by: Diane Benjamin
Both Bloomington and Normal are bankrupting their towns and citizens with Utopian dreams. The difference is Normal spent taxpayer money where people can see it, Bloomington threw money away on a failing Coliseum and heavily subsidized BCPA.
The difference is obvious when you look at the Christmas decorations the towns put up. Bloomington strung a single strand of lights and put up a couple of snowflakes (or something). Normal has a unified plan throughout Uptown.
Both towns love debt, so the result will be the same. People will continue to leave as taxes and fees continue to increase. Normal is just going bankrupting themselves with style. Bloomington will just go down.
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