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VIDEO: Mathias: I Do Not Support Lisa Stone

State Rep. Sid Mathias delivered remarks Monday night at Buffalo Grove's Village Board meeting.

State Rep. Sid Mathias (R-Buffalo Grove) said Monday night he wanted to make something clear.

“I do not support Lisa Stone,” he told Buffalo Grove officials and an audience of citizens who gathered for the Village Board meeting. “There is no collaboration between us. I have never supported her political agenda nor her methods or behavior at Village Board meetings. She is not now nor has she been affiliated with my campaigns for many years.” (See attached video for complete remarks.)

Stone, who was elected as a Buffalo Grove trustee in spring 2009 and , has remained vocal in government affairs as a self-described community watchdog, frequently engaging in online debates and sparring with elected officials during board meetings. She has recently praised Mathias, who served as her honorary campaign co-chairman, for not backing her recall. In online comments, she wrote that she'd campaign for his re-election this year.

“As State Representative and as the former mayor of Buffalo Grove, I have learned that our democracy and effective local government rely on open, intelligent and solution-oriented discussions of important issues,” Mathias said Monday night. “In addition, there can be no place for character assassination and name-calling directed at public officials, and a refusal by any citizen to follow the courtesies that allow our model of government to work successfully is unacceptable.”

Mathias said “a combination of things,” prompted him to respond publicly, from Jeff Berman, Steve Trilling, Beverly Sussman, Mike Terson, Andy Stein, Les Ottenheimer and Janet Sirabian. 

“More importantly, that my opponent is trying to make political hay out of it,” Mathias said.

Some residents received fliers over the weekend from supporters of State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) who is running against Mathias in the 59th District race this fall. The flier featured a photo of Mathias with Stone along with excerpts from the letter to the editor. The heading declared, “We need more answers and fewer questions from Career Politician Sid Mathias on recalled Trustee Lisa Stone.”

Some who signed the letter, which was scribed by elected officials who said they were writing only as citizens, said Monday that they were satisfied by Mathias’ response.

“Yes,” said Sirabian. “I just wish it had been done a long time ago.” 

“I think he made his position very clear tonight,” Ottenheimer said. “It should end this issue for all. It shouldn’t have been an issue to begin with.”

“I want to see a race that’s based on real issues, and Lisa Stone became a distraction,” Stein said.

“I feel it’s a shame that our residents have to choose between two representatives that have done a good job for Buffalo Grove,” he added. “Now we can focus on real issues.”

Stone, who attended Monday’s meeting, expressed disbelief as Mathias delivered his remarks. “I am absolutely, positively at a loss for words,” she said later. “There are no good men left.”

