Bishop Plumbing received eight complaints since 2008, filed with the Consumer Protection Commission.
A bid for a contract worth nearly $200,000 to replace plumbing in city hall was approved by city council, 5-3, this month despite concerns voiced by aldermen. Fifth Ward Alderman James Brookman said at the May 7 meeting that he did not support Bishop Plumbing’s bid because the Consumer Protection Commission had received several complaints about the company. The commission serves as an alternative dispute resolution, like a mediator, for residents and businesses. "I can't vote for them to work in city hall," Brookman said. Brian Wilk, vice president of Bishop Plumbing, said he was aware of four complaints in 2010 and 2011. “All four complaints have been satisfied with the [Consumer Protection Commission],” Wilk said. “Both parties have been…
Des Plaines, Ill. mayor drives up to Greenfield to make good on Bears-Packers bet.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tim Prahl
Friday, January 28, 2011
To the winner go the spoils. That was the case Wednesday afternoon at Greenfield City Hall in Wisconsin as Mayor Martin Moylan and City Manager Jason Slowinski made the trip north to deliver ‘a taste of Chicago’ (from Des Plaines own Paradise Pup) as a result of a lost wager on the Packers-Bears NFC Championship game Sunday. The Packers won, 21-14, making Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke the winner of the friendly wager. “It’s been an awesome experience working with Mayor Moylan,” Neitzke said. “He’s a good sport about it all. It’s awesome that he made the trip up here. Sometimes the economy and things get us a little down but things like this bring our spirits back up.” The bet was set up by Patch as part of a Patch vs. Patch promotion …