Buffalo Grove Vote for Recall of Lisa Stone Succeeds


Buffalo Grove voters last night were voting about 2:1 to recall Trustee Lisa Stone after her year and a half in office. She was elected to a four-year term in 2009. The recall campaign was spearheaded by two residents who labeled her as disruptive to village government, citing Stone’s frequent challenges to other Buffalo Grove officials and to long-standing village practices. With all but three precincts reporting, about 70 percent of voters supported a recall in unofficial totals. At midnight, about 12,000 votes were counted from Buffalo Grove residents.

The anti-Stone campaign started mid-April 2010 with the filing of an intent to circulate recall petitions with the Buffalo Grove village clerk by Buffalo Grove resident David Wells. Beginning April 26, Wells began circulating petitions and had 90 days to obtain at least 1,000 signatures to put recall on the November ballot.

The main trouble with Lisa Stone began when she pursued action against Land & Lakes as an individual while also acting in an official capacity as a trustee for the Village of Buffalo Grove. Her concern was focused on safety & health issues of the Land & Lakes transfer station and composting facility. According to organizers against Lisa Stone, information from the US EPA, Illinois EPA and the Lake County Department of Health showed there were no issues.

She was also criticized on a recall-organizing website RECALLLISASTONE.COM for harassment of village staff, personal attacks on other elected village officials, improper behavior at Village Board meetings which unduly lengthened the period of time of the meetings, and more.

A Facebook fan page for recall of Lisa Stone known as BG Recall was administered by Adam Moodhe, David Wells, Jim Palak and Pam Soracco.

The organizers also created a website to organize for the recall of Lisa Stone …

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