Springfield got the Tiger grant

By:  Diane Benjamin Normal will have to keep tossing money to their Tiger Grant  Application Service.  Just since May 2018, they have spent $348,389.08  trying to get free money:    https://blnnews.com/2018/10/15/normal-is-following-the-plan/ The only BUILD (Tiger) grant in Illinois went to Springfield for high-speed rail – see PDF page 27:   https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/policy-initiatives/327856/build-fact-sheets-121118-355pm-update.pdf The announcement was made yesterday. Where […]

UPDATE: If this isn’t prosecuted, there is no justice!

Madigan backed down and withdrew the challenge!  The kid is on the ballot. Chances of anybody being prosecuted are zero. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-chicago-13th-ward-alderman-election-kass-20181215-story.html   By:  Diane Benjamin Unless you read the Chicago Tribune or John Kass’s column, you may not be aware of the Chicago farce happening now.  We hear stories of corruption and disappearing money, but […]

End of Bloomington starts tomorrow

By:  Diane Benjamin Ever since Tari was first elected, a never-ending supply of Master Plans covering everything in Bloomington has been produced at great expense.  In order to get Council support they were sold as “advisory”.  They never were meant to be advisory, they are considered law.  The hard-core leftist on the current Council frequently […]

Fly on the Wall: Emig

Julie Emig will stay on the ballot for Ward 4 Bloomington alderman.  Failure to complete the blanks on petitions isn’t enough reason to kick her off.  The Bloomington Election Commission so ruled. If elected, she will help spend more than $200,000,000. Feel secure now?

Non-Partisan?

By:  Diane Benjamin History Review: Obama won the October 2009 Noble Peace Prize.  He had been in office less than 9 months. During his 8 years (a short list): Russia seized Crimea Russia threatened Ukraine and shot down a passenger plane killing everyone on board North Korea developed long-range missiles China built islands for bases […]

Pantagraph Foibles

By:  Diane Benjamin When the Pantagraph didn’t need their huge building anymore they sold it.  Anything happening there with the new buyers or is it just another empty downtown building? Since they realized they didn’t need that much space and probably couldn’t afford to keep what isn’t absolutely necessary, they moved to a small space.  […]