By: Diane Benjamin
At last night’s Council meeting Chemberly Cummings was wearing a mask because she was sick. She took it off to speak because Chris Koos couldn’t hear her. The plastic dividers were gone, COVID is officially over since 6 feet apart isn’t happening anymore at Normal Council meetings.
Start with this short clip of Cummings lamenting no one on the Council calls, texts, emails, or asks her opinion:
Now see this story from July 2019. It has a copy of an email Stan Nord sent only to Chemberly. Instead of responding, she forwarded the email to Pam Reece with a statement that she is “not responding to this email”. It appears Chemberly is the reason no one on the Council talks to her outside of Council. I obtained those emails by FOIA.
It gets better! Chemberly claimed her ISU degree and working for State Farm still makes her struggle as a single woman to support herself. She claimed she had to take a third job.
Her third job is teaching 2 cooking classes at Heartland. I FOIA’d that information when she recused herself from a Heartland issue in January:
Add to that Chemberly got a raise courtesy of taxpayers after she won re-election: https://normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/7696/Chapter-02—Officers-Elected-and-Appointed?bidId=
Since I am tired of trying to be nice to the clueless, here’s the big one:
Remember when Chemberly was sued because she failed to make payments on a loan she took out at 97.74% interest? See that story here: https://blnnews.com/2019/09/16/part-2-why-chemberly-isnt-fit-to-serve/
I didn’t post what her State Farm salary was then, now I am going to since she claims she is barely middle class and just trying to get by. This is what her salary was in 2019, it is likely higher in 2022:
$2085.68 x 26 weeks = $54,227.68 3 years ago. If she only received 2% raises a year she is now close to $58,000. Add $6800 a year as a Trustee. Chemberly is finding is impossible as a single women to live on about $65,000 a year. She had to struggle to vote yes on increasing water rates.
Keep in mind, this woman spends YOUR money. She can’t handle her own finances but Normal re-elected her to spend theirs. Citizens of Normal deserve her.