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Hopefully the Friends leadership will die with dignity and move on. The fact that they are forming a political party shows how pathetic and misguided their leaders are.
The ridiculous comments by Mrs Dynacko claiming that Lilacia Park is in danger makes one question if she hasn’t lost her mind. It’s all so sad to see them go down this way. A nice letter to the editor stating “We did our best, thanks to all our supporters, we still love Lombard,” would have been a classy move that would have gained the respect of many. Unfortunately they chose to be indignant, repugnant and immature.
I had the opportunity to see this video last week. It was very well done. Clearly the Friends of the DuPage Theatre have only themselves to blame for the demise of the theatre. Renowned theatre preservationist Paul Warshauer’s comments spoke volumes.
I encourage everyone to rent this DVD so you can learn from the mistakes of the Dynako/Fitzpatrick duo. It’s no wonder they have now gone into politics. They failed miserably at preservation and now MANY members of their grass roots group want their hides.
I thought our plan commissioner and trustee Sebby did a fabulous job at directing the Heneghan Crew. Spielberg himself could not have given the Lombard audience a better show on demolition day.
The crane operator should be given an Oscar for best supporting actor. The way he tossed the top of the parapit through the roof of the lobby clearly said “F—– —–” to all of the people in Bonnie Mackay’s box.
For those of you that left the show early, you missed a standing ovation from about 200 commuters who arrived on the 5:50 train. The Crane operator even tipped his Old Style cap and gave them a wave. Clearly this was a great day in our town’s history.
On the topic of preservation, I would like to see comments from those that live outside of Lombard on the following.
Lombard’s village board voted twice to demolish the DuPage Theatre.
Two circuit courts and two appellate courts ruled against preservationists attempts to cease demolition.
A direct mail straw poll conducted by two village officials (one of them an ardent theatre supporter) revealed that 82 percent of the residents in town supported demolition.
Given the above FACTS, do you think it was justified for the friends of the DuPage Theatre to continue to sue the taxpaying public for the sole purpose of delaying progress so that a new village board could overturn a decision made by 6 trustees that had been dealing with the issue for 8 years? Keep in mind, the Friends group was not seeking a ruling or any ruling. They only wanted a gap bridged so the new board could change the decision.
I don’t remember anyone cheering at the demolition with the exception of a handful standing where the old bank was. I was on the south parcel with many of the trustees, Charlotte residents and some business owners. I can say with certainty that everyone was respectful of the situation.
Furthermore Rita, your suggestion that Debbie should have attacked people makes no sense. Why didn’t you show up at any meetings and attack yourself? I watched every board meeting from home and never saw anyone named Rita address the board over this issue.
According to our counts there were only six theatre supporters that showed up at the demolition. Bonnie MacKay, Ray Mazola, Zach Wilson, Paul Mundt and some guy with a pock marked face and salt and pepper hair.
We will have a beautiful new community center in Lombard thanks to the mighty efforts of four trustees, Charlotte street people, Robert Biddle and more. Good prevailed over the lying cronies. God bless Lombard and God Bless our 2007 Man of the Year Steven Dale Sebby!!!
It was so good to see life at the theatre location yesterday. Children were running and playing games on the south parcel. Families and neighbors were visiting and enjoying the weather. What a great day for Lombardians it was. No longer will one of our prime parcels be held hostage by a handful of fanatics. We are free at last. God bless Lombard! Good prevailed over bad.
True Class you are a twisted looney.
A message to all of the lying, whining tree-hugging idiots that call themselves the 28 Friends of the Dump, I’ve got news for you. Your pipedream will officially be stamped out by high noon on Thursday the 10th of May. How fitting that this demolition will occur only a week before your puppets take seats on the board of trustees.
What a wonderful lilac parade we shall have celebrating the cleared site at main and parkside. God Bless he TOSS trustees that had the wisdom to force the village president to sign the demolition contract on the evening of their vote to over-ride his veto. Slick willie was unable to do a disappearing act on Lombard, hence the building will come down before the new board imposes their wil on us.
Forever remember Vicory in Lombard Day. We should proclaim a formal village holiday every May 10th called VL day!!!!!
Is this the same Jim Devit that is running the campaign for Dana Morow? How coincidental that a former puppet candidate for the Friends of the Dupage is supporting another one?
Another case of “I’ll say anything to support the theater building” by Dupage Dude when he rips on the wasted spending for the splash park. Dude, you have always hung your hat on the theatre project benefiting children and families yet you rip on a splash park which would draw more families and their children into our downtown than anything with the exception of Dairy Queen. Did you know that the piece of land that the splash park was built upon was too small for any development? Would you rather have it sit vacant? At least it will provide somewhere for the families residing in condoland to take their small children.
You theatre people will say anything to make your point and you sound really ignorant…..Spin, spin, spin.
Why don’t you contact him yourself. I am not his campaign manager. You can reach him at
What would you like to see put at Main and Parkside once the theatre is leveled? Do you think the theatre could have been saved if your leadership did some things differently?
The Hispanic lady named Barb that likes to abuse trustees publically was seen at your house on Thursday. Later that evening she was seen driving around the parking lot at the Janisch fundraiser. Why was she doing that Ray? She needs to find a hobby or have some kids.