Cary Steinbuck is in the Hell Hole's Target
I heard some rumblings about a sneaky, underhanded, down and dirty ( but by the books ) move. The story caught my attention. How could something so sneaky, so underhanded and so dirty, be.... by the books? When I found out the author of the book is Cary Steinbuck I expected the book to be a some sort of crayon color between the lines books? I was close. The book starts with Cary Steinbuck sticking her tongue out of her mouth and dismantling one of the city's most respected and best peforming organizations.
I talked with Michael Harrington to get the 411. He knew one of the players involved. I called Cathy Vates, she is involved. Everything I heard was true. It was all true. Ms. Vates is very disappointed, so was Mr. Harrington. After the story was confirmed, so was I. Here is a bit of background. According to the RPCC website, in 1997, the Rogers Park Community Council formed a new subsidiary corporation in order to develop economic stability in our neighborhood callled The Rogers Park Community Development Corporation.
A board of directors was installed. The Rogers Park Community Development Corporation has been very successful under this umbrella of RPCC. It's a straight up organization that has grown. The staff is talented with it's own enthusiastic board of directors. Excuse me. It had it's own board of directors.
Let's move ahead to 2005. In mid April, Cary Steinbeck pulled a Mayor Daley. Remember Meigs Field runway Mayor Daley? She went in and bulldozed the RPCDC board of directors. Shut them down. Good people from our community like Brian White, Scott Phillips, Nancy Butzen and Molly Hatner. Good people like Board President Keith Lord. Cary Steinbuck took control of everything in a power play move. Cary Steinbuck and the Community Council board began to feel threatened by the CDC, even though it was rapidly becoming RPCC's bread and butter.
So who's in charge? Rogers Park Community Council is lead by a group of 22 or so members who either live or work in our neighborhood. I thought it might be nice to introduce these bozo's to you. These are the members of our community that followed Cary Steinbuck in dismantling RPCDC.
Donald Rankins - President
Elizabeth Vitell - 1st Vice President
Cesar Izquierdo - 2nd Vice President
Jennifer Clark - 3rd Vice President
Magaly Fernandez - Treasurer
Lorraine Dostal - Secretary
Also Connie Abels, Marlena Bansa, Glen Brooks, Jr., Mina Cardenas, Emma Clay, Linda England, Lorene Hopkins, David Jones, Karrie Kindle, Jennifer Kuhn, Bill Markle, Richard P. Moran , Craig Siegelin, Norman White and Patricia Williams.
Have any of you heard about any of this? Of course not! If it was such an intelligent decision, why isn't the Community Council bragging about it in the Aldermadic propaganda newsletter RP2000? Cary Steinbuck and the above mentioned people know their actions would only be met with disapproval. They simply didn't tell anyone. This books final chapter isn't written yet. Stay tuned.....