VenuWorks under investigation?

By:  Diane Benjamin I filed this Freedom of Information request with the City of Bloomington: I saw reference to this report in the last batch of emails I FOIA’d. Note:  This request was denied. This is the reason given for the denial: So, one of these is true: The City is so used to denying […]

More on Connect Transit

By:  Diane Benjamin I talked to a friend Sunday who has a son driving for Connect Transit.  The drivers are expecting to receive notices this week of a January shutdown. The minutes to the meeting held September 27, 2016 have been posted:  http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/09-27-2016%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Proceedings.pdf These minutes show what was said during Public Comment.  Eleven people wanted […]

Bloomington: Check your assessment!

By:  Diane Benjamin I helped a friend do research on property values last week.  Many houses in her neighborhood have sold in the last year and the selling prices have dropped dramatically. I don’t know why the values are decreasing, but owners can not be forced to keep paying taxes on a value the house […]

The Search for Charlie

This story was re-printed with permission from The Lexingtonian Newspaper  on Facebook.  I know everybody isn’t on Facebook, but this IS a story for everybody!   This is who Americans are! The Search for Charlie By Cammie Quinn A most incredible thing happened in small-town Lexington, Illinois on an otherwise uneventful Sunday in late October. […]

Connect Transit tears

See this story for the totals:  https://blnnews.com/2016/10/28/connect-transit-totals/https://blnnews.com/2016/10/28/connect-transit-totals/ By:  Diane Benjamin I didn’t attend the Connect Transit meeting last night, but I have reports from people who did. Of course people spoke that rely on buses, but people also spoke about BUDGETING a $12,000,000 loss when the country and the State of Illinois both have no […]