in Maine South 's library at 6:30 pm. Thanks Ms. Daehler.

1 year ago on 03/08/2017 at 9:01 PM

I'm concerned with Fuksa's temperament. He has attacked people on social media. Do we need that type of behavior from a local official?

1 year ago on 03/08/2017 at 11:04 PM

Everyone has their opinion and everyone is free to vote for whoever they see fit. However, do not allow anyone to convince you that Marty Maloney is not capable of being our mayor. Do not allow anyone to convince you that Marty has ulterior motives in seeking this office. Do not allow anyone to convince you that Marty answers questions with BS responses. Marty has proven in a short period of time that he is capable of leading this city. He has proven he is more than capable of making decisions that are for the better good of this community. He has proven that he cares about this community and seeks the right long term solutions, not just short term solutions. Retail in the past two years is more vibrant than it has been in the years before Marty. The city portion of our tax bill is lower than it was before Marty. Our flooding issues are better than they were before Marty (not a lot better and surely not in every neighborhood) but better nonetheless. The general direction of our finances and infrastructure upgrades moving forward are in a better state of affairs then they were prior to Marty. Let's not clip his wings now. Let's give him a full term to give us the full breadth of his efforts. Lukas seems like a decent guy, maybe he can run next time if Marty doesn't show continued progression and growth above and beyond what he has shown us to this point.