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D46 Board Member Seeking County Board had Prior Arrests Under Another Name

Published reports say Michael Carbone, a Grayslake District 46 board member who is seeking election to Lake County Board District 16, had prior arrests under a different last name.

According to published reports, outspoken Grayslake District 46 board member Michael Carbone, who is running against Democratic incumbent Terry Wilke for his Lake County Board District 16 seat, had prior arrests under the last name of Jorudd.

According to a story in today's Lake County News-Sun, Carbone "racked up criminal arrests and charges that include driving on a suspended license, criminal trespass to property, assault and two DUI charges."

The Daily Herald reports that Carbone, who has not denied the charges, pleaded guilty to reckless driving in Fox Lake as part of a negotiated deal on Aug. 8, 2006. 

Carbone told Patch on Friday he does not deny the arrests, but said the issue with his last name is a non-issue that has "been blown out" by the daily newspapers, and that most people in the district know he had changed his name.

Carbone said he, his wife and children changed their last name from Jorudd to Carbone in 2009, in honor of his grandfather, who adopted and raised him after his biological father died in a fire.

Jorudd had been Carbone's stepfather's name.

"I never hid anything. All of my (nominating) petitions have had both my names on it," said Carbone.

As for his arrest record, Carbone does not deny it. He noted his 2006 DUI charge was thrown out, but acknowledged he plead guilty to reckless driving.

"It's all true, and I have been open about it."

Carbone said he does not expect these "revelations" to hurt his election campaign. "If it does, it does."

"I never claimed I was perfect."

Though there will always be those who don't like him or what he stands for, Carbone said he still has many supporters.

On his Website, Carbone, 39, of Round Lake, identifies himself as a family man with four kids who has his own small business, the Carbone Group, for seven years.

Carbone, a 1991 graduate of Antioch Community High School, is a real estate broker and tax appeal consultant, according to his Website.

He has cited job growth, property taxes and government transparency as his reasons for running for county board.

Carbone was a write-in candidate for District 46 in 2009. His term ends in April 2013.

As a school board member, Carbone has been outspoken about district transparency and ethics; increased spending and property taxes; whether the board should hire an attorney to sit in on meetings; the superintendent's contract; and the budget deficit.

Last month, it was revealed that Carbone had a complaint lodged against him by two district employees accusing him of harassing them over not wanting to pay his daughter's school registration fee. Carbone was also censured by the board last spring.

