Where was Koos?

By:  Diane Benjamin The citizens vote for people to represent them.  Those representatives then don’t attend meetings.  The ones that do pretend it’s perfectly normal for members to be absent.  Do they still get paid?  Citizens don’t have a right to know why their elected official is MIA? Last night it was Chris Koos.  Was […]

Update to the Normal Sign Ordinance story

By:  Diane Benjamin See the original story – it was a guest editorial:  https://blnnews.com/2019/05/16/guest-editorial-normal-needs-to-explain/ It turns out the writer was correct – those “Welcoming Signs” violate the Town code. WGLT has a story quoting Chris Koos claiming the City code needs changed:  https://www.wglt.org/post/koos-neighbor-signs-may-violate-town-code-0 It gets better! The story links a unanimous (!) Supreme Court case […]

WGLT’s yellow journalism

By:  Diane Benjamin Even the Pantagraph doesn’t convict people in the court of public opinion!  WGLT does. Two days ago they did a story about Carlock’s Mayor:  Carlock Mayor Arrested Not Charged Domestic Dispute No Charges Were Filed.  The police should consider themselves lucky the mayor didn’t sue them for false arrest. Even Ryan Denham, […]

What’s the mission Connect?

By:  Diane Benjamin This is what Connect claims their mission is:  https://www.connect-transit.com/about/mission.asp Here’s what citizens think the mission is:  Provide transportation to people that need the service. From yesterday’s Press Release:  https://blnnews.com/2019/05/17/idot-conspires-with-connect-transit/ Connect doesn’t agree: Connect thinks “talent” will be attracted to buses.  How do empty buses make the communities walkable, bikable, and welcoming? Another […]

Is Mayor Koos ill?

By:  Diane Benjamin Koos posted this on Facebook a little before 4:00 pm: In one brief statement the Mayor of Normal has insulted anyone living in his City who is Pro-Life.  Divider in chief? Chris Koos constantly assaults personal freedoms!  Tax Tax TAX!  The freedom to spend your money where and how you want is […]