Meet the Citizens Who Are Part of My Very Small Coalition for Safe Drinking Water and the Clean Water Act

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

Founders of The Lake County-Vernon Township Coalition for Safe Drinking Water & The Clean Water Act:

Lisa Stone – 1) Human Rights Activist  2) Former Trustee of Buffalo Grove, Illinois  60089.  

*Sworn by oath on May 4, 2009 - 4 year term.  http://electlisastone.com/ 

* Historic Illinois Recall on November 2, 2010, for daring to question the operations of Buffalo Grove Government.  My recall was funded, in part, by current and former Buffalo Grove Government officials.  For example, President Jeff Braiman, a current candidate running for Lake County Judge, even expended $1,500.00 of his very own time and money toward my removal.



Brenda Weis – Human Rights Activist



Kurth Lampe 

Kurth Lampe is a Chicago-based strategic communications firm with an international reach with Chicago know how. Complicated ideas are turned into compelling and persuasive messages.

Whether it is Public RelationsCrisis Communications, Grassroots LobbyingPublic Affairs, Issue Management, Political ConsultingLitigation SupportGlobal Outreach or another Communication Solution, Kurth Lampe is ready.  



Kitty Kurth - President



Kevin Lampe – Executive Vice President


While Kitty Kurth, Kevin Lampe and other members are politically active, our coalition is nonpartisan and our bond is rooted in human rights. 


Hotel Rwanda – Rusesabagina Foundation


Kitty Kurth – Communications Director


October 2011 Coalition building:


January 2012 Kurth Lampe Press Release on behalf of Lisa Stone:


Photos 1-5 below:  Click on links below and page through the photo gallery to view members of our coalition working in various capacities in government.  Patch Links don't always go directly to photo, so when you click on each of the 5 links below, you'll see the photo gallery where you can then click on each photo for your perusal.  

 (In the gallery you'll also see a video clip from the April 2, 2012  quasi "Whistle Blowing" public comment. The best audio & video quality to watch this video is directly on the village website as follows - just drag scroll bar to 23:50 and watch until President Braiman's emergent 5 minute recess.)  http://www.vbg.org/mediacenter.aspx?VID=29&CID=1

Photo #1: Kitty Kurth - working with Vice President Joe Biden. (Kitty is in black skirt and gray top, on the right)


Photo #2: Kitty Kurth - working with Vice President Al Gore. (Kitty is in purple blazer)


Photo #3: Kevin Lampe- at the 2004 convention, Kevin worked with then state Senator Barack Obama on his keynote address.


Photo #4:  Judson Allen posing w/ Chicago's Top Political Advisors and PR Experts, Kitty Kurth & Kevin Lampe... They advise President Obama... Enough Said! :-))


Photo #5:  Kitty Kurth working with Vice President Joe Biden at Camp Pendleton. 


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 
Margaret Mead


See my comment below on the the Daily Herald Article: "Concerns raised, but no one responding" and then watch the Buffalo Grove Village Board Meeting of April 2, 2012 (scroll bar to 23:50) which I've supplied below.


My posted comment:  "The April 2, 2012, Village Meeting is critical to watch. Overlook my overt outrage with irresponsible government, hence my "edgy" communication style. I've battled BG's repression to "speak" only to "desirable" Board topics since the day I was sworn into Government in 2009, but peaked when I hit the Land & Lakes Landfill issue in Jan. 2010, which was the Board's basis for my Recall... for those following the issue....appears I hit a raw nerve. Drag scroll bar to 23:50 and watch until Braiman calls an emergent 5 minute recess - his only way out." 



IEPA Historic "First Hearing on Post Closure Care" exploring L&L landfill took place on November 9, 2010.  I personally requested the hearing per urgent instruction by (Kent Law) Environmental Professor Keith Harley of the Chicago Environmental Law Clinic, who generously took my case pro bono.  Land & Lakes Landfills and Composting Facilities are currently owned by the Mayor of Lake Forest Jim Cowhey and family. 



Pieces of Me - Ashlee Simpson


Spoon - "The Underdog"


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Lisa Stone May 29, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Cristel or Melanie: is the url corrected yet? Thanks, again! Lisa
RELENTLESSCRITIC May 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Cristel or Melanie: don't waste your time fixing the URL - no one cares.
Lisa Stone May 30, 2012 at 07:22 PM
RELENTLESSCRITIC: It appears that President Braiman, (aka "J Brai") and "no one" on the Buffalo Grove Village Board cared or cares about our concerns. Fortunately, aside from myself and Brenda, the people in the photos attached to this article do care and let me know that very "healthy" fact in 2010. (See photos 1-5) Given that reality check...."Enough said," RELENTLESSCRITIC. Please, give up your masked act already and save yourself any further and future embarrassment. I assume you recognize the President and Vice President of the United States of America in a few of those photos? That would be President Obama and Vice President Biden. The other photo is former Vice President Al Gore, as you've likely noticed at this late date. You should take a few minutes to read about Kitty Kurth and Kevin Lampe, as they change the world. Guys like you prefer to post in anonymous names for your own personal agenda in life, which only hurts innocent people. After you've pulled your masked foot out of your wicked mouth, understand that Brenda Weis and I do not stand alone. Got it, RC? We have company and though we're small, we each bring a strong perspective and experience to the table....making us rather mighty, ya think?
RELENTLESSCRITIC May 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Ms. Stone- You've posted so many insane, arcane and inane comments over the years, but your last one has to be the funniest yet. I laughed so hard that I almost puked on my shoes. Last time I laughed that hard was when I saw the results of your recall vote. I remain unimpressed. Does it really mean anything that some of your buddies attended fundraisers and paid for the privilege of photo ops with politicians? Where is the huge groundswell of public support for your silly group and its even sillier cause? You've plastered yourself all over the place, and even with the help of your " mighty" so-called world changing public relations friends, you haven't managed to gain any new followers. And since you bring up personal agendas... what makes you think your personal agenda is so much more important and morally correct that mine? How dare you criicize
RELENTLESSCRITIC May 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM
(continued) my agenda by saying it hurts innocent people? My agenda is to call you out for all the half-truths, innuendos and incriminating comments that lack any foundation in reality or fact that you spew. I think you ought to look again at your comments over the last few years to see who really hurts innocent people. Get real, stone. People are tired of you and your self-serving causes that no one cares about, no matter how hard you try to legitimize them. Face it- your previous actions before, during and after your short stint as a trustee have cemented your place in history as one of the most askew, misguided, inept and incompetent (and let's not forget thoroughly unpleasant and obnoxious) local public figures in recent memory. You've become the political and social equivalent of a car wreck- people will slow down to look at what's going on because their curiosity gets the better of them, but they end up being nauseated by the carnage they see and have nightmares about it for weeks afterward. So ya got that going' for ya, which is nice. So continue your little self-promoting us-against-the world campaign- I can really use the laughs these days. And by the way- what makes you so certain I'm a guy?
Lisa Stone May 31, 2012 at 01:13 AM
RELENTLESSCRITIC: The reason I think you're a guy is because you fight like a guy....nothing against guys, but they're different than women. If you are a woman, that's cool too, but my take is that you're a guy, but not in the "heart throb" kind of way. Preference makes no difference to me, btw. People are people...rich, poor, gay, straight, fat, thin, short, tall, volume, mute....I just don't like mean, selfish and greedy. Hey, who's to say what's normal....I pray not people like you! My norm is your nightmare, I understand that. In fact, I am your nightmare...by day and night, apparently. But, I've never changed and won't, so you need to change or take a long walk. You've attacked me and my family for 3 years and your charade is over. It was over long ago, you just didn't know it. I don't let up, "Relentless"....hence your name to post against me, right? That is my strong suit so at least we understand each other on that level. We're similar in that way....you never stop bringing it and neither do I. Difference is, I'm on the money and you like money...in my opinion. I like money too, but I've always had a killer work ethic and worked for many, many years earning a living....I retired when I had children and gave up lots of money, by choice. How 'bout get a job and start working for your money?
Lisa Stone May 31, 2012 at 01:19 AM
RELENTLESSCRITIC: (con't) You seem to have nothing to do but cling to the comment boards, ad nauseum, and only about me for all these years. Why? I defend truth, myself and my family, but what and why exactly are you defending my "hard" questions to government? Are you that Patriotic that you have no questions? Fill me in.... I want to be a believer too! As far as Kurth Lampe (Kitty Kurth & Kevin Lampe) you couldn't be further from the truth as to their depth of involvement with Vice President Biden and President Obama. You just need to google a little bit, and not about me anymore. I'm utterly shocked that you actually minimized them....did you not see what they do around the world and in our country? Start with Kitty Kurth: http://hrrfoundation.org/aboutthefoundation RC...they are the real deal. As Mark Twain said..."Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."
