By: Diane Benjamin
Bloomington’s former City Manager, who never found time to look at reports from the Coliseum, has moved on to Joliet. Hales will always be known as the guy who the City Council heaped praise and huge raises on while theft of taxpayer dollars was happening right under his nose. I know many readers wonder why he was never charged with at least with Official Misconduct for failing to do his job.
Keep in mind: Law were written by politicians to protect the swamp. It would be fun if a trial ever takes place and Hales is called to testify though.
The raise Hales got with his new job is helping with expenses here.
His house is still for sale!
In fact, it is now for sale for less than he paid for it in 2008. See the house and the listing here: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5-Conway-Cir-Bloomington-IL-61704/76972678_zpid/?fullpage=true
It was originally listed in November of 2017 for $279,900. The price is now reduced to $249,900. Hales bought it in 2008 for $266,500
The County records show he is paying taxes on more than the house is worth: http://mcleanil.devnetwedge.com/view/RE/15-31-157-007/2017
More proof that you NEED to challenge your assessed value!
One more swamp creature seems to be having trouble selling his house:
former alderman Rob Fazzini
His house was listed in April 2017 for $309,000. It’s now down to $278,500.
From the County website: http://mcleanil.devnetwedge.com/view/RE/21-02-151-007/2017
Either ROB is asking almost $50,000 more than the house is worth, or he is seriously underpaying his taxes!
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