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Stolman Greets Obama in Chicago

Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman welcomed President Barack Obama to Chicago Saturday as he exited Air Force One.

Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman and , were among a small crowd of citizens who welcomed President Barack Obama when he arrived Saturday at O'Hare.

Stolman, of Buffalo Grove, said they were offered the opportunity, which the Republican described as "an honor and privilege," by his son's friend who works on Obama's advance team.

"We watched as the plane came in for its landing, taxied the tarmac area and came to its resting spot right in front of us. The door opened after a few minutes and President Obama came down the stairs, saluted and walked over to us," Stolman wrote in an email to Patch. "President Obama and I shook hands, I mentioned I was from Lake County, and he said, 'It is nice to see you again.' He then walked over to his military helicopter got in and took off for Chicago with four other helicopters following. It was a wonderful experience."

Obama was in town for a series of campaign fundraisers this weekend, including one at his Chicago home, according to CBS.

Walter White August 13, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Did he introduce Obama to Lisa Stone? LOL.
Art August 13, 2012 at 06:52 PM
And if he did, that must prove that the President supports the allegations of misconduct and dangerous water that Stone continues to claim! And he supports her tactics!. He must even be part of her "intentionally small" coalition.
Walter White August 13, 2012 at 06:58 PM
My understanding is that Obama wanted to visit the Pekara wells but since the address does not exist the presidential motorcade drove around for hours before calling it quits and going to the OTB.
Lisa Stone August 20, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Kurth Lampe: (See Kevin Lampe pdf above) Founders of The Lake County-Vernon Township Coalition for Safe Drinking Water & The Clean Water Act: Co-Founders & Members: Lisa Stone – 1) Activist - Human Rights 2) Former Trustee of Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089. Sworn by oath on May 4, 2009 - 4 year term. Recalled on November 2, 2010 for daring to question the operations of Buffalo Grove Government. The 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. http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Lisa_Stone_recall,_Buffalo_Grove,_Illinois_(2010) Brenda Weis – Activist - Human Rights http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/stone-coalition-will-take-on-goliath Members: 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 Relations, Crisis Communications, Grassroots Lobbying, Public Affairs, Issue Management, Political Consulting, Litigation Support, Global Outreach or another Communication Solution, Kurth Lampe is ready. http://www.kurthlampe.com/ Kitty Kurth - President http://www.kurthlampe.com/kittykurth Kevin Lampe – Executive Vice President http://www.kurthlampe.com/kevinlampe
StandToReason August 20, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Jeff Braiman did not expend one dime toward your removal. He made an in-kind contribution to the Citizens For The Recall Of Trustee Lisa Stone. According to the State Board of Elections Guide to Campaign Disclosure, an in-kind contribution is "goods or services provided to the committee free of charge - such as a friend who provides campaign printing at no charge..." The value of this type of contibution is estimated (it may not be worth anything) and in Braiman's case it was not $1500 (Google it - I did). So, as usual, you misrepresent the FACTS. Not much different than lying, is it Ms. Stone?
Walter White August 20, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Two psychopaths and a PR firm. That's one dangerous combination.
Lisa Stone August 20, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Walter: I don't really need a connection to meet President Obama, given the much tighter connection that my Coalition members have to both POTUS Barak Obama & VPOTUS Joe Biden; Kitty Kurth & Kevin Lampe. See for yourself and by all means LOL, but not at me anymore, with me. Your choice, of course. http://www.kurthlampe.com/
Lisa Stone August 20, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Walter: Photo #1: Kitty Kurth- working with Vice President Joe Biden. (Kitty is in black skirt and gray top, on the right) http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/former-trustee-creates-a-stir-at-village-board-meeting#photo-9555809 Photo #2: Kitty Kurth- working with Vice President Al Gore. (Kitty is in purple blazer) http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/former-trustee-creates-a-stir-at-village-board-meeting#photo-9555813 Photo #3: Kevin Lampe- at the 2004 convention, Kevin worked with then state Senator Barack Obama on his keynote address. http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/former-trustee-creates-a-stir-at-village-board-meeting#photo-9555818 Exhibit W - Kurth Lampe: January 12, 2012 Press Release on behalf of "Environmental activist and former Buffalo Grove Trustee Lisa Stone" http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/lisa-stone-now-it-s-up-to-you#pdf-8904306 as originally posted on the following January 16, 2012 BuffaloGrovePatch Letter To The Editor, Titled: Lisa Stone: "Now it's up to You": *http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/lisa-stone-now-it-s-up-to-you There are additional and related *"active links" within the body of the 1/16/2012 "Now it's up to You" Letter To The Editor - for your perusal. Exhibit X - Kurth Lampe: October 31, 2011 Subject: "we stand with....We are a part of your citizens group." http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/former-trustee-creates-a-stir-at-village-board-meeting#pdf-9555785
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 20, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Ms. Stone- Not certain what a press release from your buddy's PR firm has to do with anything related to this article, excpt that it mentions Jeff Braiman's personal donation (as a private citizen) to support the recall effort. When are you going to provide PROOF supporting your claim that the "GOVERNMENT" backed and funded your recall? Better do it soon, or people might think you're making it up! You made the claim- now back it up with proof. We already know that lots of citizens (even some that also happen to be elected officials) made personal donations to support your recall. There is nothing unethical, immoral or illegal about that, and it does not constitute "government" support or funding. So where is your proof that the "GOVERNMENT" backed and fund your recall. And while you're at it- please supply a list of all donations YOU made while you were a Trustee. Apparently it matters to you how other elected officials made contributions- then in the interest of TRANSPARENCY and SUNSHINE, you should disclose the details of your political contributions during your tenure as trustee. Fair is fair, isn't it? At the very least, let us know how much you contributed to Sid Mathias' campaign war chest during that time. It might help explain why he refuses to comment about your recall, or more recently, the disruptions you've caused at BG board meetings with your concerns about water quality.
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 20, 2012 at 04:01 PM
And you can also stop posting yopur silly press release written by your buddies Kuthe and Lampe. They are obviously just allowing you to use their names hoping it might help you get a little legitimacy for your cause. But why haven't they ever appeared at a BG Board meeting to speak? And why haven't they PERSONALLY written any letters to the editors of any of the local media (including the Patch) to support your coalition? And how is planning for Laughingstock going? Did the village issue you a permit yet? I know you claimed they were delaying the permit process. Whatever happened with that? Or is the delay caused by the fact that you know you'll never hold Laughingstock because you know no one will turn up? What lame excuse will you use when you decide not to hold it? Graduation? Back to school stuff? Too busy campaigning for Mathias?
RELENTLESSCRITIC August 20, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Ms. Stone- I will make this as easy as possible for you to get your FACTS and PROOF out. Simply answer the questions below : 1) The name of the specific "government" entity that backed and funded my recall is_____________________ 2) The name(s) of the person(s) responsible for approving and providing the "government" funding are: ________________________________ 3) The government funding was in the specific amount of $__________ and was paid to:_____________ via (cash, check, candygram, Monopoly Money)______________on (Date)___________________ 4) The following documents provide verifiable proof to substantiate my claim that the "government" (not elected officials making personal donations) supported the recall. _______________ 5) I am willing to testify as to the veracity and accuracy of these claims, in court, or to an official investigative entity if I am required as a result of any official investigation or inquiry into these claims and the supporting evidence I have supplied: (SIGN YOUR NAME HERE)______________________ Here's your chance- couldn't get any easier.

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