By: Diane Benjamin I was planning on posting this yesterday, it fit in well with Bill of Rights Day! I wasn’t able to when the Internet went out. This story started out really long! Instead of one long story it will be in 2 parts. The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution were ratified on […]
By: Diane Benjamin https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23757 Since the City now has Jeff Jurgens as an employee, we will see if this disappears in the future: (he was their employee) Community Relations? did you get an invite to the feast: A future artist fee? This really needs a new name: Pantagraph scores again: This is just a members […]
By: Diane Benjamin I rarely watch local TV news, but last night I did watch WMBD. The reporter at the Zimmerman trial referred to a letter they received from Zimmerman criticizing the Pantagraph reporter and reporting. He claimed it would be posted on their website, so far it isn’t. Evidently Zimmerman also sent it to […]
By: Diane Benjamin I FOIA’d the bills paid by the Land Use Committee since nothing was included in the meeting documentation. See what was paid here: FOIA_land_use_bills_-_redacted The only thing redacted was the chairman’s signature, the County got the information to me the same day I filed it. I hope in the future it’s just included […]
By: Diane Benjamin The first time I sent a FOIA request to the airport for payroll, I received Medicare Wages: https://blnnews.com/2016/01/21/cira-explain-please/. I did another request for the full salary and benefits paid to the airport manager, Carl Olson. The original request shows Medicare Wages of $175,710.68 I received this the second time: (click to enlarge) […]
Here is Steve Vogel’s reason to vote for Pat Quinn in November: Quinn is going to jail. Paul Vallas (Lieutenant Governor candidate) is going to be a great governor! After all, the Chicago public schools are great now since Vallas fixed everything. Brilliant! Anybody still funding the Pantagraph propaganda machine? Why? . . .
by Diane Benjamin The opinions voiced by Alderman Stearns and Purcell were completely ignored by all other members of the City Council tonight. Steve Purcell stated he would be a NO vote to seat Mathy because the process of choosing him was unfair to Kevin Lower who actually got petitions signed and has been out campaigning for months. He […]