By: Diane Benjamin
I filed this FOIA request on June 28th:
It was due on July 5th, but I didn’t receive it. I keep a log of FOIA requests, this morning I had a minute to review them and noticed I hadn’t received this one. I sent a reminder to the City of Bloomington City Clerk. I usually get an extension request (on time) and then a denial – never ignored.
Magically I received the FOIA:
The amount matches, the dates and vendor doesn’t.
There is an organization called the Black Business Alliance in Peoria: https://www.bbapeoria.org/
It turns out the Black Business Alliance owns WXRJ Radio. http://www.wxrj.org/
The Invoice is from WXRJ, the payment was made to the Black Business Alliance – a non-profit, tax exempt organization.
I wonder why?
Somebody in Accounts Payable keying in invoices wouldn’t have any reason to change the name.