Research yourself

I’m not capable of extensive reading and writing thanks to the concussion.  I have no idea when I will be or if I will ever feel like doing it again.

If you want to see what Normal is up to Monday night, here’s the link:

I was appalled to hear the success of schools in Illinois is now measured by how many kids go to college.  The report didn’t mention that at least 1/3 of the kids will drop out and still have debt to pay.  It didn’t mention that trade jobs go unfilled and pay handsomely thus eliminating the need for college debt.

I wish I could research it further, if someone wants to – go for and send me a story.


6 thoughts on “Research yourself

  1. thoughts and prayers with you on a speedy recovery Diane! can’t blame you at all for the prospect of keeping up your great work – it must be stressful.

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  2. The link wouldn’t open for me, but I found the agenda anyway. I don’t have time to dig any further, but here is an abridged listing including the items Diane might normally report in if anybody else does have time to dig…

    5. OMNIBUS VOTE AGENDA (All items under the Omnibus Vote Agenda are considered to be routine in nature and will be enacted by one motion…)
    D. Resolution of Financial Commitment and Acknowledgement of the Town’s Support for a Safe Routes to School Grant Application for Improvements at Chiddix Junior High School (300 S. Walnut)
    E. Resolution to Waive the Formal Bidding Process and Authorize a Contract with SCADAware, Inc. to Install Upgrades at the Northbridge Sanitary Sewer Pump Station in the Amount of $28,269
    F. Resolution to Waive the Formal Bidding Process and Authorize a Contract with Hoerr Construction Inc. for Sanitary Sewer Repairs on Poplar Street in an Amount Not to Exceed $162,000 and Approving an Associated Budget Adjustment
    G. Resolution Conditionally and Partially Approving a Final Plat Within One and One-Half Miles of Corporate Limits by Expedited Process – Schaab Subdivision (Northwest Corner of Linden and Kerrick)
    H. Resolution Conditionally Approving an Amended Final Development Plan – Phase 2 of the J & M Planned Unit Development (Cottage Avenue)
    I. Motion to Release School Land Dedication Fees to McLean County Unit #5 School District

    7. Ordinance Granting a Special Use Permit for a Rooming House (904 W. Hovey)
    8. Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute a Contract for the Purchase of Property at 1438 Hershey Road for Use as a Fire Station
    9. Motion to Authorize the Preparation of the 2018 Property Tax Levy Ordinance

    10. Motion to Approve Appointments to the Planning Commission and the Children’s Discovery Museum Foundation Board and a Reappointment to the McLean County Regional Planning Commission

    Minutes of the October 18, 2018 Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

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  3. Have you considered turning the blog over to a fair minded, trained journalist, with good writing skills, who will research both sides of an issue and present honestly fair and balanced blog entries? Praying for your recovery and a new blogger.


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