By: Diane Benjamin
Chris Koos didn’t ask for nominations from the public before naming his good buddy Mike Matejka Normal’s citizen of the year. If that had been done he would have had to open up the party to everyone, instead it was by invitation only.
In the many accolades to support why Matejka was chosen, Koos left one out:
Mike voted to build the Coliseum against the wishes of the citizens of Bloomington.
After Matejka got voted off the Council he moved from Bloomington to Normal.
How much were citizens forced to pay for Koos self-thrown party?
ISU – $3,546.15
308 invitations, envelopes, return cards – $571.31
Citizen of the Year plaque – $202.20
ISU again – $671.75
See the invited guests, receipts, etc here. Did the staff get paid extra to attend?