By: Diane Benjamin
See a problem?
Hint: Chris Koos announced on 11/2 that violations of Pritzker’s Restore Illinois would be sent to the Health Department. It was on 11/6 when Pam Reece sent the police to Maggie Miley’s.
The entire Council was not at this lunch meeting, that would have been a violation of the Open Meetings Act. Since they probably didn’t meet outside in the cold, they were most likely in City Hall eating at a conference table that hadn’t been sanitized the way a restaurant who doesn’t want their patrons getting sick would sanitize.
So, small businesses barely able to survive can’t have indoor dining or Normal will fine them but staff and a few choice members of the Council can dine inside City Hall.
Find me a better word than:
What is the difference between what they did and a restaurant social distancing diners? Food in restaurants isn’t free? How many ate and how far apart were they? Was everyone complying with Restore Illinois? Maybe a police report should be filed!
Also note, Staff has so much sympathy for someone they expressed it with tax dollars. Have you gotten your thank you card yet?
(Real sympathy is using your own money)