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August 12, 2022

Employee of a Florida Corporation attempts influencing Bolingbrook, DuPage Township Election

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On September 22, 2020

Bolingbrook, IL. (ECWd) –

It has come to our attention that an employee of a Florida Corporation based out of Orlando has been filing requests for public records with DuPage Township, mainly related to Trustee Alyssia Benford’s communications.

We asked JHT’s President and COO, Carla Holoman, to comment on their employee using a corporate email account for this purpose, and Holoman’s response was: “JHT Incorporated has no comment nor does the company have any interest in DuPage Township politics.”

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Consider this a public service announcement for our readers in the

Village of Bolingbrook and DuPage Township:

Bonnie Kurowski, (click the link for a nice pic)(also read American Consequences) a former and failed Bolingbrook Mayoral Candidate, has filed several FOIA requests using the Corporate email account of [email protected] and includes within the body of the email her official job title, contact information to JHT, Inc., and their “JHT CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE.” These emails were sent during normal business hours.

This initially gave us the appearance that JHT, Inc. is condoning, or permitting this activity using its corporate identity – which we now know is not the case.

FOIA requests in themselves are never problematic, however, Bonnie Kurowski also started a Facebook Group page in which she has been “writing” things about certain elected officials of DuPage Township, and it gives the appearance, through the timing, of attempting to influence the upcoming Spring 2021 Village and Township Elections – which is also not particularly problematic, especially since we covered nearly all of her “breaking news” several years ago as can be found on our website.

The Group claims to be a “hard hitting news source” but we have never found credible news sources using almost exclusively “anonymous” sources. The writings are not particularly well thought out pieces, mostly stating they are from “anonymous sources” – which are almost the same as no sources, or made-up sources.

Incidentally, as I was writing this article, an FBI Media Alert arrived in my inbox, the title is: “FOREIGN ACTORS AND CYBERCRIMINALS LIKELY TO SPREAD DISINFORMATION REGARDING 2020 ELECTION RESULTS” and it talks about the following:

  • raise awareness of the potential threat posed by attempts to spread disinformation regarding the results of the 2020 elections. Foreign actors and cybercriminals could create new websites, change existing websites, and create or share corresponding social media content to spread false information in an attempt to discredit the electoral process
  • urge the American public to critically evaluate the sources of the information they consume and to seek out reliable and verified information from trusted sources

The Media Alert is similar to what we have always said: Do your own research, read the actual public records, make sure sources are identified, and do your own research again. 

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3 Comments
  • Dave
    Posted at 07:49h, 23 September

    Wow, that makes me wonder if Ms [email protected] is still employed by JHT.

  • Golden Country
    Posted at 07:37h, 24 September

    I don’t understand your connection between filing FOIA requests and influencing officials. please explain

    • Smh
      Posted at 22:53h, 24 September

      The lady set up a social media group about a small town in Illinois where she tried to run for mayor over 10 yeas ago. She lives in Florida, but I’m the group it’s like she is a resident of the town in Illinois. She posts lies about the officials she doesn’t like hoping people believe it so they don’t vote for them. She FOIAs information do she can pretend to be looking for the truth but then uses it to lie knowing people won’t read it. The Bonnie lady has been at it for years. Here is an article from 2009.

      https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2009-02-20-0902180411-story.html.

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