Bloomington: website, Coliseum

By:  Diane Benjamin The new City website isn’t fine.  Last week the OLD website was back:  https://blnnews.com/2017/05/26/not-up-in-smoke-its-the-cloud/ This morning this is what I got at cityblm.org It has been like this for hours.  It can still be navigated, but is this what tax dollars paid for?  (I just checked again, it may now be fixed. […]

Zoo good news leaves this out:

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday news reports stated the zoo increased the number of visitors from last year and revenues were up around $21,000.  Good for them! One reason given was the new flamingo exhibit.  Left out of all the good news stories is how much it cost to increase revenue and attendance. Just construction – […]

Andy Update

Lots of people asked me over the weekend about Andy (husband), so here’s the latest: He has been at home for a little less than 2 weeks.  He needs little help getting around or taking care of himself, but he is still really tired.  He isn’t capable of doing regular tasks yet. I know a […]

Route 66 Bike Trail: the Cost

By:  Diane Benjamin How much did the bike trail from Chenoa to Funks Grove cost? Good question – but I have no idea! Researching anything the County does is close to impossible.  The County took the lead, but Bloomington, Normal, Chenoa, Lexington, McLean and Towanda all contributed. All County work is done in committees and then […]

Connect Transit: Great News

By:  Diane Benjamin Source:  http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/05-30-2017%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Binder1.pdf Tonight Connect Transit’s Board will discuss ending some unprofitable routes.  Sorry, they don’t mean all of them since NONE of the them are profitable.  They just want to get rid of the worst ones.  One would think Connect is trying to reduce the massive operating losses, sorry again – that […]

TWO Americas

By:  Diane Benjamin On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have fought and died for us.  America began with a war for freedom and many wars have been fought since to protect it.  We would not enjoy this legacy today without the sacrifices of those willing to lose their life in our defense. […]