Did Chris Koos LIE?

By:  Diane Benjamin Remember when the media did a story Chris Koos evidently fed to them about Stan Nord going rogue?  Koos wrote a letter to Tari Renner and the media ended up with it. https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/koos-nord-acted-alone-to-poach-bloomington-business/article_aeff8b7c-78a3-5e32-b1ef-f65e4e81f812.html Let’s start with Koos’ first claim:  a Normal Council member went “lone wolf” to recruit across borders. I had […]

Rodney Davis needs some Connect Transit FACTS

By:  Diane Benjamin I found this article yesterday:    U S Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Increase Funding For Small Community Transit Systems Note:  “Small community”.  Tari Renner and Chris Koos don’t understand they are a SMALL Community, not Chicago. Also Note:  They are spending YOUR money. Excerpts: Currently, the STIC provides funds to those […]

More on the Hyatt

By:  Diane Benjamin Follow-up to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2019/07/30/hyatt-is-up-for-sale/ I’m sure any potential buyers of the Hyatt would know it hasn’t performed up to expectations. Since this is public record, it’s fit to print.  PDF page 159:  http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2672 The Hyatt wanted a tax rebate from Normal, but withdrew it before the meeting.  Maybe since JB was […]

Flashback: May 11, 2016 Renner

By:  Diane Benjamin WJBC has reported Tari Renner wants to end the moratorium on new video gaming  machines: http://www.wjbc.com/2019/07/29/renner-sides-with-businesses-seeking-to-end-bloomingtons-video-gaming-freeze/ I remember when the moratorium was put in place, Tari was outraged that $50 million a year went into the machines.  It sounds like he changed his mind. Back in 2016 Tari was on WJBC talking […]