Contact:

Don Early

Organization: 4 The People
Phone:  
email  donfe@yahoo.com
   

For Immediate Release

"4 the People, a local, grass roots, political and community service organization, most known for its advocacy of a successful referendum to increase police protection, a campaign to save a county sniffer dog, the campaign to resist a second waste transfer site in town, and recent prayer meetings for local politicos and clergy, used their booth at Rail Road Days to poll West Chicago citizens about local issues.  Although many of the responses point at things that many people in town already knew, there are a couple items in the questionaire about how the taxing bodies are spending money that deserve notice by our public officials.  Wayne Township is doing a poor job of telling our citizens what they are doing.  Otherwise, one would expect their numbers to mirror those of Winfield Township.  Forest Trails, Willow Creek, Cornerstone Lakes, and Prairie Crossing are a significant part of the township and deserve to be kept informed.  Secondly, the county and the public schools are not seen as good stewards of our tax money.  Pick out a random four people... for the schools, one thinks the money is well spent, one doesn't know, and two think money is being wasted.  That should concern the boards and superintendents of both schools.  Lastly, kudos to the Fire Department.  90% think they are spending their money wisely and nobody suspects them of waste.  That is totally incredible.

The information comes from 4 the People.  The above comments have to be blamed on me."

Robert Lemon

4 THE PEOPLE

During Railroad Days 4 the People conducted a written survey on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The results are as follows with the results stated in percentage for the 280 total responses received.

YES%

NO%

MAYBE%

IS A WASHINGTON ST. OVERPASS NEEDED?

78.57

17.85

3.58

IS OVERCROWDING STILL A PROBLEM?

85.96

13.28

0.76

DO WE NEED MORE LOW COST HOUSING ?

24.27

74.98

0.75

DO WE NEED MORE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT?

90.00

0.00

10.00

DO WE NEED MORE LIGHT INDUSTRIAL?

74.44

14.28

14.28

DO WE NEED TO REVITALIZE DOWNTOWN?

82.19

7.14

10.67

ARE THE FOLLOWING DOING THE BEST JOB THEY CAN WITH THE TAX DOLLARS THEY GET?

Yes

No

Maybe

CITY OF WEST CHICAGO

57.14

25.00

17.86

WEST CHICAGO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

89.29

0.00

10.71

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 33

21.42

50.00

28.58

HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 94

25.00

42.86

32.14

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP

53.57

14.29

32.14

WEST CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT

35.71

39.28

25.01

WAYNE TOWNSHIP

21.43

7.14

71.43

WEST CHICAGO LIBRARY DISTRICT

57.14

21.43

21.43

COUNTY OF DU PAGE

25.00

50.00

25.00

DU PAGE FOREST PRESERVE

25.00

42.86

32.14

Members of 4 the People supervised the survey and did not allow more than one response per person.