Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Oath? What Oath? Oh, THAT Oath!
Bloomington Mayor Renner acted surprised about the Oath of Office issue: the oaths taken by he and several alderment omitting the phrase "to support the Constitution of the United States and the State of Illinois.." The Illinois Municipal Code specifically states that the verbiage for all Oaths of Office is in the Illinois State Constitution. The excuse that was given for taking the Oath of Office without that phrase was that the City of Bloomington have some “old Oath of Office documents” laying around. Renner and the other aldermen were reportedly sworn in again using the full oath in private.