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Angela Sykora (Editor) October 28, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Editor's Note: Patch did not originate the stories that appeared in the daily newspapers, but we did create a post linking to them because people were talking about it, and one of our primary goals is to be a community forum---good, bad or ugly. Our post gave Mr. Carbone an opportunity to respond to those stories, which he did, and a place for the community to share their opinions on the subject. Patch did not "dig up dirt" on someone before an election in at attempt to derail their candidacy, as some are accusing other media of doing.
Terri October 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Jose In all fairness, Mr Millington addressed this as a real estate broker using his real estate email. Mr Jorudd/Carbone may have violated license law and the code of ethics. His email gave Mr Jorudd/Carbone, the real estate broker, a chance to respond. It appears he did not.
Terri October 28, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Mr Jarratt I believe a real estate broker is required to report license law violations. I would guess they are morally obligated to report ethics violations, but not required.
Softball Jim October 28, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Lennie, Ok I give you the fact that he reported it to the state. However, it is you who leaked this issue to the media via Champion news. Nobody else has even stated that Millington has filed a complaint with the state. just you and Champion news. Also you can not argue with the section 1450.150. Clearly states he needed to file the change. Did he? I don't know nor do I care. The DUI's, reckless driving and assult charges concern me. Shows a patter of poor conduct and bacd decisions.
Terri October 28, 2012 at 05:46 PM
SJ Ignoring or being ignorant of the laws and codes that govern his industry are just as bad as giving $5 Culvers cards to kids when it's wrong. I will not defend either and believe both are wrong. I will not defend one because they might support my political agenda.
LMJ October 28, 2012 at 06:12 PM
As I said before, if this would have been someone else, this would have been a success story, but because it is Michael, it is all out hate and personal attacking, because of the agenda with a few in this district who don't like to be held accountable for their spending and actions. It is all political AND personal. Much can be said of some of these posters, as well, if they aren't one in the same. Ray Millington knew about this at least 2 years ago, and was one of the "infamous 4" who tried to get Mike kicked off the board. He did not file a complaint until before the elections. Now that's leadership for you! Politics all the way! They care more about destroying Mike, than they do about taking care of districts business and the kids.
Terri October 28, 2012 at 07:58 PM
LMJ It was Mr Jarratt that brought the license law violation to light. Nobody would have known if not for that. So, do we thank Mr Jarratt for exposing that illegal activity?
Lennie Jarratt October 28, 2012 at 08:02 PM
I was proving the case that this is all political and personal retribution against Carbone for standing up for the taxpayers. It's that fact that you and many others on here want to ignore.
Terri October 28, 2012 at 08:09 PM
But my question was, do we thank you for bringing yet another illegal activity of Mr Jorudd/Carbone to light, or not?
LMJ October 28, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Ray Millington knew about this at least 2 years ago, and was one of the "infamous 4" who tried to get Mike kicked off the board. He did not file a complaint until before the elections. Now that's leadership for you! Politics all the way! They care more about destroying Mike, than they do about taking care of districts business and the kids.
Terri October 28, 2012 at 08:43 PM
And do we owe you thanks for brining Mr Jorudd/Carbone's additional criminal activity to public attention or not?
Lennie Jarratt October 28, 2012 at 09:17 PM
It's just another false political and personal attack on Carbone just like the censure that was fabricated and the many other attacks by the gang of 4 over the past 2 years. You can read about those in detail at http://www.championnews.net/2012/06/19/michael-carbone-example-of-a-true-public-servant/.
Terri October 28, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Oh what the heck. Thank you Mr Jarratt, for bringing to light yet another example of Mr Jarudd/Carbone's pattern of criminal behavior. We never would have known about it without you. While your motives are arguable, based on your facts that this was an industrial issue (not a political one), we owe you for bringing to light this most recent example illegal activity. Keep up the good, unbiased work.
Softball Jim October 29, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Lennie & Lisa, funny how you will not answer the question here. Ray may have sent notice to the real estate board about Carbone's potential violation. If Carbone did not notifiy the Real Estate board about his legal name change, he is clearly in violation of the 1450.150 rule. There is no arguing that issue. I will not even argue that Ray sent the informaion on to the Real Estate board giving them notification of the violation. The e-mail you posted on Champion News clearly shows Ray passed on the informaion. It is also clear that the orgainization responsible for letting the cat out of the bag regarding the Real Estate rule violation and Carbone, was your Champion News. No where has this been reported, and backed up with copies of e-mails between Ray and Mike other than Champion News. Yes Lennie, you are responsible for letting the genie out of that bottle. The Character assination that you complain about actually started in Carbone's late teens and early twenties, and continued on in 2009 and with all his antics while a member of D46 BOE. Nobody makes up the stunts he does during a meeting. No News organization is making Carbone, shout, pout and get up and stand in the audience. No News organiztation made Carbone sherk his duties as a BOE member and skip a budget vote in favor of campainging at a Lake County Farm Bureau meeting. Where are his priorities. Mike is his own worst enemy.
Brad Faxton October 29, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I will refrain from translating what you said into real words as I have been reminded many times that using potty mouth words, especially when directed at someone like Lanard is not good.
Nightcrawler October 29, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Thanks, Terri. I wholeheartedly agree that Lennie deserves kudos. I'm also confident he'll pressure the new State's Attorney to prosecute Mr. Carbone to the full extent of the law. Geez, maybe he'll even give him one of those cute nicknames he likes to use in his Pretend News Network stories, like Sue "Felony" Facklam.
Lennie Jarratt October 29, 2012 at 04:59 AM
It really doesn't matter what I post with the few of you around here. I prove I'm right and you go on to the next attack or you claim the proof is made up. You repeat this process over and over again until finally the proof is so overwhelming you finally say, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Well, I guess a clock is broken for nearly every minute of the day given how many times I am proven right by the actual documentation. You guys are hilarious. Such entertainment. I'll be back for another laugh in the morning.
