Last week, Lake County Council President Ted Bilski made it clear the council will not accept documents presented to by a citizen of Lake County as being true. Bilski made it clear he wants documents only from public officials.
It's true that as a disabled county officer, I was looking for a first-time increase in my disability pension, but this was a known fact to all council members.
The council also knows the FOP/Union have not requested help for the disabled officers for the past 20 years. It is also true that this increase would have helped 11 disabled county officers and their families, who have never received any help in the past 30 years, at no cost to county government.
The sad fact is that some members of the Lake County Council refuse to act when they see an injustice taking place. The issue of helping the Lake County disabled officers is more than monetary; by refusing to show they are willing to support disabled officers, they are sending a message loud and clear that if you get hurt and retire, you are on your own.
This message should send shivers down the spine of all Lake county citizens.
Thomas Ostrowski, Crown Point