By: Diane Benjamin
Do some Bloomington Firemen have a problem with respecting the law? Four in a little over a year:
Since two firemen were involved, I’m counting them was 2 and 3. Only one was charged.
#4 is new.
I redacted the plaintiff’s name. This happened in Sangamon County. From the 2018 Total Compensation report for last year: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=21565
Don’t forget this story where a fireman was arrested for domestic violence and then the charges were dropped because he wasn’t the aggressor. The City persecuted him anyway and lost: https://blnnews.com/2018/02/14/legal-fees-wasted/
What is the City doing to the others?
The Department of Defense has a phone number for Marines in distress to call. It is supposed to be available 24/7/365. 877-487-6299 Nobody was answering the phone this morning or this afternoon when I tried it. The White House has their own phone number for veterans in distress. This phone number is answered: 855-948-2311
The VA has a phone number that is also answered: 800-273-8255
Route 66 evidently stops at Towanda. On May 4th activities will take place in 13 cities starting in Joliet. There is no mention of continuing on to Bloomington/Normal.
The brochure included with today’s paper has the wrong website listed. This is the correct one: http://www.ilroute66redcarpetcorridor.com/
It looks like nobody locally was very serious about getting Route 66 traffic. Are any events planned like the other cities?
Did Normal waste money on the gas station that won’t be visited May 4th? Ditto for Bloomington and downtown?