Update to the Normal Sign Ordinance story

By:  Diane Benjamin See the original story – it was a guest editorial:  https://blnnews.com/2019/05/16/guest-editorial-normal-needs-to-explain/ It turns out the writer was correct – those “Welcoming Signs” violate the Town code. WGLT has a story quoting Chris Koos claiming the City code needs changed:  https://www.wglt.org/post/koos-neighbor-signs-may-violate-town-code-0 It gets better! The story links a unanimous (!) Supreme Court case […]

WGLT’s yellow journalism

By:  Diane Benjamin Even the Pantagraph doesn’t convict people in the court of public opinion!  WGLT does. Two days ago they did a story about Carlock’s Mayor:  Carlock Mayor Arrested Not Charged Domestic Dispute No Charges Were Filed.  The police should consider themselves lucky the mayor didn’t sue them for false arrest. Even Ryan Denham, […]

What’s the mission Connect?

By:  Diane Benjamin This is what Connect claims their mission is:  https://www.connect-transit.com/about/mission.asp Here’s what citizens think the mission is:  Provide transportation to people that need the service. From yesterday’s Press Release:  https://blnnews.com/2019/05/17/idot-conspires-with-connect-transit/ Connect doesn’t agree: Connect thinks “talent” will be attracted to buses.  How do empty buses make the communities walkable, bikable, and welcoming? Another […]

Is Mayor Koos ill?

By:  Diane Benjamin Koos posted this on Facebook a little before 4:00 pm: In one brief statement the Mayor of Normal has insulted anyone living in his City who is Pro-Life.  Divider in chief? Chris Koos constantly assaults personal freedoms!  Tax Tax TAX!  The freedom to spend your money where and how you want is […]