Was that Shirk check illegal?

By:  Diane Benjamin Some years ago the City Council increased how much David Hales could spend without Council approval.  That Council really didn’t want to do the job of citizen watchdogs, but then we knew that. Tim Gleason is bound by that $50,000 limit too.  So how did the City write a check for $75,000 […]

Why did Bloomington write a check to Shirk Foundation?

By:  Diane Benjamin On September 20th I reported a check labeled “refund” written to the Shirk Foundation for $75,000.   https://blnnews.com/2018/09/20/gleason-is-going/ The City stalled my FOIA, I finally received an answer late Friday. In 2009 the Shirk Foundation made a donation to the BCPA for the Creativity Center. Since nothing is happening there, except the City […]

Gleason is going!

By:  Diane Benjamin Just a few choice picks from Bills and Payroll for approval on Monday:       http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20012 From previous story:  https://blnnews.com/2018/09/20/international-infamy-bloomington/ Tim Gleason is going to the ICMA conference in Baltimore   This looks like a FOIA: One month of legal cost sent to Springfield: . . . . . . . . . […]