By: Diane Benjamin
The Atlanta Public Library sent a notice to residents claiming none of the investigations found wrongdoing:
The residents of Atlanta should read the heavily redacted FBI reports I obtained by FOIA for themselves. It’s really easy to insert Bill Thomas on many of the blank lines. The Library claims the FBI redacted the information.
The legal fees may have cost the library $30,000, but the TAXPAYERS saved $200,000 because “members of the community” knew it was illegal for Bill Thomas as a Board member of the library to sell his building to the library.
It was also illegal for Thomas to apply for a State Grant claiming it was for the library when the money would have been spent on a building he owned.
It is obvious Bill Thomas donated the building to keep from getting prosecuted.
Proof – PDF page 10:
Fill in the blank – we know whose name is in that box.
We live in Illinois were crimes aren’t crimes unless somebody decides to prosecute. Way too many never are which is why Illinois ranks at or close to the top of corrupt states.
The FOIA included lots of PAC opinions from the Attorney General you can read for yourself. Keep track of how many found no fault only because the library eventually complied with the law.
Read about the alcohol given away at library events and the claims made any left was stored for future events. The board admits to drinking after meetings but claim they brought their own alcohol. Citizens aren’t stupid, decide for yourself if:
(1) you believe them and (2) if your elected representatives should be drinking on public property after meetings. Ask them to explain how they weren’t violating the Open Meetings Act.