For the past 12.5 years Watchdog has posted at least weekly, and for the first five years it was twice weekly for a total of 881 postings. When Watchdog began, a councilman said Watchdog wouldn’t last a year; a slight underestimation on his part. Some weeks there are so many topics from which to choose, Watchdog lines up postings on a runway, other weeks finding something to write about is a challenge, but come the weekend a post is published.
Much depends upon the quality of the council members since they provide most of the material. Some of the more quote-worthy council members included: Boyajian, Brodhead (chickens don’t bark), Coyne, Fieseler, Furstenau, Hinterlong, Krause, Krummen, McElroy, Miller (Kenn the second ‘n’ is silent, and Wehrli (Grant).
All three mayors during the Watchdog years have been outstanding; Pradel (4 years), Chirico (8 years), and Scott Wehrli in his first year.
Reader’s comments have been civil; only once has Watchdog toned-down the wording of a comment. Readers have taken issue with some of Watchdog’s opinions; all have been published. Which gets me to the point of this posting. If any reader would like to have their viewpoint published by Watchdog, simply submit your comment in a posting. Keep it in good taste, and something that pertains to Naperville and the city council.