By: Diane Benjamin
Nora Dukowitz was hired by the City of Bloomington to be the Communications Manger. Why Bloomington needed one is still a mystery. Hales claimed in this Pantagraph article that Nora would play a critical role in outreach to citizens, he also stated she would use social media to engage citizens: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/city-hires-communications-manager/article_f4bfe4e6-ec94-5cf7-a2c7-5c8a58a36771.html
I wonder if the City of Bloomington is directing what Nora does or if she has gone rogue?
On Facebook Nora goes by Nora Katherine. Her resume states her middle name is Katherine and she’s from Casey Il. See it here: Dukowitz, Nora K . Enjoy the part about her being homesick.
Her Facebook page says she’s from Casey too! She also has a lot of City employees as “Friends”: Tina Salamone, Diana DeSio Hauman, Andrew Coffey, Beth Oakley, Scott Black, Renee Gooderham, Tom Dabareiner, Joni Painter, Karen Schmidt, and probably many more.
Sorry, if you don’t have a Facebook account you can’t see what I’m talking about.
Other than been afraid to use her real name, Nora “Likes” a lot of pages. One was a page started to attack Cities 92.9 and me. Remember when Nora wanted Fistbump (Cities 92.9 reporter) arrested for knocking on her door? Then she filed a lawsuit and dropped it!
Wait until you hear the name of the page: Shtty929 Since Nora “Liked” the page, it shows up on her page plus Facebook ads promote the page to all her 400+ friends!
A couple of weeks ago a Blnnews Facebook page appeared – it wasn’t me. It was dedicated to attacking me however. I reported the page to Facebook, but they had already taken it down for unrelated reasons. Then the page was reincarnated as Unofficial Blnnews – it has a whopping 9 “Likes” – one is from Nora Katherine and one is from Shtty929.
Isn’t that a coincidence! Two Facebook pages exist to attack me and Nora is one of the few people who have “Liked” both! They have now started attacking Alderman Lower too.
But wait – there’s another one only a couple of days old. It only has 7 “Likes”. It’s Blono Watchdog. Of those 7 “Likes”, one is Nora. Also Unofficial Blnnews, and Shtty929 have “Liked” the page. Pictures on the pages are identical or very close. I wonder if the Pantagraph knows their pictures of me were altered and used!
Isn’t it funny that Nora is the center of all three pages. They all have posts during City business hours, is Nora posting on Facebook sites like these while she is supposed to be working? If she is posting on City hours, is Hales and Renner directing her actions?
It is sad that issued can’t be discussed, it’s always attack the messenger, not the facts. Worse, by “Liking” these attack pages, Nora is spreading her hateful messages to all her “Friends” and many City employees.
Remind anybody of when Tari attacked me twice? https://blnnews.com/2015/02/11/tari-attacks-me-again-not-in-our-town/ At least he had the guts to use his own name! Is Nora participating in politics on City property? Gee, that’s not only unethical it’s illegal.
There are also Twitter accounts by the same names. Seems like not too many people appreciate Nora’s attack posts. Fair-minded people don’t want to participate anonymous attack bull Nora. I do appreciate you and the few other people who “Liked” the pages showing their true colors though. Yes, I know who the others are. Maybe I’ll write about them later.
If Nora worked in the private sector, she would be immediately fired. She supposedly represents the City as Communications Manager. If she isn’t fired, this is the public image the City supports.
By the way Nora, the Fed Up With Bloomington City Government page isn’t me! Since you obviously read my site, you know I already have a lot of readers here. I post under my REAL name on Facebook and Twitter, why would I need an anonymous Facebook page?
I hope tomorrow is your last day of getting paid by taxpayers. Your starting salary was $62,230, now with benefits it’s probably close to $90,000. Taxpayers at least expect adults to be public servants. Your actions prove you aren’t one.