By: Diane Benjamin http://www.cityblm.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5746/17?backlist=%2Fhome . For New Year’s, all employees get a day and a half off. . . . . Make sure you are sitting down, stay calm, if not – walk away now. You were warned! http://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/calendar . . Yes, Virginia -Santa brought City employees all day […]
By: Diane Benjamin Here Are The 13 Most Dangerous Places In Illinois After Dark As the sun goes down, crime tends to rise, and in these Illinois towns, you’ll want to be especially cautious. In no particular order, here are 13 places in The Prairie State that are quite dangerous after dark: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/illinois/most-dangerous-towns-illinois/ East St […]
By: Diane Benjamin The taxpayers of Bloomington have no idea how much the Coliseum LOST last year because the City doesn’t want you to know. The year-end for the Coliseum was April 30th, no income and expense information has been released. (normally it is released in October) The Coliseum was a mess, so the City […]
By: Diane Benjamin All of the numbers below are from the Illinois Report Card on public schools: https://illinoisreportcard.com/Default.aspx Now see this graph on spending since the Department of education was established by Jimmy Carter: Read the whole story HERE Obviously, the answer is NO. . . .
By: Diane Benjamin Below is a summary of stats taken from the Illinois Report Card on schools: https://illinoisreportcard.com/search.aspx?address=Bloomington&miles=5 This is area High Schools only. All the data is from the pics below except class size, that was taken from another page. State Averages : Ready for the Next Level: 33% College Ready: 46% . […]
By: Diane Benjamin The below is from the Illinois Report Card website: https://illinoisreportcard.com/Default.aspx This report only compares area Elementary Schools. Click below to enlarge – Where does the data come from? If this doesn’t start a conversation, nothing will. Screen shots from the website are below. The chart shows the percentage of kids ready […]
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