Pantagraph’s Home Delivery Manager

By:  Diane Benjamin

Kat (Kathleen) Cantrell (Wilson) is the person in charge of making sure subscribers get delivery of the Pantagraph.  She has access to the database of subscribers and likely payment information, how else could she verify whether a customer deserves delivery?  Does her access include credit card numbers?

The following is from the McLean County criminal database: http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/index.aspx?

NID=137

Type in Kat Cantrell, the database automatically redirects to Kathleen Wilson.  The person the Pantagraph put in charge of subscriber accounts has numerous felony convictions including forgery and deceptive practices.


Sunday’s paper had this article from Editor Mark Pickering: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/data/pantagraph-moving-some-furniture-to-help-readers/article_4ea17097-9ccb-5acb-a083-f8ae03c74547.html

The Pantagraph has many ex-employees who were treated badly and know the truth about retirement.  Yes, they still talk to each other.  Mark, are you going to do a “Setting it right” correction with the REAL story?  Do facts matter?

If you don’t already wonder if anything in the Pantagraph can be trusted, maybe you should.

 

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16 thoughts on “Pantagraph’s Home Delivery Manager

  1. Why is this a news story? You have a private citizen minding their own business trying to get their life back on track and make ends meet by an honest days work and they are attacked publicly for a crime they did 9 years ago and have paid the price for their actions.

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    1. Why is this a news story? “She has access to the database of subscribers and likely payment information, how else could she verify whether a customer deserves delivery? Does her access include credit card numbers?” That’s why! For instance, recovering alcoholics are told to stay out of bars, that’s why! Geesh, Dan Rathernot, I suppose you would hire a former axe murderer to sharpen lawn mower blades and chain saws! Duh! I think she needs a new line of work, duh. People should be informed and concerned. Surely the P-waste could have and should have assigned her to a different department.

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    2. Agreed, Dan. But is Diane and BLN News even right? Who knows? Did she call the Pantagraph for a comment? Or call Kat directly? Nope. Just more speculation. For crying out loud…it could be a computer glitch. This is not news.

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      1. Well Rich, for once I’ve opened up my mind, gave it some extra thought and I admit, that you’re right, “This is not news.,,,” on the premise that the P-graph does a lot of stupid stuff, so yeah there’s nothing new about that. However I would say that it is worth reporting as people should be informed about issues regarding securing their identity. Gee whiz there is so much identity theft these days, yeah dumb move by the P-waste for having someone with a background like this in that position. Would you want a former bank robber working as a bank teller? Well sure Rich as long as it’s not your bank, right? Heck, that person shouldn’t even be in a bank after hours working as a janitor. You liberals are something else. Red wave in November Rich, lol. The world is waking up to ya all’s stupidity and wreaking havoc on the nation.

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  2. Most employers do background checks these days for almost all job positions. Hopefully, the Pantagraph does one on their employees, especially those who have access to subscribers’ personal information. Apparently the Pantagraph doesn’t care about their employees’ criminal background. That information is of value to know.
    As far as reporting “news.” the Pantagraph posted “breaking news” that there is no buyer for the State Farm building yet. Is that earth shattering, breaking news? No!

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      1. So they should at their discretion depending on the seriousness of the felony. I think some who have done their time should be given an opportunity to be hired for a job—extreme care must be taken as to the type of position, like “old stanky” said.

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      2. So, she worked at the Pantagraph while committing felonies!?! Interesting. Maybe she should be asked for a comment. Maybe Rich and Regina could check up on this report so as to prove you wrong.

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  3. I’m not sure what the point of this story is. Seems to me it’s missing a lot of details and knowing very well the players involved I think it’s safe to say there’s a whole lot more that isn’t being reported. I’m certain there’s more to this story. But, I do find it interesting as someone who has had a run in with Kat in the past. She’s very unprofessional and that’s being charitable. Her predecessor is spinning in his grave over her and what’s become of not only his department, but a paper he devoted his life to.

    As for whether a “customer deserves home delivery” I’d say that if they’ve paid their subscription fees they’re entitled to a paper delivered to their home according to the terms of their subscription. I know for a fact Kat has gotten involved cancelling subscriptions based on her evaluations of people who have complained about poor service. That’s because her goal is to do away with home delivery all together as the Pantagraph moves more and more to an online paper.

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  4. If the the Pantagraph has a policy against hiring or retaining personnel with a felony conviction, they they must adhere to their own policy without exception, or run the risk of being held negligent on down the road. The specific facts of the convictions don’t matter, adherence to their policy does. Employers should not establish the practice of subjectively excusing past convictions for certain employees and violating their own policy.

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