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Marengo resident

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Jan 19, 2008
 

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Investigate where Joel Cowan got the money to buy a gas station. He is a crook, just like his father. Don't support a thief like Joel just because it's the only place open or it's close.
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Chicago, IL

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Jan 20, 2008
 

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Wild, unsupported allegations, can get you into very serious trouble. Unless, or until, you can support these statements, you would be wise in retracting those statements, with a public apology. Don't let your temper send you to jail, or, cause you a major financial loss.
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Springfield, IL

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Jan 22, 2008
 
I merely asked for an investigation. A truthful person would have nothing to hide.
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Aurora, IL

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Mar 14, 2008
 
Fair to all,

You really need to stop telling people what to do.

(He did it on all my posts too,,*shakes head*)

*A truthful person would have nothing to hide*

I totally agree with that statement..

People that hide things are USUALLY guilty of
something they don't want others to know about.

Hmmm another Marengo news story with someone needing to hide something from the public!

The other one is the Dr. Rood / Riley School thing.

Not looking good for Marengo!
Dr Rood What Ya Hiding

Aurora, IL

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Mar 14, 2008
 

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It was really sad when they got rid of Jerry. I only went there because we know him and he is so nice. I stopped going when they got rid of him.
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Aug 9, 2008
 

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To all of those ripping on Joel Cowan...Ask yourselves if YOU would want someone making YOU pay for the SINS OF YOUR FATHER?! What Joel's dad did was wrong, no doubt. However, JOEL is NOT that manand he shouldn't have to be lumped into his father's category, just as you wouldnt want to have to make up for YOUR family's dirty little secrets.
Thieving Crook Hater

Springfield, IL

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#7
Aug 10, 2008
 
The point is Joel never earned the money that was invested into the station, but profited from it. Then the way he runs it and how he treats his employees, (not paying workers for their labor is stealing) proves the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And in this case it falls and grows into another corrupt, thieving, tree.
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Aug 30, 2008
 
Thieving Crook Hater wrote:
The point is Joel never earned the money that was invested into the station, but profited from it. Then the way he runs it and how he treats his employees,(not paying workers for their labor is stealing) proves the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. And in this case it falls and grows into another corrupt, thieving, tree.
Think back in YOUR life.. Can you honestly say that YOU have "earned" every single thing that has come your way? How 'bout that piece of gum someone gave you as a child??Did ya "earn" that?! Be honest with yourself...Have you ever heard of a BLESSING?? Perhaps GOD blessed JOEL with his business b/c of the way JOEL has conducted himself in life's journeys! BTW...JOEL DOES PAY HIS EMPLOYEES. Please get your facts straight. I myself know this for a FACT. Do you ask every business owner if they've earned the money to start their businesses, and if they haven't, do you also rip on them?? Seems to me you are one of the many who cannot handle the fact that Joel truly is a decent man who can build a good foundation with the bricks that others have thrown at him along the way. And by the amount of people that come into his establishment, it shows that your mud flinging is just simple jealousy. The pharase " We are confident in our strengths w/o boasting of it; we respect that of others w/o fearing it." defines WHO and WHAT Joel Cowan is as a person and business owner...He doesn't need to fear the success of others b/c he himself has attained it. Even WITH your little tirade. Sounds to me like you are a tad jealous is all...I'll say a prayer for you.
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Springfield, IL

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Sep 2, 2008
 
Collecting stolen money is a blessing now??? What church do you go to? If I were you I wouldn't bring GOD into this. The fact that people still come into his "establishment" remains a mystery to me. Why people still work there is even more puzzling. Joel Cowan is a THIEVING CROOK!!!
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Aurora, IL

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Sep 3, 2008
 
How did his dad get the cash? Whats the story?
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Sep 4, 2008
 
Thieving Crook Hater wrote:
Collecting stolen money is a blessing now??? What church do you go to? If I were you I wouldn't bring GOD into this. The fact that people still come into his "establishment" remains a mystery to me. Why people still work there is even more puzzling. Joel Cowan is a THIEVING CROOK!!!
Why do you continue to claim that Joel is "collecting stolen money"? What's your deal with that? Secondly, I bring GOD into EVERYTHING in MY life. That's probably WHY I have been so blessed, my dear. And WHY NOT bring GOD into our lives?? What problem do you have with that? You should be careful how you word things, too..A person could take your "If I were you,I wouldn't bring GOD into this" statement as a threat. WHERE is your "proof" that Joel "stole" the money to fund his business? If you could please SHOW THIS PROOF, then you might be able to sway a few people with your loose statements regarding him. Oh, pardon me...NOW you are claiming that Joel recieves stolen money. First, it was HE STOLE THE MONEY TO OPEN UP THE BUSINESS...Now he just collects it? Which is it? And another thing...You say "why people still work there is even more puzzling". Ummm..your statemnet is even more puzzling, because if they weren't being paid, as you claim, then these employees wouldn't be coming in to work. No one is putting a gun to their heads, forcing them to work for FREE! And I don't believe anyone would be that ignorant as to continue to come into a "workplace" after the first time they supposedly didn't get their paychecks. I would assume that you are a person of moderate intelligence to figure that one out?? B.T.W. Maybe the customers keep coming into his establishment for the lousy service they get? That would be according to YOU, though.
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Sep 4, 2008
 
gonna burn u wrote:
How did his dad get the cash? Whats the story?
I'd rather not disclose the story here on this forum, but it happened many many years ago, back in the 80's. The thing is, though, is that Joel never had anything to do with what his father did, and it put a HUGE gap between the two of them. The legit people in Marengo KNOW without a doubt that Joel NEVER has followed in his father's footsteps and they feel that Joel shouldn't have to hang his head for what his father did, nor do they feel that Joel should be lumped in with any of that behavior. Joel actually has a very good name in Marengo, in spite of what happened with his dad all those years ago. I'm sure if you were to google it back to the mid to late 80's, you'd be able to find it, though. I hope you understand my hesitancy to expound on the matter. Perhaps if I had the permission of the family to discuss it, I will, though.
this isnt church

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#13
Sep 6, 2008
 
stop the preaching.

