By: Diane Benjamin
Most of you probably didn’t see the bird-cage liner story on Monday’s Council meeting. That means you don’t know what they left out – the Edgar County Watchdogs! A few comments from citizens were included, but nothing from the guys who drove 2 hours to defend the rights of citizens to speak. Nice job (and no wonder nobody reads you!).
I hear Steve Vogel was there, but since I don’t know him, I didn’t see him. One older skinny dude was giving me the evil eye – Stevie, was that you? Maybe he will write about the meeting Saturday. I hope this time he remembers to include the part about his daughter being Renner’s campaign manager TWICE! Somehow, he forgets sometimes. Maybe its age.
The now famous Edgar County Watchdogs, recently front page news in the Chicago Tribune, came to town to tell the Mayor just how illegal his plans to limit public comment are. Thanks to everybody who watched yesterdays video: https://blnnews.com/2015/06/23/ecw-stearns-the-video/
It got lots of views!
The bc-liner shamelessly protected their Boy Mayor as they were too scared to print the truth about him and Team Tari: Painter, Hauman, Black, and Buragas. All voted to slam through an illegal ordinance change regardless of threatened litigation.
Lots of interesting stories – even a video from this week of another wind turbine fire. It’s entertaining to watch a blade fall off! I think farmers with wind turbines on their property would be interested in liens being placed on farmland in Hoopeston.
Think the BCL could editorialize about Lisa Madigan taking 3 years to issue a ruling against a water district for not complying with the Freedom of Information law? Wrong party, so no criticism. The site has lots of information about the College of Dupage abusing taxpayers. More news is on their front page than gets into a newspaper here in a year.
Renner needs to be bitten a little harder by ECW. He didn’t learn his lesson Monday. I really wouldn’t be surprised if more “bites” will be coming soon.