Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Callero, a longtime trustee who was appointed interim mayor in 2008 and was elected mayor in 2009, is making an endorsement in the April 2013 race.
Niles Mayor Robert Callero issued a statement Dec. 26 saying he is not running again in the April 2013 election. The decision was not unexpected, since Trustee Andrew Przybylo, a political ally of Callero's, has declared his candidacy for mayor. Trustee Chris Hanusiak is also running for mayor. Callero was elected trustee in 1996, and became interim mayor of the village in 2008 after former Mayor Nicholas Blase resigned under pressure. Callero was elected mayor in April 2009. Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Following is the text of Callero's statement: I have decided not to seek a second term as Mayor in the April 9, 2013 Election. My reasons are as follows: …
Monday, September 24, 2012
1,018 voters signed a petition to put term limits on the ballot. While the judge's decision voided it, people want term limits. Put them on the agenda for Tuesday's board meeting. A Letter to the Editor.
The following Letter to the Editor expresses the views of the author. Patch merely provides a platform for the writer's opinions. The writer delivered a hard copy of this letter to Village Hall Friday. Dear Mayor Callero, Niles Trustees, and Concerned Niles citizens. The voters spoke loudly and quite clearly to me-- 1,018 of them badly wanted term limits-- probably 75 to 80% of those that I solicited on this matter. I personally got 940 signatures and talked to a wide cross-section of the population. I can report that the issue is still on their minds and when I run into persons I talked to, even those who didn't sign, they bring up the subject. This didn't go away in a judge's decision, but it angered them. Most of the rest of the …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Five Niles trustees took two actions toward the removal of Village Manager George Van Geem Tuesday. But he remains in the position, at least until the legalities are sorted out.
Five Niles trustees, out of six, continued to assertively use their powers Tuesday night in what some might call an experiment in the democratic process. While some suburbs' village boards vote in unison with their mayors, the five overrode Mayor Robert Callero's April 24 veto of an ordinance. Earlier: Callero vows to veto trustees' request for lawyer Earlier: Mayor oversteps bounds, trustee says Four of them also voted against re-appointing Village Manager George Van Geem, who has held the post for about six and a half years, and served as finance director before that, for about 20 years total of village employment, according to Callero. Van Geem remains in the post for now, however. State law says the mayor has to re-appoint village …
Friday, February 17, 2012
He sent memo to the committee, chaired by Trustee Louella Preston, warning not to expand its jurisdiction.
Friday, September 23, 2011
One trustee moved to go into closed session, another trustee moved to delay that, things got confused and two trustees and mayor walked out.
When Niles trustees took their seats for a special village board meeting Tuesday, confusion erupted, and within minutes, two trustees and the mayor had walked out, according to the Journal & Topics. Afterward, Trustee Chris Hanusiak said his interpretation was that confusion over a parliamentary procedure, and the lack of a clear explanation, caused the unusual turn of events. Mayor Robert Callero declined to comment after the meeting. Patch left messages for Trustees Joe LoVerde and Louella Preston, but they had not returned calls by 11 p.m. Thursday. Tuesday evening's meeting opened with LoVerde making a motion for the trustees to go into closed session to discuss a pending litigation matter. However, Trustee Louella Preston made a …