Where is the new gas tax being spent?

By:  Diane Benjamin Doesn’t Illinois have a law about where has taxes can be spent? If you thought it was for roads you won’t like this: Chicago Tribune:  https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-viz-illinois-infrastructure-plan-database-20191018-dti3anpgqng7bg6oh4f4yafosq-htmlstory.html There are over 3000 entries on the list of where the $45 million is going, so I could have missed some.  This is what I found […]

Bloomington exposes email addresses

By:  Diane Benjamin Monday Bloomington is holding a Committee of the Whole meeting for two reasons: Discuss Community Development Block Grant Funds Hear from the Cannabis Task Force Public meetings were held for citizens to give their opinion on how CDBG money should be spent.  One meeting was evidently held at the library.  From the […]

Surprise, surprise – event report posted

By:  Diane Benjamin Update to this story from yesterday:  https://blnnews.com/2019/10/16/tari-on-wjbc-3/ Usually when there is good news people like to report it quickly.  The Luke Combs concert profit is good news, why it wasn’t posted as required by the arena contract is a mystery. https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23305 Country music concerts always do well.  If VenuWorks had self-promoted this […]

Redacted emails – WMDB

By:  Diane Benjamin If you listened to Tari Renner’s WJBC interview yesterday, you heard him mention “real journalists” not following up on what bloggers report.  WMDB TV was at the council meeting when both Kirk Allen and I spoke. Yesterday:  https://blnnews.com/2019/10/16/tari-on-wjbc-3/ See these redacted emails received by FOIA.  What is Nora telling the POLICE CHIEF  concerning […]