Local Democrat Hilarity

By:  Diane Benjamin Posted on Facebook today by the McLean County Democrats: If people got smaller refunds it is because they paid less in all year!  Please check the total federal taxes you paid in 2017 compared to the total you paid for 2018. Question:  Why would anybody let the government use your money all […]

Illinois is #1

By:  Diane Benjamin WalletHub published a study of State taxation in March.  WallettHub is Tari Renner’s favorite study to quote since in the past they have rated Bloomington as a great place to live.  Those days should be over. https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-to-be-a-taxpayer/2416/#complete-rankings Including the District of Columbia, Illinois ranks #1 with highest tax burden! “Taxpayers in the […]

VenuWorks fail

By:  Diane Benjamin I’ve heard numerous times about the lack of people working Coliseum events.  Last night was no exception. I believe the final hockey game to ever be played at the arena took place last night.  A local business sponsored suites and handed out free tickets. According to an attendee, there was only 1 […]

Normal: Say NO to hotel subsidies

By:  Diane Benjamin Town of Normal agenda for Monday:  http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3274 This item is listed: Discussions about subsidies is not on the agenda. According to this document, plans for Constitution Trail Centre PUD go back to 2005:  http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2636 A hotel was always part of the plan.  Evidently Normal doesn’t know when you pass plans specifying what […]