By: Diane Benjamin
You can see the entire agreement between the Town of Normal and Ryburn Place here:
The document is dated May 12, 2016. In two places the document states the agreement is with Ryburn Place, here’s one of them:
Maybe the Town attorney couldn’t figure out who the agreement is with because in other places it refers to Theressa Ryburn. One is a corporation the other is an individual.
You can read all the sordid insider fleece details in the document. Driving by it’s difficult to tell the place is historic, the paint scheme does nothing to reflect it. Worse, the gift shop hasn’t been open while rent for Ryburn to live there is only $120 a year.
One more note – Ryburn Place hasn’t existed since 2018. Does anyone at the Town care Ryburn was Involuntarily dissolved more than 2 years after the agreement was signed?
If the facts in the Development Agreement aren’t disturbing enough to taxpayers, “Involuntary” should be a red flag. The taxpayers of Normal own the building and they are getting ZERO for their investment.
Remember this next April. Chris Koos thinks he deserves to be re-elected.