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RELENTLESSCRITIC September 12, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Really Erica? That's the best you can do? Your buddy Stone just got the public humiliation of a lifetime in front of a room full of people and countless thousands of viewers on the Patch and You Tube, and all you can do is perpetuate dumb baseless allegations of potential violence? That's all you have left in your quiver? Maybe you should slink away in shame like your hero Stone. It is over. Go away.
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 12, 2012 at 01:05 AM
GARY STONE: "It's amazing how your four little words reveal so much about who you really are." And it's amazing how your wife's 400,000 little words reveal so much about who SHE really is. Things must be pretty tense around the 'old Pondersa tonight, eh Gary? Karma's a £€¥#%*, ain't it?
DeAnn Glover September 12, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Erica, What you think doesn't matter. You have been drinking the kool-aid far too long. After all the veiled accusations you made about me in the past, I will say whatever I like about your fallen hero. You don't like it-- too freaking bad!
susie September 12, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Mr. Stone: Four little words would really mean... Get A Grip Fool !!
Barleysoup September 12, 2012 at 01:38 AM
This incident? "Cmdr. Jim Newton said Buffalo Grove police worked with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to review witnesses’ statements and video footage of the incident. They ended their investigation last week, he said. “There’s no criminal prosecution in the case,” Newton said. “We reviewed it with them, and that’s the conclusion everybody came to.” just saying......
susie September 12, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Okay...so I just watched the video attached to this posting along with the actual Village Board video posted on the Village site for anyone to view. Ms. Stone, you look absolutely horrible. Either no one in the Village is willing to cut your hair, or no one outside the Village is willing to listen to you. Since when is a Dias a place to act like you own the place? Its a Village forum, not your pole to strut your babbles, accuse Village officials of confusing you (even though you had a idea in mind, but again ...forgot) and then.... State Representative Mathias approaches the Dias. Is that really you interrupting him, even though several officials asked you not to speak? Seriously? Ms. Stone, you really need to take a good look at today, Where are you really going? Who's left to support you? Why can't you just move on?
Sandy Klein September 12, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Gary, it's amazing that you refuse to see how your support of her crazy antics speaks VOLUMES about who YOU really are. You are an enabler, and doing nothing to help her. Shame on you.
susie September 12, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Sandy and RC: I've read your comments over the past few weeks along with Ms. Stone's. The FBI? Please do! .. Anytime Ms. Stone wants to send Norris, Stalone or Schwarzenegger to plow through any window of my home, knock yourselves out. I'm sure they will take me away gently, allow the PD to handle me gently, and nurture me with a great bottle of water... compliments of the VBG! Go for it!
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 12, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Susie- I have no doubt that she was in contact with the FBI. They probably have a nice little file just for her. I am sure she was on the phone with them first thing this morning to add Mathias' name to the long list of (alleged) criminals, miscreants, ne'er-do-wells, pederasts, drivers that don't use their turn signals, crooked politicians, bad spellers, and lefties who she believes need to be thoroughly investigated, incarcerated, beaten with sticks or pushed down some stairs. We haven't heard the last of her. She's just sitting at home licking her wounds and doing more of her "research" so she can make more baseless claims and allegations that she won't support with verifiable proof. I'll be sure to send the FBI your way once they're done waterboarding me to try to get my real name.
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 12, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Gee DeAnn, how do you REALLY feel? LOL.
Mark Bushey September 12, 2012 at 03:42 AM
I love how she is posting videos and photos, but is being quiet.
susie September 12, 2012 at 06:02 AM
No RC - You do not broadcast, you are talking with the FBI.... And I sincerely hope Ms. Stone, that all those favors you brag about stand true... is the gas ready on the plane you boast?
RELENTLESSCRITIC September 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM
http://buffalogrove.suntimes.com/news/15085590-418/mathias-distances-self-from-stone.html
Sandy Klein September 12, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Thanks for the link, RC. “She is not now, nor has she been, affiliated with my campaigns for many years,” he continued. “Furthermore, I have told her repeatedly not to use my name in her statements and blogs.” And after he says this, she yells from the peanut gallery, "And I haven't since you asked me!" See what she does? Even with people she thinks are good friends - people she supports - she uses them and inflates everything she says in an effort to make it sound important. She was the one who got him elected, she was working on his campaign and he WILL win. Blah blah blah. And even after he told her not to use his name - and she agreed - she was still online here at the Patch pontificating about the wonder of Lisa and how much Sid needed her. Feeling the heat yourself now, Lisa?