Softball Jim October 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Oh Lennie, I gave you credit on Ray's e-mails as proof he reported Mike. Your clock was correct yesterday. I did not claim your proof was not true. Mike confirmed to the media his DUIs, assault charges, reckless driving convictions and so on. What you fail to see is that I am actually correct as well. Mike is a loose cannon, his own actions prove this. Your wife wants us to see him as a success story, sorry I see him as a distraction and embarrassment to the school district. Face it Lennie you are once again backing the wrong canidate.
Terri October 29, 2012 at 01:52 PM
It is pretty clear that Mr Jarratt will only recognize those that support his agenda. I wonder if he ever considered that concession and compromise lead to credibility? Sir, you are not always right. You prove points circuitously and by manipulation of fact. You claim you're never wrong. If you are so perfect, why didn't you win your election? I am interested in seeing your budget plan and am confident it will have some good elements. Do you really think you can sell it this way?
Lennie Jarratt October 29, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Another straw man argument. Yep, more entertainment this morning...
Softball Jim October 29, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Show me where anything I have posted has been untrue on this article Lennie. I did not make up anything. I posted on the facts as they are reported, by the DH, News Sun, Patch and your very own Champion News. Fact - Mike has pled down 2 DUIs to lesser charges including Reckless Driving, Fact - Mike has had assualt charges against him. Fact - Last DUI was in 2006 just a few years before being voted onto the board by 12 votes. Fact - Carbone changed his name to Jorudd in 2009. Fact - Carbone is a Real Estate agent, and according to rule 1450.150 he is legally obligated to notify the Board of this change. Fact - Ray sent two e-mails asking if Mike was in Violation of 1450.150 and 2nd saying he reported Carbone on the violation. Fact - This information was obtained in links you provided on this article to Champion News. Fact - no other news organization has reported the 1450.150 issue. Fact - Carbone has thrown hissy fits at televised board meetings and has moved into the audience on at least one occasion. Fact - Carbone has repeatedly raised his voice at other board members, showing great disrespect to the board. Those are the facts. The article you write about Carbone being discredited by the media, by the board, are your opinions. You have the right to your opinions, just remember, not everyone shares those opinions. Oh and anther fact for you. I am not always right and neither are you.
Benjamin Dover October 30, 2012 at 02:20 PM
LMJ says: "Michael never tried to hide anything and any election he has been in, he has disclosed his PAST, this is not his present." Yet when he filled out his candidate profile for the Daily Herald..."Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: Candidate did not respond." Disclosure? NO! http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120131/submitted/301319716/ In a current Daily Herald article: (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20121025/news/710259603/) When asked about the omission he responded: “It never really entered my mind”. How convenient when filling out a candidate questionaire for the local newspaper it "never enters" your mind you you have been convicted not once, but twice in the past 8 years. This guy wouldn't know the truth if it slapped him the face. LMJ, I understand you and your husband Lennie are "The Lake County Tea Party" and Carbone is a Tea Party candidate, but you reek of hypocrisy with your constant barrage of others while propping this loser up on a pedastal. He is no better, if not worse, than those you and Lennie constantly claim are the reason for the all the problems in D46. Newsflash for ya Lisa and Lennie, ALL the current clowns on the board, Ellen Correll, the Teacher's Union, as well as the two of you, are the biggest problems in D46. All the board members should step down, Correll should resign, the union should be broken up and the 2 of you sent back to under the rock you came from.
Lennie Jarratt October 30, 2012 at 03:02 PM
LOL, continuing the straw man arguments I see.
Lennie Jarratt October 30, 2012 at 05:54 PM
lol, thanks for the laugh today....
Softball Jim October 30, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Lennie, I will take your lack of comments to my post as an indicator that you have nothing further to back up your comments. I gave you credit where credit is due and most people see you for who you are.
Benjamin Dover October 30, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Oh Lennie you are so clever. The real laugh will come on election day...I doubt his showing will be as pathetic as your primary showing was, but it will be pathetic none the less. By the way...your boy changed his name in 2009, yet in November 2009, when he filed forms as the Treasurer of Chris Geissler's embarassingly inept campaign, he did so as Michael Jorudd...what gives? And oh yeah, he failed to follow FEC campaign disclosure laws which resulted in Geissler's campaigned being fined. So no Lennie...thank you, your wife and Michael for the laugh today. One last thing...still waiting for you to back up your statements that a sitting Lake County Judge interfered with a State's Atty investigation and what exactly she said to "assassinate" Mr. Carbone's character.
Lennie Jarratt October 31, 2012 at 01:12 AM
I understand that many of you claim to want D46 to change, yet you won't stand up in public at a board meeting and tell the board and administration to stop the unethical and criminal behavior. I also understand many of you want me to stop uncovering and informing others about these very same activities. Some of you have told me to leave town, get run out on a rail, or just go away; so you continue to attack me, and sometimes my family, personally. As I have said several times before, I will not be intimidated or threatened into stopping uncovering these behaviors. If you want me to stop, then I will ask you again to step up to the plate and help me clean up the district. Until then, I will continue uncovering and informing others on the situation. Education is to important for it to be derailed by personal agendas, nepotism, insider hiring, and criminal behavior. The children, parents and taxpayers cannot afford these current Gang of 4 and Administration behaviors.
Benjamin Dover October 31, 2012 at 01:54 AM
still waiting for you to back up your statements that a sitting Lake County Judge interfered with a State's Atty investigation and what exactly she said to "assassinate" Mr. Carbone's character. You cry that some "continue to attack me"...yet you've made very serious accusations against a sitting judge with absolutely no proof...talk about attacking. Nice try at the classic misdirection...now backup your statements with regard to Judge Mullen.
John November 09, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Hey Lennie, Give it up. If Carbone was a democrat/liberal you would be all over his case. I'm very suprised you went to the extreme to protect a guy like Carbone. Carbone past record is just too much. wow-
LMJ November 09, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Hey John, If Carbone was a democrat/liberal you would be praising him as a success story, like this truly is. Grow up. People change and have life pivoting moments.

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