By: Diane Benjamin
I just got back from seeing All the Queen’s Horses at the Normal Theater. It’s the story of the $53.7 million theft by a City employee in Dixon Il.
The movie is fabulous, you have one more chance to see it tomorrow night at 7:00. Buy tickets on-line, the theater was close to sold out.
The Dixon citizens were outraged when the theft was discovered. The Mayor didn’t run for reelection and the commission form of government was changed to City Manager. Every trustee was replaced.
All I could think of is:
Why aren’t the citizens of Bloomington outraged?
I only had access to the documents CIAM released. I could tell in 2014 that something wasn’t right. The Mayor, the Council. and the City Manager were told over and over and over that something was wrong.
David Hales now has a cushy job that pays him even more money. Tari Renner got reelected. The Council still pretends like nothing is their fault. They are the ones who didn’t demand an investigation years ago but threw more money at David Hales every year.
David Hales failed the citizens of Bloomington!
The Mayor and Council let it happen.
If the former coliseum managers only stole $1 million I’d be surprised. It’s still YOUR money that got stolen.
The Dixon Il theft happened because one lady opened an official looking bank account she transferred money to for herself. In investigating the Atlanta Public Library, guess what was found? Bank accounts the Library Board knew nothing about. Did they take the books away from the Treasurer? NOPE. There is an active investigation.
See this story for what I exposed and the lawsuit I filed a long time before the 111 felony indictments happened: https://blnnews.com/2017/09/26/my-coliseum-timeline/