StandToReason September 12, 2012 at 07:06 PM
It must be very liberating to be truthfully and transparently exposed in the bright, bright light of sunshine. Ah yes, truth, transparency, and sunshine...
John Russillo September 12, 2012 at 07:08 PM
"I am shining the light on all of you, aren't I Jeff? And you don't like that, do you?"
Joseph Bloseph September 14, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Lisa Stone Adds a photo to this discussion? She is not yet done embarrassing herself and her family. If she starts talking at teh next meeting and says ONE word off topic, I hope Braiman hits his gavel and shuts off her mike. If she doesn't sit down and shut up immediately, she should be escorted out and charged with disorderly conduct. I'll personally miss the pathetic reality show that Lisa Stone has become, but it is time for the board to get back to its business.
Lisa Stone October 02, 2012 at 06:51 AM
Roz....do you ever say anything of substance? Really... do you ever look in the mirror and self-reflect? Given that your hubby is a Trustee of the Buffalo Grove Police Pension Board, it would have been revealing to mention that interesting fact, given all that has unfolded since my tenure of true leadership. You do realize that you have always been known as the "negative" female... of BG, so perhaps you should find another cause that may cheer you up? It may even remove that awful chip on your shoulder called jealousy & envy that seems to consume you. Thankfully, I hear your kids broke the mold & are cheerful. Perhaps you should try rubbing elbows with someone that actually won the 2009 legendary election, rather than continue complaining because your Judge's wife lost. I won and you will always lose big, given your lack of joy & apparent lack of integrity. On a happier note, glad to see that you dropped your Daily Herald "TreeHugger4Life" posting name, though you know I have tried saving the trees in BG, like no other. That should put a smile on your face for about 3 seconds, but it's a start. Try Activism...for your own happiness, but do change your topic from me to doing something other than complaining about life, as everyone is so tired of your negative voice after all these years. Except of course the Judge & your Wastewater Products pal who was a BG Trustee until 2009, that everyone knows that you and your other half hang with. How cozy?
Lisa Stone October 02, 2012 at 07:03 AM
I'm still voting for Sid as he's the better choice given the two, but I am disappointed in Sid, as I know he must be suffering, as Rita clearly was that night. Politics can do sad things to good men... it's sad, but true. Mathias still trumps Sente, especially since the Stone-Mathias fliers that Sente put in the mail were what broke Sid's courage. The tactic alone eliminates Sente given my campaign style....which is what won Sid his State Rep seat in the first place, in 1999, when essentially I unseated Salvi, as Rita & Sid told everyone in awe for years. Talk about Gratitude? Politics was not for me, as I don't cave when truth is on my side. Though I'm good at leadership.
Lisa Stone October 02, 2012 at 07:10 AM
Days before the meeting when Sid caved, I was actually with Sid & Rita at his friend's home in my neighborhood where I was invited to join him to support him...again. That is the night that he asked me not to FB or Patch post, given what Sente was doing with the Stone-Mathias fliers to him. But, he was very clear that I should tell my friends to vote for him. I left with 2 signs and the next thing I know, without warning, Sid caved at the September 10th meeting. Now you understand how it all went down. There is more but I'd rather not knock Sid, as somehow I feel bad for the position that he was put in, though not by me. It's not easy for me to dislike someone that I once had respect for, so for now I'll let it be, as he could be the better leader, but he has to hold his ground in the future. Sente should be ashamed of herself and so should Sid. I've never played dirty politics so the whole situation truly disgusts me, but doesn't change who I am. Just them.
RELENTLESSCRITIC October 02, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Sid didn't "cave", he just finally decided to clear the air publicly. He knew since your election that his relationship with you was toxic for his public image, and he was willing to go along with it rather than confront the issue publicly. But your obnoxious ramblings on here, coupled with my (and many other's) calls for him to clarify his relationship with you for the benefit of voters (and what the trustees also called for in their letter to the editor) forced him to take action. Had you not been such a an abject failure as a Trustee, nor such a disruptive money and resource wasting nuisance as a "Community Activist", and if you hadn't constantly bragged about how tight you were with him and how important you were to his campaigns, perhaps he could have ignored the issue and said nothing. But your actions forced him to do what he did. Make no mistake about that. I still won't vote for him, but I'm glad he finally showed some common sense and got as far away from you as he possibly could, just like many of the others who were once part of your campaign team and the scores of friends who were once constantly at your side but now are nowhere to be found. And lets not forget about the hundreds of people who voted you into office, but then realized their mistake and voted you OUT of office. Don't blame Mathias for something you caused. He did what he had to do to preserve his professional reputation- he cut you off as if you were a festering boil on his behind.
