Was That So Hard?

It is quite unsettling that so many at City Hall default to secrecy. When I asked at a meeting where Alderman Wogen is living, Council in effect told me that we aren’t entitled to the information.

Now suddenly they are ‘fessing up through the local press.

Third Ward Alderman Victor Wogen said Tuesday that he has been living with his brother in the city’s second ward since being charged last month with domestic battery after police say he shoved his wife during an argument.

Much appreciation should go to those who took the time to request information of the city. Also, congratulations to the Wogen Watch blog for the scoop.

The Return of Wogen Watch

The Wogen Watch blog is back in response to Alderman Victor Wogen’s arrest on domestic violence charges and to the question of where he is living.

So far, I’ve spoken at a Council meeting about the residency issue, blogged it and sent a letter to the editor. I hope I won’t be the Lone Ranger in this, because it’s just too easy to marginalize one old lady as hopelessly eccentric, or a former contender for office as Vendetta Queen. If you care that Wogen hasn’t been made to inform his constituents whether he has vacated the ward in which he was elected, or feel that Council is shirking its responsibilities to set deadlines for correcting his address of record and (if necessary) for his return to the ward, please help by writing your own letters to the editor and enlisting others’ participation as well.

My next step will be to return Wogen Watch to the CB blogroll.

Where’s Wogen?

Last night at the Council meeting I asked 3rd Ward Alderman Victor Wogen to state for the record where he is living now. This seems fair; after all, I had to submit my address to speak at the meeting. Astoundingly, instead of answering he looked to the attorney for help, and she said he didn’t have to answer.

From the City of DeKalb’s new website:

Bertrand Simpson
2570 Soros Ct.

Tom Teresinski
119 Ilehamwood Drive

Brendon Gallagher
423 S. Second Street

Ron Naylor
328 W. Sunset Place

Dave Baker
560 W. Lincoln Highway

Brent Keller
1212 Varsity Blvd. Apt 107

This is information freely given to all who seek it, except in the case of Third Ward Alderman Victor Wogen. He gets to live anywhere he wants, residency requirements be damned and how dare we ask! Thanks, Council. Lest we fool ourselves into thinking we have representation, you faithfully drag us back to the reality that you are out for none but yourselves. Continue reading Where’s Wogen?