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Lisa Stone: 'Now it's up to You'

Letter to the editor

When I was asked to run for the elected position of Trustee of Buffalo Grove, I took a few weeks to evaluate if the position was right for me and if I was right for the position. While not a politician, I felt my integrity and honesty would guide my decisions on all issues that came my way. 

What I discovered was that the “job” was far more complex. As a mother, I felt an overwhelming responsibility for the health and safety of my children and that feeling then transcended my family to society as a whole. So when an issue of health or safety arises where I feel I can make a difference, I take up the cause and work hard to try to make a difference. Be it legislation for higher restrictions relative to Pit Bulls/Rottweilers, Heroin Awareness & Prevention or Landfill Toxins reaching the groundwater, I have spoken out regardless of controversy, opposition or political power behind the issue I was confronting.  

Some have said I am an activist, a watchdog or a whistle blower. Regardless, for me it is natural and necessary. Sadly, we live in a world where leaders compromise their convictions for political correctness, to "fit in" with their "party" or to please their contributors, all of which undermines their ability to be sincere to their constituents and do what is in the best interest of the people.  

I have learned first hand that standing up for truth is indeed a difficult and costly battle. Nonetheless, it is a battle that must be fought for the sake of society and our children's future. The time to act is not when it's too late and the damage is done; the time to act is when you are aware of a problem.

I acted on the landfill "releases" and independent experts have documented the truth, which was ignored by our government officials. I brought this truth to the public to the very best of my ability and resources. I hope that some of the agencies and people that I have recently alerted are looking into the scientific records that exist and will act as well. As for the public, I have provided the information and raised the issues of concern.

Please note, I sent a to the IEPA on January 3, 2012, an on January 12, 2012, and a on January 13, 2012 on my behalf. (Click on the hyperlinks to read these documents which are also attached below.)

Please take the time to read the information, as knowledge is power. Democracy works, but you must get involved to make a difference. Those in power often recruit their minions to maintain the status quo and stay in office with no regard for what is best for the general public. Changes can be effectuated for the health and safety of the community. Now, it's up to you.

Sincerely,

Lisa Stone

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money."

~Cree Indian Proverb

StandToReason January 20, 2012 at 02:46 PM
You're right Sally! From now on, I'll refrain from commenting when I witness fear-mongering and character smears.
Janet Sirabian January 20, 2012 at 08:22 PM
I believe everyone agreed to abide by the IEPA decision. Now that decision has been rendered, because they do not agree with you, you accuse them of being wrong. Amazing.
Art January 21, 2012 at 05:44 PM
No, Janet, she accuses them of "compromis(ing) their convictions for political correctness, to "fit in" with their "party" or to please their contributors." She accuses public officials (village, IEPA) of looking the other way to line their own pockets? Is there any evidence or even a HINT of fact in that? Of course not. Because the decision by EXPERTS did not agree with her position, she wants to continue to beat the same old drum. Sally & Tina - while I do not condone all of the comments made in these discussions, the baseless accusations and fear-mongering by Ms. Stone is what brings these things on. If she could ever admit that her fears were unfounded, based on the actual scientific evidence, and stop trying to incite baseless fear and accusations, perhaps people would leave her alone.
sally January 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM
While I'm not saying that Lisa Stone has evidence that the IEPA is "looking the other way", with regard to this issue, do people honestly feel that there is no corruption within governmental agencies? That's amazing. Art - I appreciate that you had the maturity to mention that you don't condone all of the comments that have been made. As I said, you can still get your point across without hatred for the person you disagree with.
AH Vixen January 19, 2013 at 07:30 AM
Sally, I believe corruption exists within government agencies. However, my belief that such corruption exists does not mean that all government agencies are corrupt or that the specific agency under discussion here is corrupt. It would be illogical to make such an assumption. That's like saying "do people honestly feel that there is no wrongdoing among people in Cook and Lake counties" and then insinuating that because of course there is such wrongdoing that all the people (or a select group chosen by Stone) is guilty of wrongdoing.

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