Normal “No Bills” Monday

By:  Diane Benjamin Unlike Bloomington, that now has a financial report to the Council every month, Normal issues a report once a year in September.  They call it a Financial Trends Report.  Do citizens have to wait until September to find out just how bad Revenue is now? The turndown isn’t stopping them from spending […]

Blatant sexism!

By:  Diane Benjamin So who at the City of Bloomington did this family know? https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/photos-bloomington-girl-receives-special-birthday-present/collection_2fa6b4ee-8fc8-5a52-806f-f3268f9e9d11.html#3 Yes folks, another parade for a kid’s birthday.  One difference, this time it was a girl and the only City vehicle she got was an emergency response truck with paramedics. Obvious sexism since she didn’t get all the same vehicles […]

Quarantine OVER!

By:  Diane Benjamin If the rules issued by Gov. Pritzker don’t apply to City of Bloomington employees, they don’t apply to you either. This pic is from the birthday boy’s mom’s Facebook page – it is only to prove a City employee is involved: Does this look like 6 feet away? Yes folks, there is […]

Bill Brady: RESIGN

By:  Diane Benjamin Strike one against Bill Brady was his failure to disclose financial interests in the gaming industry while writing laws to regulate them.  If Illinois had prosecutors . . . . . A US Bankruptcy Court in Springfield ruled yesterday against Robert Brady pertaining to his bankruptcy.  That Brady is not allowed to […]

Update: To save face Bloomington calls in the media

I haven’t found the video on-line.  Maybe they realized the party and the parade violated the Stay-At-Home order.  In comments to this story a lady admitted being at the party even though she lives in Normal:  https://blnnews.com/2020/03/31/i-expect-apologies-the-kid-isnt-even-sick/   By:  Diane Benjamin If you read to the bottom of this story:  Gleason response to parade I predicted […]

Today’s Silly and More

By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington City Manger Tim Gleason didn’t answer my email from yesterday: The “Sorry, no hello” is an insider joke.  Tim Gleason has always been straight forward with me, this time I don’t see it. What the whole “parade” shenanigans amounts to is City employees do not understand your tax dollars aren’t their […]