By: Diane Benjamin
Yesterday Tari Renner participated in a video conference led by the Peoria’s mayor. There were MANY other mayors on the call, Chris Koos was not one of them.
Below is a clip of just Renner. He starts by thanking Mayor Ardis for his leadership, he asks a question, then expresses his appreciation for their leadership again especially since their expert is an epidemiologist. It sure sounds like he is on board with the re-opening plan this group put forward – with or without Gov. Pritzler’s blessing. Hear him for yourself:
I was shocked when a friend told me later the Pantagraph did a story saying Tari would not do anything Pritzker doesn’t approve of.
See the story here: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/peoria-officials-unveil-subregion-plan-for-sooner-reopening/article_89b050a0-90e2-5e56-904a-8e837282d6b6.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1
Did Tari lie on the video or did the Pantagraph make up the story?
Both can not be true!
I suspect the story in the paper is more accurate, Tari just wanted to be seen by the area mayors on video pretending he supports them.
In reality he is playing politics with people’s lives. He wants Pritzker to know they are in lock-step. Both think magic money will appear to compensate for the economic devastation they are causing. The shut down began to bend the curve, now it is to destroy businesses. This has nothing to do with “keeping people safe”.
Chris Koos is laughing at business owners he never wants to re-open. Don’t forget:
See this story from yesterday for links to the plan: https://blnnews.com/2020/05/13/the-hoi-re-open-gang-has-a-plan-a-bad-one/
I don’t agree with the approach, but at least they aren’t pushing tyranny on people just trying to put food on their table. The Illinois governor, Renner, and Koos want to show people they will use force to destroy anyone who doesn’t comply with their edicts.
I suspect the only reason legislators are being called back to Springfield is to pass something giving total authority to Pritzker. Can they be that stupid? Yes they can.