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Mathias Discusses Water, Stone

State Rep. Sid Mathias responds to questions from a citizen and reporters about whether he's concerned about the village's water quality and whether he still supports Lisa Stone.

When State Rep. Sid Mathias was hit with a question Monday night about Buffalo Grove’s water issues, he initially tried to defer to one of his fellow panelists. But the citizen insisted that his question was for Mathias.

“I’m not sure there is an issue with the water in Buffalo Grove,” Mathias said.

“There isn’t,” the citizen responded.

“I agree with you,” Mathias said.

The citizen later identified himself on Patch as , who has previously commented on posts by former trustee Lisa Stone. Stone has repeatedly in unincorporated Lake County that borders the village and draws its water from wells.

Stone has , noting that he was her honorary co-chairman when she successfully campaigned for trustee in 2009, and that he didn’t campaign for her recall the following year, as did some of her other previous supporters.

Other Patch readers have responded to her comments, wondering whether Mathias continues to support Stone, who began the after .

“So where is your buddy Sid on this? Why is he absent from the debate?” one commenter, “RELENTLESSCRITIC,” asked Stone  in July. 

Mathias, who is facing Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) in the 59th District race this fall, has not publicly engaged in the discussion.

Monday night he shared some thoughts on the matter with reporters at the , responding to questions without mentioning Stone’s name.

“Silence doesn’t equate to approval of ideas,” he said. “There are a lot of people out there I have supported in the past. Just because they have an idea, I don’t feel obligated to say they are right or wrong.”

Mathias said he doesn’t perceive his position on Stone or her actions as a campaign issue.

“I hope not,” he said. “I don’t think this is a big issue.” The majority of candidates he’s backed in the past have gone on to successful tenures as trustees and village presidents, he added.

When a citizen asked Mathias, who is a former village president, to share his thoughts on Buffalo Grove's current Village Board, he described the officials as “hardworking.”

“I believe very strongly in civility. No one should attack anyone on the board personally,” he added.

He repeated that sentiment to reporters shortly after the meeting ended. When asked if his comment was a reference to Stone, he replied, “I don’t want to get into an individual contest.”

“I think people have made up their minds already,” he said.

And as for the village’s municipal water supply, which comes from Lake Michigan? 

“I drink the water,” Mathias said. “I believe 100 percent it’s safe to drink.”

