Noak Challenges McMichael to Debate

Romeoville mayoral candidates have been sparring in the media; now the incumbent is asking for a face-to-face debate.

Romeoville Mayor John Noak took to the airwaves Wednesday to challenge opponent Steve "Mongo" McMichael to a debate.

The two mayoral candidates have been engaged in a somewhat heated battle leading up to the April 9 election.

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Noak, the incumbent, challenged McMichael during a Wednesday morning interview on WIND.

“The contrasts between Mr. McMichael and me couldn’t be clearer, and our residents deserve to see those differences side-by-side,” said Noak. “Mr. McMichael has made statements that are raising questions among voters. Debates are the best way to get those and many more questions answered."

Click here to hear Noak's full interview on WIND.

On Wednesday afternoon, Noak said he hadn't yet heard whether McMichael would accept his challenge to debate face-to-face.

The McMichael campaign did not immediately respond to a message from Patch Wednesday, but last week, the former Chicago Bear indicated he would consider a debate.

Read: Ditka to Host McMichael Fundraiser

"I don't know," McMichael initially told Patch. "Am I privy to all the information he is being mayor of the town? If not, how can I show up and have an informed opinion on some of the things he's done?"

He went on to add, "The campaign will be discussing a fact-based debate. We're going to talk about it."

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I'M JUST SAYING March 10, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Who is That Provider ? I like to Save money on my utilites..............you mean Bolingbrook,Plainfield,Cresthill I have to check that out HUMMMMMM =>
I'M JUST SAYING March 10, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Who owns empty Warehouses???? Mr Know it all ??? And if you Call Cresthill they answer the phone City of Cresthill I've talked to them in passed and they told me they are a CITY not A VILLAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And for u Mr James Smith........... Sure everyone likes to Save MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've Lived in this VILLAGE long time and seen changes !!!!! Some GOOD Others Bad.. JUST SAYING =>
Francie Jones March 11, 2013 at 04:35 PM
I think Mayor Noak is doing a wonderful job. I would love to work for him! If I still lived in Romeoville, he would have my vote.
David Schiro March 11, 2013 at 05:37 PM
John Noak for Mayor all the way!! Steve McMichael needs to get a clue.
Lisa March 12, 2013 at 03:02 PM
If that were true, Mongo supporter, how could our village be in surplus?? How could he have everyone a credit on their water bills if the money was being wasted. Good thing the people of Romeoville are actually paying attention to the facts and not fabrication.


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