By: Diane Benjamin
Chris Koos didn’t get the lesson from two years ago when he only defeated Marc Tiritilli by 11 votes. Last night the voters in Normal sent a baseball bat to the head message: We demand a new direction!
Two of the top three winners took on the Koos and company agenda, Stan Nord CRUSHED the rest of the candidates. Congrats to Karyn Smith too. Karl Sila got a lot of votes as a write-in even though he was barely mentioned in the media and not allowed in debates.
Kathleen Lorenz got re-elected but she sure didn’t get the message. She told the rag “We plan our work and we work our plan”. Anybody home Kathleen? The “plan” got defeated last night overwhelmingly.
RC McBride blamed President Trump for his defeat. Maybe he can do a comedy segment on WGLT. That’s pretty funny.
Chris Koos’s campaign manager was soundly defeated, even with campaign signs everywhere. The three far leftists were not a factor because of the turnout for other candidates.
Two more years folks . . . hopefully Marc Tiritilli will run for mayor and more good candidates for Council will step up. Until then the rest of the Council should be reading the tea leaves.
Uptown 2.0 should be dead. Free land to developers should be dead. Subsidized luxury apartments must die. Public Comment policy must be made legal. Stop spending money trying to get the rest of the country to pay for an underpass. Start listening too citizens instead of “the plan”. Maybe somebody can find a tenant for that empty space on the circle, or is the building owner making enough from taxpayers renting an entire floor?
FYI: Supposed Republican Scott Preston did a Facebook video supporting RC. In two years he too can leave.
Hear any crying or gnashing of teeth emanating from Uptown?