Enablers passed the gas tax

By:  Diane Benjamin Tim Gleason said something humorous last night.  He stated to $500 license fee for every video gaming terminal will go into the General Fund and help fund capital projects for police and fire. Tim, capital projects don’t come out of the General Fund.  The GF is where all taxes go to be […]

Connect Transit Destroys Infrastructure!

By:  Diane Benjamin While the Councils in both Bloomington and Normal cheer Connect Transit as a great community asset – the streets citizens are forced to pay more for are being destroyed.  They weren’t built for huge buses.  Imagine how much worse the damage would be if more than 3 people were on them! Remember […]

Witness Slip needed today!

  By:  Diane Benjamin The movie Unplanned will be coming to Galaxy 14 Cine, the date has not been posted yet.    It is rated “R” only because it has a 20 second sonogram video of a baby fighting for it’s life. Take your teenage kids, we can end the slaughter of children with facts.  […]

Trust Lesson for Tim Gleason

By:  Diane Benjamin The new Bloomington City Manager seems to be launching a campaign to make citizens trust their government.  No Tim, spending money on signs when a few roads get fixed isn’t going to cut it.  The people paying more for gas will see that as just another waste of their dollars. Since Tim […]

Crabill, Carrillo, and Connect Transit

By:  Diane Benjamin In February, Connect Transit had a whooping $115,785.44 in revenue. That revenue didn’t cover 25% of the wages they paid to employees. ($470,076.10) Total expenses for February were $1,025,579.65. Drum roll please – they only lost $909,794.21! PDF page 10:    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f2onCQqMAcgBJYz2K8wJRQemNshaqk2T/view Both Bloomington and Normal give your tax dollars to this […]

Letter to the Editor #2

I asked WGLT to include me on their candidate page and got zero response.  No big surprise there. WGLT Voter Guide 2019 . But in looking over the other Normal Town Council candidates’ responses I found something very interesting… . If you start at the top and click on RC, it contains his answers to a […]

Yellow Vest night folks!

By:  Diane Benjamin The petition against the gas tax now has over 500 signers.  Signing a petition does little – making them vote while staring you in the face does!   The Bloomington City Council meeting starts at 6:00.  Since the meetings rarely start at 6:00 and Tari has two police officers that have passed probation, […]