Hilarious FOIA responses

By: Diane Benjamin On October 29, 2021 I submitted a FOIA to McLean County pertaining to John Butler’s case. After a couple reminders about the FOIA being late (they have 5 business days), I was told it’s taking so long because of staff shortages. I was promised I would receive the information on December 8, […]

Bloomington tonight

By: Diane Benjamin A few choice bills: https://www.cityblm.org/home/showpublisheddocument/27117/637703387304300000 I wonder why the Coliseum is still a separate audit! Still no reports from BCPA events, what are they hiding? I wonder why they paid a whole year instead of monthly? What was investigated? From the meeting agenda: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1137&Inline=True The only problem I have with the Ward […]

Bloomington: 2/24/2020

By:  Diane Benjamin Bills and Payroll:  https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23995 Agenda:  https://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1059&Inline=True Congrats taxpayers!  No employees are receiving Sick Leave Buy Back payments this time to spike their pensions.  Don’t get excited though, you will be paying again: See PDF page 89 of the agenda. Denise Balagna will be receiving an extra $205.78 per month Joyce McKeon will […]

BCPA reports FINALLY posted

By:  Diane Benjamin See the reports here:  https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23615 All of these are new event report postings: 10/22/19  The Phantom Carriage   <$1,438.41>  106 attended, zero for artist fees 11/5/19  The Four Italian Tenors   $7,581.21   308 attended, zero for artist fees 10/20/19  The Carol King Musical  $44,535.44  1113 attended, zero for artist fees 10/25/19  Southern Fried Comedy […]

Bloomington does comedy – AGAIN

By:  Diane Benjamin The City of Bloomington likes to pretend they are transparent.  They even have a transparency portal on their website:  http://www.cityblm.org/government/transparency One of the items listed is: As I’ve written before, the BCPA documents are mostly non-existent unless I FOIA them.  https://blnnews.com/2019/02/14/it-a-secret-bcpa-creativity-center/ These are the event reports currently on the City website, there […]