Slog tipper B has shared a heartwarming story with all of us. It seems that the Oak Brook Public Library has had its funding cut. A little 11-year-old girl named Sydney Sabbagh came to the village board to make a speech about how important the library was to her.
Then Sydney came afoul of the Evilest Man in Illinois! It turns out that the evilest man in Illinois is a 69-year-old man named Constantine "Connie" Xinos.
"Those who come up here with tears in their eyes talking about the library, put your money where your mouth is," Xinos shot back. He told Sydney and others...to stop "whining" and raise the money themselves.
"I don't care that you guys miss the librarian, and she was nice, and she helped you find books," Xinos told them...Sydney was upset and "her little friend was in tears" after Xinos spoke at the meeting last week, says mom Hope Sabbagha.
"I wanted that kid to lose sleep that night," a grinning Xinos says Wednesday, as he invites me for a nearly two-hour interview in his Mercedes-Benz in the gated Oak Brook community where he lives. "This is the real world and the lesson, you folks who brought your kids here, is if you want something, pay for it."
The whole sickening story is over here and you should read it.