By: Diane Benjamin I love reading a site called Michigan Capital Confidential. It isn’t run-of-the-mill boring news, these guy actually investigate. Most of their investigations pertain to Michigan, but a lot of what they find applies to politics in Illinois too. A story today mentions Rivian and Ford’s investment. The bottom line is: Unless government […]
By: Diane Benjamin Maintenance seems to be lacking at the wind farm east of town. I wonder if Darin LaHood saw the mess when he visited last week? Did sound like it since he praised wind energy. The black is OIL! Many of the turbines look just like this!
By: Diane Benjamin Know what that dark spot is? Long time readers will: OIL. This turbine is east of the Leroy-Lexington blacktop just south of Route 9. Usually they keep the ones along busy roads clean, the ones with less traffic going by are worse. Even Green technology needs oil. I wonder if AOC knows? […]
By: Diane Benjamin The latest case for limited government: Bloomington talked residents into electric aggregation in 2013. It was meant to save people money by contracting for lower electricity rates by buying in bulk. According to the City website the contract negotiated for you expired almost a year ago: Source: http://www.cityblm.org/government/city-council/municipal-electric-aggregation If you click on the […]
By: Diane Benjamin People who believe in man-made climate change love to proclaim the weather is worse now. NOAA disagrees, and this chart only goes back to 1954. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events/us-tornado-climatology/trends Want to know the history before 1954? Pekin Il was destroyed in March of 1938. The source is Wikipedia, not a source I usually trust, so […]
By: Diane Benjamin Below are screen shots from Connect Transit reports for what they paid Corn Belt for electricity. https://www.connect-transit.com/about/trustees/packet.asp Note: Connect Transit does not posts report as “searchable”. If the Illinois Policy Institute was still giving transparency grades, they would flunk. Obviously they are paying between $3,900 and $4,300 a month. At $4,300 […]
By: Diane Benjamin The WGLT story about last night’s Normal Town Council meeting doesn’t mention RC McBride voted for the water rate increase: http://www.wglt.org/post/water-fee-increase-solar-group-buy-making-repeat-appearances-normal Readers are left to surmise he did. This one is worse: I reported this story back on February 28: https://blnnews.com/2019/02/28/ag-investigating-town-of-normal-again/ WJBC reported it on March 4: http://www.wjbc.com/2019/03/04/normal-mayor-probed-for-alleged-open-meetings-act-violations/?fbclid=IwAR0mVvQsAVBRPrRVSWllpx_YPGc2YvMk0iHXYXWS0AWvxrBG0FXLxYbmvCg The […]