What did his dad do? Who cares if he spends it?
He is raising a family isnt he? Not just blowing it at a casino or something.....

As long as he is using it to better his family, good for him.. they have nice kids that are an asset to this community... unlike many we have here!
They must be doing something right!
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#14
Sep 6, 2008
 
Joel owes me (a former employee) about $170, and I have intimate knowlege as to how he runs his business, he is a crook and a loser. BTW check your caps lock and learn how to read. I can't stand self-righteous ignorant low-lives who use God for their own petty arguments. His dad stole from his former employer on one of his "morning jogs" and bought the gas station in his son's (Joels) name to launder it. As far as his kids, I don't know what kind of "assets" they are and I don't care. Joel Cowan is a thief just like his dad. Never work for, or buy from crooks like Joel Cowan!!!
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Sep 8, 2008
 
Thieving Crook Hater wrote:
Joel owes me (a former employee) about $170, and I have intimate knowlege as to how he runs his business, he is a crook and a loser. BTW check your caps lock and learn how to read. I can't stand self-righteous ignorant low-lives who use God for their own petty arguments. His dad stole from his former employer on one of his "morning jogs" and bought the gas station in his son's (Joels) name to launder it. As far as his kids, I don't know what kind of "assets" they are and I don't care. Joel Cowan is a thief just like his dad. Never work for, or buy from crooks like Joel Cowan!!!
You must have a rough time looking in the mirror each day, then. And, sweetheart, I don't need to "use" God in any way, shape or form...He uses me! What I write is far from preaching. If you think it's "preaching", I feel sorry for you. If you feel I'm ignorant, oh well. If Joel owes you money, as you say you do, then do something about it instead of sitting here ranting. There are small claims courts that you can file a petition in. I used to work for Joel, too, and NEVER had a problem with being paid, nor was there anything crooked about the way he runs his business. Why not tell all of us how it came to be that you are owed money instead of ranting? Bitterness will only eat you alive and make YOU the miserable one, not anyone else.
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Sep 8, 2008
 

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You also might want to check the ignorance levels, because yours seem to be running pretty high. I hope that you are never a patient in my office!

Since: Sep 08

Warrenville, IL

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Hey Thieving Crook Hater. Thanks for enlightening us . We now know what the reason is for your abusive and obsessive behavior. You have wasted two years of your so-called life attempting to ruin a man, his business, and his family. For $170.00? Are you insane? I assume you talked to him about. Did you file a complaint with the IL Dept. of Labor? No. You handle your affairs like a little puss. Maybe you didn't get paid because you destroyed a $500 vacuum cleaner during one of your many temper tantrums. The way I see it, you still owe him money! You are nothing but an idiot and a liar.
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Sep 13, 2008
 
If 1 persone takes their business up the road, it was all worth it. It's called principle, of course if you believe Joel is a Saint you probably wouldn't know anything about that. I don't know what vaccuum cleaner issue your talking about, but if you think Joel would spend $500 for a vaccuum you obviously don't know him. But what does that have to do with how the business started??? How did he get that much money at such a young age??? Joel is a crook! And keep defending him, it just keeps this in the recent discussions area where people can see it.

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Sep 14, 2008
 
Yes. Let's keep this discussion in the forefront where people can see it, because I'm about to prove to everyone that you are nothing but a lying coward. You have a bad habit of making libelous statements about people and not backing them up. For example, you carelessly wrote that Joel Cowan's dad "stole" and "bought the gas station in his son's (Joel's) name to launder it". Really. Where do you obtain your information? Gossip and rumors? I made a visit to the McHenry County Recorder's Office to check out your claim. They have property records dating back to the 1840's and you can view them for free. You can make copies of these documents for a nominal fee. It only took me 15 minutes and $3.50 to prove you're a lying coward. Money well spent. I researched the property you said Mr. Cowan bought with "stolen money", 302 E. Grant, and I made a list of every owner of that property dating back to 1901. Keep in mind that Joel was born in 1960, his family moved to Marengo in 1963, he opened his business in 1983, and his father isn't over 107 years old. The following is a list of owners before 1960: Spencer, Webber, Brey, Zickuhr, and Anthony. No Cowan's yet. On 9/09/59, Eugene Anthony sold that property (gas station) to State Oil Co., Grayslake, IL. On 5/19/82, State Oil sold the property to S&S Petroleum, Round Lake, IL. On 6/08/88, S&S Petroleum sold the property to Shell Oil Co., Oak Brook, IL. On 9/09/04, Shell Oil sold the property to Johnson Oil Co., Rock Falls, IL. They still own it. When did you say Joel "bought the gas station" with "stolen money"? You are a fool! Hey, what's the difference between buying a gas station and renting one? About a million dollars. You obviously hate anyone who has done something with their life. You ask for an investigation, but don't do any of your own. You hide behind a computer and call people "crooks" and can't prove it. I can rightfully call you a lying coward because I have proven it. And you call Joel a loser. So if you're a lying coward and "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree", is your father a lying coward too? I'll just assume he is.
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get a life both of you.. how stupid. no one cares about your little internet fight!

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