By: Diane Benjamin
Remember this story? https://blnnews.com/2022/06/21/show-me-the-money/
The Illinois Supreme Court remanded a decision by a lower court back to them regarding Cook County’s use of transportation taxes. The Court stated the Safe Roads Amendment creating a lock box for transportation related taxes applies to Home Rule municipalities too.
Normal is in violation of this ruling – they even have it in plain language on their website in two places. Transportation taxes fund General Operations – not transportation:
Now you know why the roads, except a few and in front of the mayor’s house, aren’t scheduled for repair. Normal instituted a gas tax and raised it only to give themselves more money to spend – not fix the roads.
Does it take a lawsuit Normal? I hope many of you are working on getting signatures on the Wards petitions. The current established form of government in Normal means most of you don’t matter.
Details here: https://blnnews.com/2022/06/20/normal-deserves-better/
Independence Day is soon, declare your independence from the tyranny in Normal! Get signatures.