I have been a North Riverside resident for over 30 years, and I am greatly disturbed by the political tactics being used by the Save Our Firefighters party in our village. 

I take my dogs for daily walks around the area and noticed many VIP signs that were missing, broken or destroyed. It is pretty clear to me that the SOF party believes that this is the way to get votes, no substance to solving our village issues, just scare tactics and bullying. 

I do not like people outside of our village bullying our residents. We need no help from them. Our residents are intelligent and know political propaganda when they see it. The VIP party has real solutions to real problems. The VIP candidates have lived in our community for years and they know what must be done to help all of our citizens. I plan on voting early. 

John Mathias

North Riverside