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Bloomington, IL. conducts online bullying against "uncooperative media"? –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On November 15, 2015

Bloomington, IL. (ECWd) –
So much for “Not In Our Town” – what’s happening under your watch Tari? Is your city actually using public funds, personnel and other public resources to terrorize the public, thru social media, who do not follow your warped visions of what Bloomington should be?
This issue will not go away.
So here is the issue:
A public employee of the City of Bloomington appears to have been busy setting up numerous facebook and twitter accounts in order to trash certain people and businesses that have been asking hard questions of the city and its Mayor. This is the typical childish behavior demonstrated daily by those who don’t like the public knowing what their public officials have been doing. They sneak around in the dark of night, or in this case the supposed anonymity of the internet, in order to push their agenda of punishing anyone who dares question their activities. Wrong answer.

The below article comes from in Bloomington, Illinois.

Nora Dukowitz was hired by the City of Bloomington to be the Communications Manger.  Why Bloomington needed one is still a mystery.  Hales claimed in this Pantagraph article that Nora would play a critical role in outreach to citizens, he also stated she would use social media to engage citizens:
I wonder if the City of Bloomington is directing what Nora does or if she has gone rogue?
On Facebook Nora goes by Nora Katherine.  Her resume states her middle name is Katherine and she’s from Casey Il.  See it here: Dukowitz, Nora K .  Enjoy the part about her being homesick.
Her Facebook page says she’s from Casey too!  She also has a lot of City employees as “Friends”:  Tina Salamone, Diana DeSio Hauman, Andrew Coffey, Beth Oakley, Scott Black, Renee Gooderham, Tom Dabareiner, Joni Painter, Karen Schmidt, and probably many more.
Sorry, if you don’t have a Facebook account you can’t see what I’m talking about.
Other than been afraid to use her real name, Nora “Likes” a lot of pages.  One was a page started to attack Cities 92.9 and me.  Remember when Nora wanted Fistbump (Cities 92.9 reporter) arrested for knocking on her door?  Then she filed a lawsuit and dropped it!
Wait until you hear the name of the page:  Shtty929  Since Nora “Liked” the page, it shows up on her page plus Facebook ads promote the page to all her 400+ friends!
A couple of weeks ago a Blnnews Facebook page appeared – it wasn’t me.  It was dedicated to attacking me however.  I reported the page to Facebook, but they had already taken it down for unrelated reasons.  Then the page was reincarnated as Unofficial Blnnews – it has a whopping 9 “Likes” – one is from Nora Katherine and one is from Shtty929.
Isn’t that a coincidence!  Two Facebook pages exist to attack me and Nora is one of the few people who have  “Liked” both!
But wait – there’s another one only a couple of days old.  It only has 7 “Likes”.  It’s Blono Watchdog.  Of those 7 “Likes”, one is Nora.  Also Unofficial Blnnews, and Shtty929 have “Liked” the page.  Pictures on the pages are identical or very close.  I wonder if the Pantagraph knows their pictures of me were altered and used!
Isn’t it funny that Nora is the center of all three pages.  They all have posts during City business hours, is Nora posting on Facebook sites like these while she is supposed to be working?  If she is posting on City hours, is Hales and Renner directing her actions?
It is sad that issues can’t be discussed, it’s always attack the messenger, not the facts.  Worse, by “Liking” these attack pages, Nora is spreading her hateful messages to all her “Friends” and many City employees.
Remind anybody of when Tari attacked me twice?  At least he had the … continue reading at

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  • Watchdog watchet
    Posted at 18:48h, 15 November

    Thought you only stated facts…alot of conjecture and speculation here….

    • jmkraft
      Posted at 19:29h, 15 November

      What part of “A public employee of the City of Bloomington appears to have” and “The below article comes from” didn’t you understand?

      • Watchdog watchet
        Posted at 19:51h, 15 November

        Appears to have…is not a fact…that is conjecture and speculation.

  • Dave
    Posted at 19:29h, 15 November

    This gal has multiple personalities like Sally Fields, in the painful to watch Movie, Sybil.