By: Diane Benjamin
Unlike Bloomington who NEVER answers Freedom of Information Requests early and frequently extends them, Normal ALWAYS answers! I certainly don’t approve of how Normal operates financially, but Tari could learn transparency from the Town of Normal. Normal has never tried to hide anything they are doing.
Yesterday I did a FOIA request for any police reports filed by Nora Dukowitz. Normal didn’t wait 5 days to give me the information, I received it today.
View the Police report here: Nora Dukowitz Police Report
Bloomington, your disgraced mayor claimed Tuesday night that Fistbump (Josh Schmidgall) is being investigated for felony stalking.
The report clearly states “possible disorderly conduct”, which isn’t a felony.
The story as I know it is:
- Josh went to her apartment after she would not respond to questions at City Hall
- The door to her apartment building was either wide open or not locked
- No charges have been filed against Josh
- Josh knocked on her door
- When she didn’t answer, he left his business card
Much of the rest of the document was redacted. It does picture Nora as being close to hysterical when the police arrived.
Since an immediate order of protection was not issued against Josh and no charges have been filed against him, did the police really believe Nora was stalked and threatened as Renner stated? Did Alderman Diana Hauman know the facts before she disgraced herself by walking out during public comment when a guy from Cities 92.9 spoke?
It sure doesn’t appear to be the case. Josh may have a case against Tari though.
Court June 4th – civil not criminal. I’m dying to hear how a knock on the door created hysteria.