Normal feeds themselves and more

By:  Diane Benjamin See the entire response to my FOIA  HERE I filed a FOIA request for some items identified in this story:    https://blnnews.com/2018/02/18/normals-twice-a-month-fleece/ The Koos accident report was part of the FOIA:    https://blnnews.com/2018/02/22/the-koos-auto-accident-report/ Page 25 says Mayor’s insurance pending – it wasn’t his fault, so why is his insurance pending? Also FOIA’d was: If Normal […]

Get Scott Laughlin some gun facts!

The 2nd amendment wasn’t written when the only guns were muskets! Scott Laughlin thinks today’s guns don’t qualify as a right.  He needs to know HISTORY. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/04/03/firearms-technology-and-the-original-meaning-of-the-second-amendment/?utm_term=.78e56d448119 Excepts: Gun-control advocates often argue that gun-control laws must be more restrictive than the original meaning of the Second Amendment would allow, because modern firearms are so different […]

Transfer Station, the full facts

By:  Diane Benjamin When you drive into a town, what buildings are often the most beautiful?  Bloomington has opted for designs that don’t stand the test of time, so they don’t count. Normally it is City Hall, the library, the Capital building etc. – in other words government buildings! Connect Transit isn’t happy with their […]

Other items from last night’s meeting

By:  Diane Benjamin The City wants you to believe they can control only 5% of the budget.  State mandates were heavily blamed. The budget discussion starts around 1:28. Not blamed was the cost of employees, the cost of their lavish benefits, and pension spiking. This Council made it worse when they hired two more employees […]

Solid Waste! DONE.

By:  Diane Benjamin Tari’s protester is back in front of City Hall this morning: Below is what the Council passed last night 6-3.  Alderman Sage, Schmidt, and Painter voted against it. A 95 gallon can is now $25.00 a month.  It will increase $4 a month plus 3% a year that means: 1 year 29.00 2 […]

Bloomington Council Festivities

By:  Diane Benjamin More than one story will be needed to cover the meetings.  First some unusual items:  Karen Schmidt motioned at the beginning of the meeting to take hiring the development manager for the BCPA off the agenda and move it to a Committee of the Whole meeting or Work Session. Alderman Bray pulled […]