By: Diane Benjamin
I didn’t think it was possible to find people with even less desire to serve the people they are supposed to represent than the local propagandists. But, they do exist – in Joliet.
Speaking with no facts is acceptable operating procedure.
Believing every word uttered by people playing CYA is required. Then, spewing the ill-constructed dogma keeps the esteem of the CYAers.
Want to know why the local media never reports the truth?
Want to know why the local media prefers parroting our “dear leaders” talking points?
The Joliet Herald News was attacked in a Press Release by the City of Joliet yesterday for reporting this story: Joliets New City Manager Leaves Behind Brewing Financial Scandal
Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk claims he got documents from Bloomington that proved Hales propelled the investigation. He also claims City of Bloomington elected officials are “dismayed that a Joliet newspaper is turning this all around, and they don’t understand how he’s being turned into a bad guy.”
It doesn’t say who those elected officials are.
Since FACTS don’t matter, the City of Joliet clueless are rewriting history, making up their own facts, and/or failing the citizens just like the Bloomington officials do.
Can the Joliet Mayor explain how David Hales propelled the investigation more than SEVEN years after the indictments claim the pocketing of taxpayer money began? The indictments list dates back as far as 2007. Hales became city Manager in 2009. I started exposing the Coliseum shenanigans in 2013.
Mayor Bob O’Dekirk obviously didn’t investigate Hales and now is attempting to keep his twisted halo.
Yesterday I did an interview with the same paper. They have a copy of my original FOIA request and lawsuit.
Unlike the media here, the Herald may actually report the truth. I can’t wait for the next Press Release from the City of Joliet.
Link to the Herald News story about the press release: http://www.theherald-news.com/2017/09/28/city-stands-by-new-manager-blames-newspaper-for-reporting-scandal/anzlicn/
What is Joliet giving Hales? https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/joliets-new-city-manager-gets-30k-more-predecessor
The elected officials in Bloomington who distorted the truth should resign today. Integrity is required for public service, they don’t have any.