By: Diane Benjamin
The Normal Town Council provided 2.5 million reasons to replace whoever is up for election in April. Start with Chris Koos.
Portillos won’t be a destination for long. Champaign is getting one of their own. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-18/portillos-inches-closer-champaign-announcement.html
The story is from AUGUST and clearly states they are looking at locations all over Central Illinois. Mark Petersen, do any research yourself? Council?
A reader found this story from today: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-12-08/portillos-starting-construction-soon-eye-spring-opening.html. He also reviewed the minutes of Champaign Council meeting minutes and can’t find ANY incentives to them.
The Normal Town Council personally assaulted the profitably of every other Bloomington-Normal restaurant with your tax dollars. When Portillos gets to keep the Sales Taxes generated at their place, that’s money other restaurants won’t be paying the Town of Normal.
Up for election in April:
one open seat
All three voted to throw your money at Portillos
I don’t know how many people have filed petitions, other than Ron Ulmer (good guy).
Candidates would have filed with the Normal clerk. I don’t see anything on that webpage stating who has filed.