Bloomington Assaults Business tonight!

By:  Diane Benjamin The Bloomington City Council will approve the “business license” at tonight’s meeting:       The City claims the $50 is a one-time fee.  It won’t be.  Businesses are required to re-register every year.  That means next year the City Manager will want “cost-recovery” again.  Gleason will suddenly realize staff needs to […]

Why does the Library want to expand?

By:  Diane Benjamin We may find out tonight at the Committee of the Whole meeting.  The Library staff is making their presentation on how plans are going. They should answer some questions first: From the September 2014 City manager’s report:   http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=7452 2014 was down from 2013! What about September of 2018? The below is from […]

Normal is following the PLAN

By:  Diane Benjamin Town of Normal for tonight:   http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3094 Just to prove what I wrote in this story:   https://blnnews.com/2018/10/15/why-bloomington-normal-is-doomed/ Completing the Circle is in the plan, therefore it must be done: Bills for approval: These don’t need an explanation, note the Sports Complex is still alive.  How did they ever do FOIA requests before spending […]

Future of Joliet city manager said to be uncertain

That would be David Hales – looks like Joliet is way smarter than Bloomington was! https://www.theherald-news.com/2018/10/05/future-of-joliet-city-manager-said-to-be-uncertain/a2qxw45/ City Manager David Hales’ future in Joliet may be up in the air. Sources said that the City Council has begun to consider the prospect of Hales leaving before the end of his contract and possibly before the end […]

Big Government Boot

By:  Diane Benjamin The citizens of Bloomington were shown last night that local politics is NOT non-partisan.  The heavy hand of government crushed the people and businesses. Only extremists are too blind to see the national economy booming when that hand was removed in 2016.  Unemployment is at historic lows, wages are rising, more people […]