By: Diane Benjamin
From a 2014 Pantagraph story titled: Normal gets award for being bike friendly
NORMAL — The town of Normal on Tuesday received a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists, joining more than 325 communities from across the country honored by the group.
The award recognizes Normal’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
“We are proud of the work we have done to make our community bicycle friendly with events such as the Bike Rodeo and Light the Night. We will continue to look at ways to improve our infrastructure with bike lanes and boulevards to enhance the community for all users,” Normal Mayor Chris Koos said in a statement.
Now jump to the Mayor’s business website: https://www.vitessecycle.com/
Go to the bottom of the main page, you will this:
If we didn’t live in Illinois where corruption is everywhere, Chris Koos might be guilty of violating the:
How many bike trails have been built in Normal since 2014? His own website states his actions as mayor: “improving and fostering the ever growing bicycling community”.
How is that not indirectly benefiting Koos personally? He owns a bike shop! Illegal or unethical? You decide. Nobody else will, this is Illinois.
Source for the text above, 1993 Attorney General ruling: