Worthless campaign promises by Lorenz?

By:  Diane Benjamin When a candidate for office declares what they plan to do if you vote them into office they should actually do it.  Some members of the Normal Town Council have openly criticized Stan Nord for doing just that.  He is accused of playing politics because he isn’t rubber-stamping “the plan”.  He is […]

BCPA reports FINALLY posted

By:  Diane Benjamin See the reports here:  https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23615 All of these are new event report postings: 10/22/19  The Phantom Carriage   <$1,438.41>  106 attended, zero for artist fees 11/5/19  The Four Italian Tenors   $7,581.21   308 attended, zero for artist fees 10/20/19  The Carol King Musical  $44,535.44  1113 attended, zero for artist fees 10/25/19  Southern Fried Comedy […]

Evidently minorities can get ID’s

By:  Diane Benjamin For decades Voter ID laws have been blocked because opponents claim the minority vote would be negatively impacted. Either this isn’t true or the State of Illinois is now discriminating against minorities.  January 1st everyone wanting to purchase legal cannabis in Illinois is required to show a government issued ID. Who is […]

Peoria has Private Investors

By:  Diane Benjamin In Bloomington and Normal government believes they are required to spend your money to create economic development.  Peoria evidently doesn’t.  Maybe it’s because Peoria is too broke – they have made significant budget cuts.  Maybe broke government  is the key to allowing the private sector to flourish.   See this story:  https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191210/kim-blickenstaff-purchases-stake-in-peoria-armory-plans-renovation  Excerpts: […]