Art May 31, 2012 at 02:44 PM
RC - you won't accomplish anything here, its like talking to a wall. You're giving her an audience, the only one. Ignore her. She won't go away, but let her be like the tree falling in the forest, no one hears it.
Art May 31, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Yes, RC, she is right, you don't know about her Kurth Lampe connections. In their own words, they are a "POLITICAL consulting/public relations firm". They conduct "events such as national conferences, theatrical productions, movie premieres, and fund raising events." In other words, the firm is a POLITICAL and PR CONSULTANCY. And yes, they are highly connected with high profile politicians. Specifically, Ms. Kurth has a bachelor’s degree in History, while Mr. Lampe doesn't state what his degree is in (he does claim to have spent 6 years working as a comedian, though). Note, they are NOT environmental scientists. Are you surprised?
Lisa Stone May 31, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Art: And Ronald Reagan was an actor before he became governor of California and then President of the United States. So what does Mr. Lampe's work as a comedian have to do with his longstanding political consulting?
RELENTLESSCRITIC June 01, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Art- Your point is well taken, but sometimes I simply can't resist. It's a bit like going to the zoo and making faces at the monkeys just to see what hilarity will ensue. Seems like every time i think she's hit a new level of absurdity, she outdoes herself on the very next posting. They keep getting better and better, or worse and worse depending on your perspective. She sure zinged me on her last posts, didn't she? Well, at least I think she did, but they are so obtuse and rambling I'm not exactly certain what her points were- or if she had any points at all. And a note to Ms. Stone- I am employed and do just fine, thanks. And for the record, I have a respectable job that has nothing to do with chasing ambulances, being a legal secretary or selling sex toys out of my house. Oh, and I am not a self-appointed community watchdog or human rights "activist" either. I'm just a normal citizen who likes to taunt monkeys once in awhile. As Tigger once said, "Ta Ta for now.". You've made my point for me yet again and I have grown bored with trifling with you. So go ahead and get the last word in like you always do. Until your next silly post...
Lisa Stone June 02, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Bonnie: Your story is so disturbing on so many levels of humanity, especially related to children. The truth will you set your family free now that you've found your voice. It's been a long time but your family will get its swing back. Hang in there my friend.
Stuart Tindall June 02, 2012 at 08:27 PM
ITT, Village Troll
Lisa Stone June 03, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Mr. Blutarsky: Those of us living in the real world on planet earth are terrified by anomalies like you, as you clearly condone such deviant behavior described above. Trust me, as least on this one. When you come out of your "Animal House" you will realize how inane your comments are. You can call it a "ramble" but realize this Mr. B.... you can't do a thing about it as the truth is the ultimate defense and has surfaced. John Belushi is turning over in his grave by your misuse of his picture. He was a comedian, actor and musician....not a freak. You are so offensive on so many levels.
Bonnie George June 07, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Lisa – You are my hero!! I know you are extremely busy with your great accomplishment with your Land and Lakes Coalition. I am on your side and would love to be a part of it. Your accomplishments are unbelievable. I know you were treated very poor by the Village of Buffalo Grove and I was too. I was a Village of Buffalo Grove Employee of the Public Work Administration, working with Water Utility, Forestry and Street Department. I worked for the Village of Buffalo Grove for 13 years and my family and I have been residents of Buffalo Grove for 19 years. In 2010 my husband and I found out our daughter’s, ages, 15 and 18 were sexually abused by our best friend/neighbor. At the time the girls were between the ages of 13 and 15 and my older daughter was between 18 and 19. This man, 43 years of age at the time, changed all of our lives for the worst. Our families spent many vacations, BBQ’s, parties etc… This predator was convicted with 2 years’ probation and 10 years to be put on the sexual predators list. Although he was not sentenced any jail time, clearly as we all know justice was not served. We are now in Civil Litigation which is going nowhere and has been for the last 2 years. Lisa is helping us along through all of this and has helped us to find justice for our family. I believe in Lisa Stone 100%.
Bonnie George June 07, 2012 at 12:52 AM
PATCH: My prior comments on this blog you have chosen to remove. It was not the BG Patch Editor Cristal Mohrman, but instead it was Tara Tesinu, the Senior Regional Editor of the Patch. Dear Ms. Tesinu, As to Lisa’s post I only told the truth and it was my libelous not the Patch. I am deeply offended and the Patch has insulted my family in every way possible. I really hope your children or anyone else’s children are never sexually abused by anyone. Our family is struggling to get through this. Our family is scarred for life. We have been to many Doctors and Social Workers. Lisa Stone is actually strong enough to help us remove our scars. She has been our motivation to move on to our next level. I find it overwhelming and hypocritical that The Patch deleted my comment on Lisa Stone’s News Report, and they did not delete my News Report written by Cristel Morhman from 2010. Please read the link below. http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/former-resident-pleas-guilty-to-sexual-abuse Please explain to me and the public. Bonnie George


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