Lisa Stone August 24, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Wouldn't surprise me a bit. Maybe helicopters instead, given the Feds?
Lisa Stone August 24, 2012 at 05:46 AM
So say you, Mark Bushey? Please....you're burying yourself which is so counter intuitive and truly hard to watch as a Human Rights Activist, for many, many years, long before I was an elected official in Buffalo Grove who seems to have "outed" so incredibly much about people like you. You'll have all your facts that the Big Watch Dogs in Government Corruption clearly get. Patience is a virtue.....trust me, as I was a Trustee & 1st elected official to be Recalled in Illinois, an honorable distinction given what Illinois is known for as #1 in Corruption. Like it or not, I'm the real deal, not an opportunist looking for business deals or an empty suit. Sleeveless actually at times, but so is Michelle if you know what I mean.... ya' dig, Honorable Bushey?
DeAnn Glover August 24, 2012 at 07:48 AM
Interestingly enough Lisa, when I read my posts on the computer, they do not say reject, just on my mobile. As for the other crap you are spouting, if you cannot come up with anything specific, then as usual you are doing what you have always done making unfounded accusations.
DeAnn Glover August 24, 2012 at 07:59 AM
On my mobile says reject again. Lisa, please explain what you mean by my past style of politics. Remember the citizens of BG elected me four times and did not vote to recall me after 18 months. What message should I have received years ago before I did what damage? What truth should I talk? Please be specific when you respond. Since I am on my mobile I will probably get another reject, but Lisa don't take it as any sort of a sign. Don't worry about how I sleep at night. If my mother were alive, she would tell you I have never been a good sleeper so you just worry about yourself.
Lisa Stone August 24, 2012 at 08:06 AM
DeAnn: Unfounded, until found it seems, clearly, much to your chagrin. Though I'm guessing you're not too surprised given my history of accomplishment in Activism. Remember, I turned your vote around on the Pit Bull/Rottweiler Legislation back in the 90's, which was a clutch initiative on my part. As history dictates, I do get the job done, according to Former Trustee Brian Rubin. (See Video above)
DeAnn Glover August 24, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Okay Lisa quit playing games. Either put up or shut up. As for the pit bull ordinance, you did NOT change my mind. It was a series of events thattook place during that time period. Opera had a show on that I saw about a young child that clearly disturbed me. I also spoke to a person eho was a friend of a friend of mine, and she told me her story. There were a lot of other incidents that took place at the same time we were reviewing that ordinance. So please don't pat yourself on the back bdcause without these other things. I would have voted no.
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Ms. Stone- Unless and until you provide PROOF to substantiate your very serious allegation that the "government" funded and backed your recall, nothing you say or do will be viewed as credible or true. You have had more than a week and you have not provided even the slightest bit of evidence. In the mean time, you tried to do an end run by saying you didn't have time to post the evidence (busy with graduation and back to school stuff) and then the very next day you found time to post a bunch of articles and pictures that had nothing to do with the recall, and you've found plenty of time to make posts attacking other people. You even told US that we should go find the proof to back up YOUR allegation. But we saw right through your diversionary tactics. So don't bother posting anything else, having your Laughingstock, or trying to foist yourself off as a "Human Rights Activist" because you have now proved that you do not make fact-based claims. That makes EVERYTHING you say and do, every claim you make from this day forward suspect. People will never believe a word you say. You had a chance to provide proof of your allegation and you didn't. Now we know what you really are. Thanks for providing proof of THAT.
casey kline August 24, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Well said, RC!
Walter White August 24, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Yes, and still waiting for the Laughingstock time and date, also. I will be there taking pictures of the 2 psychopaths that show up. My guess is that this event will be quietly forgotton or cancelled for lack of interest.
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 24, 2012 at 02:13 PM
STONE: "But, honest people are on it now, so perhaps you should consider talking truth? Try it...you may start sleeping at night." Ms. Stone- given the fact that you made a very serious allegation that the "government" funded and backed your recall and refuse to provide even a scintilla of evidence that supports that claim, perhaps you should really follow what you wrote in the quote above. You're speaking out of both sides of your mouth, arent you? Perhaps YOU should start talking the truth- and not just spouting fantasies about government corruption and vague references to the supposed wrong-doing of other Trustees? Maybe then YOU can start sleeping at night.
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 24, 2012 at 02:24 PM
STONE: "I was a Trustee & 1st elected official to be Recalled in Illinois, an honorable distinction given what Illinois is known for as #1 in Corruption." If there was ever a quote that proves Ms. Stone is completely disconnected from reality, this is it. So she's proud of the fact that she was the first elected official to be recalled in a state known for lousy politicians? Some have been convicted of crimes after their tenures were over, others weren't re-elected when their terms were up because they were so bad, but NONE had ever been so inept, obnoxious and despised that voters couldn't wait for the end of their term to get them out of office. Doesn't the recall (by almost 9000 voters) qualify her as the worst elected official in the history of Illinois? How can she not see that? Or is she proud of being the worst? Maybe that's it.
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 24, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Walter- As I predicted last week, she'll cancel it and find some lame excuse to use, much like she claimed she was too busy with graduation (even though graduation was 3 months ago) and back to school stuff to provide proof of her claim that the "government" funded and backed her recall. My guess is that her excuse will be one or more of the following: 1) BG government is stonewalling her efforts to get a permit for Village Green 2) Too busy with graduation. 3) She's consumed with proving Land and Lakes is dangerous (same reason she didn't "campaign against" her recall) 4) Too busy meeting with the FBI and her friend Kitty. 5) Too busy gathering all the proof about her "government" funded and backed recall. 6) Needs to use the time to make up more unfounded allegations about other people- or the government. 7) Researching what it means to be a Human Rights Activist. 8) Too busy talking to the "thousands" of people and (as-yet unnamed) judges who urged her to fight her recall. (BTW- we'res still waiting for the Judges' names- asked for them last week.) 9) Too busy campaigning for her good buddy and political mentor Sid Mathias.
