Bloomington Tonight – Connect Transit and more

By:  Diane Benjamin https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=22465 Tonight a representative from the McLean County Regional Planning Commission will talk about local transit. She will be followed by the Connect Transit’s General Manager. Prediction:  Neither speaker will mention the buses are too big to serve the people with no other means of transportation.  Neither speaker will recognize the huge […]

Feel sorry for Fazzini?

By:  Diane Benjamin I’ve known for quite awhile that for Bloomington Alderman Rob Fazzini had sued people involved with the Cornbelters.  Since I was at the courthouse yesterday I decided to pull the court documents. If you ever want to see a file, get the Case Number from Public Access ( https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/137/Public-Access-Search-System ), then go to the […]

Fun stuff! Normal suing Bloomington?

By:  Diane Benjamin I thought Chris Koos was all lovey-dovey with Tari Renner now and Metrozone was just a footnote in history. Maybe not: An email received by FOIA.  Did Normal forget to redact this one on the basis of pending litigation, or did Normal want the info out? If you forgot, Metrozone was an […]

Rodriquez likely won’t stand trial

By:  Diane Benjamin The Jose Rodriquez case had a hearing today concerning the accident that killed Corey Cottrell. The State’s Attorney wanted a September trial, the judge set another hearing for September 11th so Jose could be present.  He is currently in ICE detention in Wisconsin. ICE will probably deport Rodriquez before he stands trial.  […]

Who is the Working Group working for?

By:  Diane Benjamin Why was the Connect Transit Working Group formed? Think back: People disenfranchised by route changes, non ADA compliance, fare increases, and huge empty buses showed up at City Council meetings (over and over) demanding changes. These people had tried talking to the Connect Transit Board and were ignored. They tried talking to […]