By: Diane Benjamin
John Butler wants his trial moved out of McLean County because of remarks made by David Hales and Tari Renner. I was also mentioned as a reason because my lawsuit made him look guilty! Yes it did! Since MANY readers are new, this story recaps the information I was able to obtain: https://blnnews.com/2016/08/26/bombshell-sit-down-before-reading/
This story is the only proof so far that John Butler may not have accurately reported concession sales.
The Pantagraph story didn’t mention I am in the court filing: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/butler-madoff-comment-among-reasons-to-move-trial-from-mclean/article_e87e75b4-bd95-5b9d-8418-823cb5507b37.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-2
David Hales referred to John Butler as Bernie Madoff.
Tari Renner compared working with CIAM (John Butler) to working with a Soviet Gulag.
Both comments are ridiculous and only made to deflect blame from themselves! Where is the Editorial Pantagraph?
Renner and Hales refused to protect taxpayer dollars. Neither has been held accountable by the local media.
Taxpayers own Grossinger Motors Arena. Obviously the taxpayers were fleeced by the elected Tari Renner and the highly paid David Hales. Both had to be living underground to not know what was happening. Neither did their job. The Council also failed when they ignored warning after warning after warning. This is more proof that government does not exist for citizens. If the Pantagraph was real media, both would have been crucified by now in numerous editorials.
On another note:
The Lake County Board Chairman is being investigated by the County State’s Attorney for illegal credit card use. The story is in the Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lawlor-credit-card-investigated-st-0808-story.html
The McLean County State’s Attorney, Jason Chambers, refused to investigate Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner. He pawned responsibility off on the Appellate Court Prosecutor. The case is still sitting in their office a year later. Meanwhile, Chambers will soon be a judge.