Why Do Voters Elect the Corrupt?
Arena The Liar- check the Home page for detailed information about his lie after lie
- John Arena lied about being arrested in front of McDonald's HQ- he was given a ticket; never saw the inside of a jail cell.
- John Arena lied and failed to report that he used taxpayer dollars for he and his wife Jill to travel to New Orleans.
- John Arena lied about using a Police parking garage for his personal vehicle to go to a Cubs game; 1st stating it never happened, then stating he took his 75 year old mother to the game.
- John Arena lied about the tax benefit his housing project at 5150 N.Northwest Highway would bring for taxpayers. He failed to state that he needs 10.5 million in tax dollars to get the project off the ground. It would take decades just to break even.
- John Arena lied about his roll in cleaning up pigeon poop in Old Irving then became upset when a reporter gave credit to the Girl Scouts who did the work.
- John Arena lied to the community when he stated the 5150 N. Northwest Highway housing project is "NOT FEASIBLE AT 4 STORIES" when in fact the developer stated not only could the make the project closer to the 4 stories the community is demanding but could likely do it without city financial support.
- John Arena lied to the community when he stated he had no contact with the original owner and developer of 5150 N. Northwest Highway. Stating he not only didn't know who the owners were, but had no idea whey they had planned for the property. When in fact LSC had actual city permits that could have been easily searched by the alderman before moving forward with downzoning their property.
- John Arena lied to the Chicago Planning Commission in order to get the property at 5150 N. Northwest Highway downzoned by telling them the property was "not improved" and "vacant" with no construction proposed. When in fact the not only had city permits, but large dumpsters and a flurry of activity that the Alderman would drive past on a daily basis.
- John Arena then lied to the City Council Zoning committee perpetuating the same lies he told the Chicago Planning Commission.
- John Arena then lied to the full city council while ignoring repeated attempts by the owner of the property asking to meet with the alderman to stop his unlawful downzoning of their property; costing the building owners hundreds of thousands of dollars to suit his own agenda.
- John Arena lied about the role he played when he "pushed, poked, and struck" a woman supporting a rival candidate; sending her to the hospital.
- John Arena lied about the police response to his home for domestic battery attempting to spin the story to say he had a medical situation. If true an ambulance would have been dispatched. The only thing his wife Jill told the 911 operator was that her husband was fighting with her in a manner that prompted the call taker to list the call as a domestic battery.
- John Arena lied about pulling funding for the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce because they refuse to submit to his every demand.