Friday, June 12, 2009

Government corruption on every level

My wife has been researching the history and background of some old buildings here in Danville, IL and has found some puzzling information. It seems something is awry. There are many old buildings in various states of disrepair which no one seems to do anything about. These buildings are continually singled out as eye sores and the owners as being irresponsible and inattentive to the needs of their property.

Here is where it gets weird. Many other buildings in town are in similar or worse shape. No one mentions anything about these buildings. Under normal circumstances this goes unnoticed but now that investigation is being done it comes out that many of the buildings no one complains about are owned by a tight group of individuals either directly or indirectly connected to city government. Many pieces of property which have been sold ended up in the hands of some of these very same individuals.

This may be a coincidence but I doubt it. We have contacts connected directly to some of these people who tell a completely different story. In fact I personally know the manager of one of the buildings in question. This individual confirms some very strange practices.

I apologize for the vague details, but I am not ready to ruffle any feathers. I may in a future piece when I have more facts to work with.

The real point here is to emphasize the idea that we all need to pay attention to what's going on. Sometimes everything seems normal until you look just a little closer. We need to start within our cities and towns and not just be worried about the federal government. The corruption doesn't start with the federal government. By the time most reach that level they have already honed their shady skills in the lower levels of government. So pay attention, don't vote blindly and don't be afraid to ask questions.



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