Atlanta Library – Elevator/Alcohol update

By:  Diane Benjamin As reported in this story:     https://blnnews.com/2018/09/22/more-atlanta-library-museum-lack-of-maintenance/ The museum elevator does not have a current inspection certificate as required by law. No, the State is not behind on approving inspections, they were at one time but they aren’t now. A FOIA request for inspection reports produced this hard to read document:   inspection […]

Atlanta Library’s Liquor problem

By:  Diane Benjamin The Atlanta Public Library does not have a liquor license, but that didn’t stop them from buying MANY cases since 2014.  Yes, your tax dollars paid for it since the cost was put on the Library credit card. In August an investigator from the Illinois Liquor Commission paid them a visit.  The […]

Atlanta Library Board is clueless

By:  Diane Benjamin I attended the Atlanta Public Library Board meeting last night.  One thing is clear, the Board needs replaced and every vestige of Bill Thomas needs eliminated. Keep in mind, the crowd opposing this board stopped them from paying Bill Thomas (BOARD MEMBER) $200,000 for Union Hall.  The have every right to watch […]

Another thing Bill Thomas needs to explain

By:  Diane Benjamin Bill Thomas is the Treasurer for the Atlanta Il Public Library.  He writes the checks and pays all the bills for the Library and the Palms Grill.  He is also the guy who requested the $25,000 grant the State now wants back.   https://blnnews.com/2017/11/17/atlanta-library-get-a-free-building/ On November 6th I sent a FOIA request for […]