By: Diane Benjamin
March 16: Normal hands out semi-annual Cost of Living pay increases based on national rates, not local. They claim the increases are to keep talent. https://blnnews.com/2020/03/17/normal-a-council-of-frauds/
Keep in mind corona virus was ramping up, ISU had already extended Spring Break. Pritzker had closed public schools.
You are looking at the difference between people who take money and those that make money.
Caterpillar has to respond to reality to survive, Normal doesn’t. Normal knows where to get more money and the mostly compliant Council isn’t afraid to hand it to them.
Understand “limited government” yet?
The Council will be meeting on Monday. Will Normal admit they are in an “extremely challenging situation“? Without the ISU students and all business limited, how is tax revenue?
It will be interesting to see if Chris Koos and Pam Reece do business as usual.