Remember the Connect cameras?

By:  Diane Benjamin Remember Connect Transit spending $10,853.31 on security cameras?  https://blnnews.com/2017/08/23/2/ What are the cameras watching? The riders or you? See this Pantagraph article:  http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/rape-charges-filed-against-murder-suspect/article_a9cb15ea-9a5a-522c-bdb2-4852b3f2e5bd.html Remember the guy who stabbed a woman to death in a hotel room? How did a City bus get video of the guy riding away from the scene?  Are […]

Bloomington supports friends-with your money

By:  Diane Benjamin From Monday’s bills and Payroll:  http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=14534 Some of the more interesting spending: 1) Every non-profit in Bloomington needs to get their share of the free taxpayer money Bloomington hands out to their friends – this time the McLean County History Museum.  It helps if you can claim you create Economic Activity: 2) […]

Fake News: WGLT

By:  Diane Benjamin See WGLT’s latest on Sister Cities/Tari Renner:  http://wglt.org/post/caught-middle-sister-cities-chair-defends-programs-work#stream/0 One would think as Public Radio and part of ISU, real journalists would be writing the stories.  Evidently not.  I hope future employers of journalism students take that into account if their degree is from ISU! The story has problems determining fact from fiction. […]

John Butler back at GMA?

By:  Diane Benjamin Former Central Illinois Arena Management (CIAM) head, John Butler, might be back at the former Coliseum with the Bloomington Thunder hockey team. Even though the State Police investigation hasn’t wrapped up yet (as far as we know), an investor in the Thunder has purchased a majority interest in the Peoria Rivermen where […]