By: Diane Benjamin
Local media refused to cover this story and Rep Dan Caulkins has not responded to numerous emails from AmVets. This story was covered by CHICAGO media – CBS 2. They rarely do stories outside of Chicago, but they came to Clinton to do this one.
The Clinton AmVets were awarded $100,000 in 2014, former state Rep Bill Mitchell did a photo op with a big fake check in 2018, and there is a $100,000 line item in the Illinois budget so the facility serving Veterans in Clinton can be expanded. To date no money has been received, just a lot of blaming others.
The video includes Normal Township Trustee Art Rodriquez. Evidently Illinois doesn’t really care about veterans. This is a must watch! CBS 2 did a great job with this story! Too bad local media doesn’t care.