DeAnn Glover August 24, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I think it is time to ignore Lisa. She is disaster.I will not respond to any more of her posts because she is full of hot air. She throws crap out there but has nothing to back it up. I suppose she will be at the next VB meeting disrupting it, being rude and acting the fool. That I can back up as it is on television & the village web site. So goodbye Lisa. The game is over--you lose.
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 24, 2012 at 02:54 PM
DeAnn- You're probably right, she needs to be ignored. Her recall made her persona non grata in BG to everyone but herself and her family- and her friend and political mentor Sid Mathias. People don't care about her or her causes because she's not credible or believable. She consistently makes unfounded claims that she can't or won't back up with facts. When stripped of that, she really has nothing of value to offer the community as a "Watchdog" or "Human Rights Activist". However, as long as she is disrupting village business and wasting taxpayer money, she needs to be called out until she either changes her behavior or simply goes away. Unfortunately thats not likely to happen any time soon, so we should continue to make certain that the public is aware of the nonsense she's trying to foist. The last thing in the world we need is to have people hoodwinked into believing her unsubstantiated fantasies and fabrications. That's what led to her being elected in the first place.
Walter White August 24, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Watching or attending those meetings is really all you need to know what she's all about. It's a train wreck every time she gets up to speak. Good for the board voting to adjourn exactly when her 10 minutes are up. I hope they continue to do that and limit the nonsense and waste of valuable time that she is creating.
Walter White August 24, 2012 at 03:02 PM
9) Too busy campaigning for her good buddy and political mentor Sid Mathias. You mean the one who agrees that there's no problem with BG's water? That one?
DeAnn Glover August 24, 2012 at 03:06 PM
RC--I meant I was going to ignore Lisa. She has hatdd me and has tried to malign my goodname ever since I withdrew my support from her after realizing truth wasn't always what she told. Unfortunatly I think Lisa is close to going over the edge. So you all keep on doing wbat you are doing, but for now I am done. I will end by saying where Lisa is concerned I am like the man who was kicked by the mule, I just consider the source. My dad used to say that.
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 24, 2012 at 03:20 PM
DeAnn- she hates anyone who disagrees with her, so I know you won't take that personally. You are just one person on a VERY long list. Congratulations on that honor. :)
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 24, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Yep- the one who also actively endorsed Stone's candidacy for trustee and then condoned her ineptitude and rotten behavior by saying nothing during her entire reign of terror as a trustee and her subsequent recall. He's also the same one who refuses to take a definitive position (without being pushed by people) on whether he shares Ms. Stone's concerns about water quality in BG. He's also the same one who will gladly accept the few votes Ms. Stone claims she can deliver for him in November rather telling voters where stands on Stone's issues- including he claim that the "government" funded and supported her recall. They are clearly political allies- he endorsed her candiacy and condones her behavior, and she's repeatedly claimed that she has campaigned hard for him in the past. They are inextricably linked, so voters should remember that in November and vote for Sente. Yep- that's the one alright.
DeAnn Glover August 24, 2012 at 03:39 PM
RC-A dubious honor at best. lol
DeAnn Glover August 24, 2012 at 03:50 PM
RC- I think I said it wrong. It is a GREAT HONOR to be hated by her because it means I did somethi.ng right where she is concerned.
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 24, 2012 at 04:02 PM
DeAnn Wouldn't you love to know where you are on that list? 1st?... 15th?....4,222nd? My guess is that it changes frequently, based on who has wronged her most recently. Therefore, it is quite possible that you could move into 1st place, but back down to 120th within minutes, depending on what's going on in her universe at the time. It must be so darned hard to keep track of all that- probably takes up a lot of her time. Maybe that's her excuse for not supplying proof that the "government " funded and supported her recall, or providing the names of the judges who urged her to fight her recall because it was unjust, or supplying the names of the Democratic and Republican leaders who asked her to run (and offered to fund her campaign) in the 10th district. Or for scheduling Laughingstock.
Mark Bushey August 24, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I'd just to like to point out how Kitty Kurth and Kevin Lampe, who she keeps saying are supporters and she keeps plastering threads with pictures, own a PR firm. So these are people she pays to support her. And from what I can tell, they are doing a pretty crappy job in Public Relations when it comes to her.
Cristel Mohrman (Editor) August 24, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Hi everyone, thanks for the discussion! Since there are so many people and so many comments on this thread, I wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone of Patch's terms of use and acceptable use policy, which can be found at http://buffalogrove.patch.com/terms Thanks for reading and thanks for conversing!
Erica Williams August 24, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Cristel - I think the Terms policy says it all.
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 24, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Especially this one: "is inaccurate, false or misleading in any way; ". I wonder if making a claim that the "government" funded a recall and not providing facts or proof to back that claim up would be a violation of that rule?
Mark Bushey August 24, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Yes Cristel - I think the TOS says it all when it comes to slander and libel, both which Ms. Stone is great at.
ed conner August 25, 2012 at 04:39 PM
RC: I don't believe you will ever see the "proof" from Ms. Stone on these boards, as she has almost certainly been advised that making accusations that are not demonstrably true about an individual could constitute libel. This is why I believe there is never any substance to the various charges, and also explains why we will find out "eventually" or if we do our own research.
ed conner August 25, 2012 at 05:48 PM
RC - see my post above for why you will never get the facts or proof.
StandToReason August 27, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Hi Cristel - I'm curious, isn't it a violation of policy to infringe on the Daily Herald's intellectual property rights by posting articles from the Herald without written authority? If so, what is the consequence of violating this aspect of your policy? It seems that there are numerous violations contained in this thread. Thanks!

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