Bloomington talks cannabis tonight?

By:  Diane Benjamin The City of Bloomington is holding a Committee of the Whole meeting tonight.  On the Agenda: The last time appointments to Boards and Commission were discussed it got contentious.  Renner wanted an appointment many on the Council objected to.  The entire process was tabled until tonight for more discussion. Video Gaming licenses […]

Why I asked about high school

By:  Diane Benjamin Followup to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2019/07/11/question-for-parents-of-high-school-kids-or-recent-grads/ The Federal deficit is closing in on $22.5 Trillion.  That debt is unsustainable and will destroy future generations.  With that in mind, besides providing funding for empty buses, here’s another questionable program from the Feds. The Unit 5 FOIA officer told me the Feds reimburse expenses for […]

The Fools at City Hall

By:  Diane Benjamin For a change the fools were outside City Hall instead of inside.   A LEGAL immigrant friend of mine who fled socialism/communism to come here tried to talk to some of the participants.  The surest way to find a fool is to find people with closed minds.  She found a bunch of them. […]

EDC has a new director

By:  Diane Benjamin How many former Decatur people are going to recruited?  Tim Gleason, Billy Tyus, and now the new director of the Economic Development Council: https://www.bnbiz.org/news/patrick-hoban-chosen-as-new-president-ceo/?fbclid=IwAR1bT5mkeg0vyoW2wiZo07OX0jOUAa65_sTAZcVCPo7UxpPIXiTv1aTt4YM Patrick Hoban gets the job.  At least he didn’t come directly from Decatur: Hoban has served as the economic development manager for the Village of Tinley Park since […]