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Rich Chicago man really hates poor people

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Rich guy dislikes poor people, wants local kids to "lose sleep" over plan to shut library

Constantine "Connie" Xinos is the president of the home-owners' association in a gated community in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook. He dislikes being near poor people (he successfully blocked a permit for a senior's home, stating, "I don't want to live next to poor people. I don't want poor people in my town"). He reportedly worked to elect an Oak Brook village council who would shut down the town library, which he also campaigned against. When local kids showed up at town meetings to ask that their library be left open, he is quoted as saying, "I don't care that you guys miss the librarian, and she was nice, and she helped you find books;" and to the library staff to "stop whining."

The librarians are now attempting to unionize under the Teamsters.

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..."

A poor kid who grew up in Berwyn and worked in his dad's cafeteria in Chicago, Xinos went to law school and served in the Marines. Xinos says he speaks for Oak Brook's view of the Teamsters when he says, "Nobody here likes those kind of people."

Xinos, who says he never had children in part because he wasn't sure he'd be able to support them, sprinkles the F-word throughout his conversations. He dismisses a recent library event involving dogs with a blunt three-word rant in which he bookends swear words around the word "that."

If this isn't some kind of joke, then this guy is perhaps the biggest sh*t-stain in North America. His opposition to a library is very ironic.

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This is the sort of waste of cellular matter that really should be sent to Afghanistan with a spork as his only defense. I wish the very worst for him.

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Rofl - what is it with HOA presidents?

IMO HOAs should be outlawed. These people who "don't want poor people living next to them" continue to influence our neighborhoods through HOAs.

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I hate HOAs. I feel like if I own my house, then no one should be able to tell me that I can't put up a fence or that I have to pay them to keep weeds out of our lawns. I'll do that myself thank you very much...

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I hate HOAs. I feel like if I own my house, then no one should be able to tell me that I can't put up a fence or that I have to pay them to keep weeds out of our lawns. I'll do that myself thank you very much...

Wasn't there a HOA in Texas that banned trucks, like the F-150, but not the Mark LT?

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Wasn't there a HOA in Texas that banned trucks, like the F-150, but not the Mark LT?

Yup.

Avalanche and Escalade EXT were allowed. Silverado and Sierra were not.

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What a piece of work this guy is.

If there is ever a revolution in this country, hopefully he's one of the first ones shot.

Chris

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You guys remember my "Question and Answer" story?

If so, you know how I feel about HOAs.

Under no circumstances would I live where one exists.

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