By: Diane Benjamin
A whooping 8,480 people bothered to vote in Normal. You get what you vote for – or didn’t vote for at all.
Property taxes will go up as well as every other fee. A full service Koos government takes tons of money, he will be getting it from you.
The underpass will get built. Uptown 2.0 will proceed. Taxpayers will continue to subsidize the Friends and Family incentive plans Normal calls economic development.
Stan Nord will be completely marginalized – worse than he is now. Voters told the Council that his opinions are immaterial since the incumbents who already didn’t care were reelected.
One Normal Plaza will get alcohol approved in the park, Koos supporters want it. The opinions of any others will be immaterial.
The Public Comment policy meant to silence residents will stay in place. The council can’t have citizens publicly stating the “emperor has no clothes”.
Don’t look for Chris Koos to hang around as mayor long. He only ran because nobody else could have defeated Marc Tiritilli. Of course he didn’t tell voters that.
Congrats to the winners. Koos and his bobbleheads will rule as if your opinions don’t matter. You didn’t matter before the election, it will be worse now.
Link to the results: https://webapp.mcleancountyil.gov/webapps/CountyClerk/eresults/results-1.htm