By: Diane Benjamin
Public Comment during the Bloomington City Council meeting featured two speakers from outside of Bloomington who felt they had to travel area to confront the mayor. The first guy was Cornel Darden representing the South Suburban Region Black Chamber of Commerce. Hear his comments at 14:34.
The second guy was Kirk Allen of the Edgar County Watchdogs. The last time he spoke several years ago his comment mysteriously disappeared from the official video. He mentioned that during his comments. Hear Kirk at 22:34.
Cornel is from Joliet. I had a chance to ask him about David Hales. The talk in Joliet is that Hales was hired and fired on purpose to give the mayor more power. A new City Manager has not been hired. The mayor has been acting as the City Manager since last October.
Tari still hasn’t realized how offensive his comment was. Listen to the video here: https://blnnews.com/2019/05/25/tari-renner-clarence-thomas-doesnt-act-afro-american/
Hit play for Cornel Darden: