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Election 2012: Burns Campaign Has Busload of Ambition

Burns Bus is on the move!

Campaign bus hits the road:

This week we've unveiled our campaign bus, and it's already rolling down Kane County roads!

The bus will be our traveling office/information center/meeting place as we roam all over Kane County. Look for us soon in your town and neighborhood, or just honk as we drive by!

Campaign calendar notes:

We'll be joining all the other candidates for chairman of the Kane County Board at a forum sponsored by the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce this Friday. 

This is a great opportunity for you to see all of us in one place, and hear our ideas for the future of Kane County.

The event will be at the Hilton Garden Inn in St. Charles, and runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It's open to members and non-members alike. Call the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce at (630) 584-8384 for details and ticket information.

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Bob McQuillan January 13, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Justin Here is my response to your questions: 1. Someone had already posted information about Lauzen AND Burns. However, you only responded to point a finger at Burns (nothing for Lauzen). The article is about Kevin Burn's campaign written by Kevin Burn's campaign staff or Mayor Burns himself. His opponent doesn't come into play in this article. 2. Have you ever posted something that called Lauzen to task? What would you like me to take him to "task" on: his education at Duke & Harvard, the fact he owned and ran his own business, his 20 years representing the people of Kane County or that 2 of his sons are currently serving in the military? You choose the topic, write an article about it and I'll decide whether I'll take him to task or not. 3. For most people, the past is an indicator for the future. You are absolutely correct, compare the two candidates past and make an informed decision. That's all you need to do. 4. So, unless I agree with you wholeheartedly, I'm the type of person that is never satisfied. Didn't say that. Re-read my words, if you don't agree with the FACTS that I posted, which is the truth, you will never be satified with what I posted. Why are you so defensive? If you would like to talk privately I will meet you at your office at 403 E. State or anywhere you would like. You can reach me via e-mail at taxfacts@sbcglobal.net. That offer goes for any reader that would like to discuss the FACTS.
John Anderson January 16, 2012 at 01:34 AM
What a slimeball comment. But it should be expected from you, MacRunnels. Both you and McQuillan spend your days in a desperate search for relevance
John Anderson January 16, 2012 at 01:37 AM
No, Bob, the truth is you have it out for Burns because you didn't get an appointment to a Geneva committee. You blame Burns, and your childish rants are your equivalent of stomping your feet and wailing. You weren't appointed for a simple reason: no one on the committee could stand the thought of dealing with your over-sized ego. That's the truth, Bob. Man up, and admit it.
Bob McQuillan January 16, 2012 at 05:42 AM
John Glad you & the Mayor are mind readers, he said your exact comments to me after the County Chairman Forum on Friday. Then he said I had no character. Strange that you would repeat the exact same thing unless, of course, you are his press secretary. "You weren't appointed for a simple reason: no one on the committee could stand the thought of dealing with your over-sized ego." How do you know that to be true? I know for a fact that not all alderman were consulted about the selection. I'm not sure any alderman were consulted but you seem to know they all were. I know at least two alderman don't even know who showed interest. Mayor Burns, in two e-mails, said that he was planning to have a conversation with me either in person or by phone. On the Thursday prior to the City Council meeting, current alderman received a letter naming the new alderman. Mayor Burns called me ninety minutes prior to the meeting, to inform me that he selected someone else. No problem, his selection is an excellent. But why even bother to call me after not having a conversation with me? Why not meet with me? Only he can answer that question. I am not in awe of any elected official and they know it. They can't control me. I do research and ask tough questions. All they can do is attack my character which is the worst thing anyone can do to me. I will met anyone, anywhere, anytime to discuss issues that concern them. Clearly the Mayor will not do the same.
Jim MacRunnels January 16, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Well John, I think that comment speaks to Burn's character. Is that the type of man we want running the county? The true integrity of a man is what he does when no one is watching.

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