"I've never played dirty politics" ... WOW! Talk about 'Gaggin in the Grove'! You need a series of trash dumpsters to hold all the innuendoes and veiled accusations that never were backed up that this 'activist' has spouted over the last few years. Sente and Mathias are 'slackers and novices' when it comes to 'unconfirmable mud slinging'.
Janet Sirabian October 02, 2012 at 03:40 PM
".......which is what won Sid his State Rep seat in the first place, in 1999, when essentially I unseated Salvi," I did not realize that you had won the election for State Representative. I always thought that Mathias had won. And apparently you still do not realize that "you" did not "unseat" Salvi, since Mike Salvi did not hold public office. You might want to use some of your "research skills" to check for FACTS.
Soccer Mom October 02, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Lisa Stone 2:03 am on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 “Mathias still trumps Sente, especially since the Stone-Mathias fliers that Sente put in the mail were what broke Sid's courage. The tactic alone eliminates Sente given my campaign style....which is what won Sid his State Rep seat in the first place, in 1999, when essentially I unseated Salvi, as Rita & Sid told everyone in awe for years.” Really? So, you didn’t take a newspaper article that criticized one of your opponents and plaster it everywhere you could? What a hypocrite! Heck, you even are still mentioning it in some of your posts. So what if Carol Sente let voters know that there was a newspaper article calling out her opponent. You did the exact same thing in 2009. You used a newspaper article against your political opponent. Where is your honor and integrity that you keep telling us you have?
RELENTLESSCRITIC October 02, 2012 at 04:30 PM
MATHIAS (Quote from the article above) "She is not now nor has she been affiliated with my campaigns for many years.” "Lisa Stone 2:10 am on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Days before the meeting when Sid caved, I was actually with Sid & Rita at his friend's home in my neighborhood where I was invited to join him to support him...again. " So, Ms. Stone, are you saying that Mathias was lying when he said you haven't been affiliated with his campaign for years? Or are you lying?
Mark Bushey October 02, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Rita was suffering? She was laughing at you and cracking jokes every time you went up to the podium. I was sitting right next to her most of the night. She was only suffering because you started screaming at her.
RELENTLESSCRITIC October 02, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Lisa's A Liar- You bring up a good point, but as you already know, Double standards are a central theme in her behavior. I won't re-hash Stone's campaign tactics again- we've been down that road many times- but let's just say that she certainly was no role model for civil behavior in campaigns. I'm glad Sente's people sent out that flier. I certainly want to know what kind of company a candidate keeps. Says a lot about their judgement and character- or lack thereof. Stone's just pissed because the flier blatantly points out exactly how toxic her past relationship with Mathias is to his reputation. Sente knew it would provoke post-traumatic stress disorder and nightmares in BG voters by reminding them of all the chaos and damage Stone created when she was an inept trustee, and all the waste and disruption she's still causing as a so-called "Community Activist". Even Mathias' very strong attempt to distance himself from Stone isn't working so well, as Stone continues to sully his reputation by making comments such as the ones in this thread. He can't seem to extricate himself from the anchor around his neck. As I've said several times since July, every time Stone posts something on here, Mathias loses more votes. I guess that's the price he has to pay, even after he did the best he could to sever ties with her.
Sandy Klein October 02, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Wait, isn't that just part of her stand up routine? Anyone who followed the election knows what she did.
Sandy Klein October 02, 2012 at 06:59 PM
"Days before the meeting when Sid caved, I was actually with Sid & Rita at his friend's home in my neighborhood where I was invited to join him to support him...again. That is the night that he asked me not to FB or Patch post, given what Sente was doing with the Stone-Mathias fliers to him. But, he was very clear that I should tell my friends to vote for him. I left with 2 signs and the next thing I know, without warning, Sid caved at the September 10th meeting. Now you understand how it all went down. There is more but I'd rather not knock Sid, as somehow I feel bad for the position that he was put in, though not by me. It's not easy for me to dislike someone that I once had respect for, so for now I'll let it be, as he could be the better leader, but he has to hold his ground in the future. Sente should be ashamed of herself and so should Sid. I've never played dirty politics so the whole situation truly disgusts me, but doesn't change who I am. Just them." Oh, fruit loop, you're the gift that just keeps giving, aren't you? You continue to make poor old Sid look bad. And based on that, I, like a lot of my neighbors, have a Carol Sente sign on my lawn.
Xander Crews October 24, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Wow. Epic dis. Check yourself before you wreck yourself, yo. Word.

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