By: Diane Benjamin
There is an easy fix for the relationship now spinning out of control between Bloomington and Normal:
Dump Both Mayors
Tari Renner and Chris Koos will never have enough of your money to achieve their versions of Utopia. Bloomington stole Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kroger’s from Normal by handing taxpayer money to them. It was wrong of Tari to subsidize businesses at the expense of their competitors. Renner doesn’t understand picking winners and losers by government means everybody loses.
Metrozone was the final straw for Koos. He has subsidies to cover for Portillos and an entire floor to rent in the building under construction across the street from Uptown Station. The soccer people are still crying to him to pay for their complex.
Tonight is a debate between Chris Koos and Marc Tiritilli.
Citizens of Normal NEED to come and meet their next mayor!
The relationship may have taken a really serious turn yesterday that hasn’t been reported. I’m working to verify what I was told. More when I have confirmation.