By: Diane Benjamin
RC McBride asked to be excused from voting on payments to WGLT at last night’s Normal Council meeting since he is the General Manager. He did vote on the Harmon Grants, 3 of which went to ISU, also his employer since WGLT is the campus NPR station.
ISU, McBride, and the Town of Normal must not know what ethics and a conflict of interest is.
Two pics of sidewalks on Clinton where the road is divided:
The City of Bloomington is evidently expecting the homeowners to pay half the cost to fix City property.
State’s Attorney Jason chambers will be a judge! Charges were just dismissed against one of the Coliseum defendants. According to the judge for two reasons: statute of limitations and the charges were too vague. The charging papers came from Chambers’ office. Chambers also passed off the prosecution of Tari Renner for the Japan tickets to the Appellate Court prosecutor (still waiting), and Chambers refused to prosecute Tari Renner when Renner announced years ago he had a new art gallery in his City office! See the video here: https://blnnews.com/2014/05/05/pay-to-play-okay-if-nobody-prosecutes/
Chambers claimed in an email to me that Home Rule means Renner can sell products on City property. Renner’s policy was quickly changed to art can only be bought at the sponsoring gallery.
This is how judgeships are obtained – don’t make waves.
The Farmer City Council voted to make the City a gun sanctuary. Effingham County did the same. Resolutions are being considered in many counties surrounding McLean.
Where is McLean County?
Uptown Normal, just east of the Marriott flooded last week:
Yes, cars drove through it.
Bike Blono want bikers humanized. Humans realize (or we used to) that bikes and autos are a dangerous combination. Progressives think we need forced to believe everything they do. Smart people ride bikes where auto traffic isn’t heavy, Bike Blono wants autos obstructed with bike lanes very few people use.
It’s easy to tell who needs humanized.