Now I Love it! Post Election Reflection 2015

April 12, 2015

Now that the 2015 consolidated general election is in the rear view mirror, I’ve had time to think about what happened and I’m actually glad that it turned out the way it did.
Right up front I’d like to say I did not vote for any of the winners in the Village of Winfield trustee race…Carl Sorgatz, Dennis A. Hogan and Robert C. Greer…but I would like to publicly congratulate them now.

Now I’m looking forward to the progress as promised on their campaign signs. The village president and board of trustees are all men cut from the same cloth and they’ll be able to do pretty much whatever they want.
The drama is gone, the opposition is gone, the scapegoats are gone…nothing is in their way to solve all of our towns problems and I can sit back and watch it happen. It’s not often that you get to see something like this and that’s why I’m loving it.

About 55 % of the voters in town wanted it this way and I hope they’re right…only time will tell.

What do you think will happen?


Town Center ala ’76

May 19, 2014

Check out the ideas bandied about on what to do with Winfield’s Town Center…from the Glimpses April 28 1976 edition…

town center plans

in other news from the same issue…the purchase price of what is still the village hall/police department…

johnson building

Hike your Sales Tax

March 19, 2014

While we were deciding the fate of a proposed sales tax in Winfield (Tuesday)…the village board was able to hike it on their own back in July of 1967…

sales tax hike

and a little bonus from the same Glimpses…check out “teen night”…

teen night

Looks like the tax hike was approved by voters (not me) by an unofficial vote of 904 to 806.

Speeders Beware

February 19, 2014

Luckily no one speeds through Winfield anymore…but back in August of 1952 the village was clamping down…

costly race track

but it turned out someone wasn’t happy with the new law…

vandals steal sign

and let’s say today’s post is brought to you by Winfield Radio & TV Service…

winfield radio and tv ad

First Baby Of ’68 & Other Stuff

January 8, 2014

The first edition of the Glimpses in 1968 featured Winfield’s first baby of the year on the cover, along with approval of a medical building site and pictures of the St. John Wildcats basketball teams…

winfields first in 68

board approves medical building

st john wildcats

Dogs Running Wild

December 11, 2013

Apparently “dogs running at large” was a big issue in Winfield back in 1973 as told in this article detailing the police report to the village board…

police report

Rare Headline

November 25, 2013

Today’s Glimpses story features a headline that you won’t see anytime soon, thanks to our new president Erik Spande and trustees Jack Bajor, James McCurdy and Phillip Mustes. Last week these fellas decided to give us a tax increase without our having a say in the matter (via referendum)…and here I thought they were all about “listening to the residents.” Sadly I predicted this outcome back in April, and I hate to say it but I don’t think they are done…look for more tax increases in the near future and new fees (vehicle stickers). At least now we know what the “change” was in their campaign slogan of “need all 4 for change.”
Anyway, let’s take a look back to September of 1969 when the Winfield village board eliminated a tax levy…no to levy