Connect Transit: More of the same

By:  Diane Benjamin September report:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pLCpemf28nZGauwhZ5Qw4vpqKGZvpJ0C/view Keep in mind this ridiculous use of your money happens across the country.  Cheaper ways to transport people can’t be that difficult.  Note below – ISU has a contract so the kids can ride for free. Expenses are almost 10 times Revenue! Boardings per hour is higher, total ridership […]

The local Democratic Socialists

By:  Diane Benjamin Maybe attempting to disguise themselves, the local group uses the initials DSA instead of Democratic Socialists of America. This Saturday they are holding a meeting on the Wesleyan Campus: I bet they will agree with this statement:   “capitalism is the realm of injustice”. Before DSA gets excited, those words were uttered by Hugo […]

Koos unites the Left and Right – AGAINST him!

By:  Diane Benjamin At the last meeting of the Normal Town Council citizens showed up to protest the latest development plan for Uptown:    https://blnnews.com/2018/10/16/normal-citizens-showed-up-no-minds-changed/ Two speakers decried the plan to destroy more historic buildings.  The Council didn’t care and passed the plan anyway. There is now a petition on-line to save the mural:   https://www.change.org/p/town-of-normal-city-council-save-the-mural-save-our-money It […]

Retain Judges? Vote NO

By:  Diane Benjamin Three judges are on the ballot to be elected.  All three have no opposition.  Basically they are being appointed, that does nothing to secure a fair and balanced justice system.  I’m leaving any uncontested offices blank, much to the chagrin of political parties. Two other candidates are up for retention: Many people […]

Another reason to vote YES to abolish BEC

By:  Diane Benjamin This question will be on the ballot for Bloomington voters only: Voting YES abolishes the Bloomington Election Commission and puts elections in the hands of the ELECTED County Clerk. Here’s why voting YES is important: Peoria County is one of the few with an Election Commission.  That Election Commission screwed up the […]

More Council Fails last night

By:  Diane Benjamin City Manager Tim Gleason was on WJBC this morning.  The latest example of “leading from behind” is the new pension spiking policy.  Non-union employee policy will change AFTER all the union contracts are changed – if they are changed.  Those non-union employees are likely management.  Instead of setting an example of putting taxpayers […]

Empty Arena: Hockey

By:  Diane Benjamin The picture below is from October 20th – Flying Aces Hockey.  The person who posted this to Facebook was playing a game, the beer won. The team has to pay $5,000 to the arena just to play there.  Grossinger Motors Arena management makes money regardless of how many people show up.  The […]