By: Diane Benjamin
More on these two stories:
As I stated in one of the stories above, government employees would rather talk to me over the phone instead of in writing. That eliminates the paper trail, the email below proves it:
On November 9, 2023, at 3:41 PM, “Pallasch, Abdon” <[email protected]> wrote:
Hmmm… Don’t know why your email never made it to me or the local government division. Feel free to give me a call at 312-835-3317 and I’ll get the department director on the line and we’ll try to answer your questions. -Abdon
I didn’t call, a simply responded asking why 2023 data isn’t available for either Bloomington or Normal when the landing page for both have 2023 information.
This was the response:
On Nov 9, 2023, at 3:59 PM, Pallasch, Abdon <[email protected]> wrote:
They have not filed it yet
I then asked if both were past due since Normal’s year end was 3/31/23 and Bloomington’s was 4/30/23.
I received a ONE WORD response:
Both Bloomington and Normal have released last year’s financial statements. There is no excuse for not submitting that information to the Comptroller’s office. They are the ones hiding data. The Comptroller’s office is evidently doing nothing to force compliance. Your “public servants” hard at work.
Isn’t Illinois great?