The FOIA Email Treasure Trove

By:  Diane Benjamin It could take a long time to report everything I received with a FOIA of emails between Stan Nord and Normal City Manager Pam Reece.  One thing obvious is she doesn’t approve of Stan looking at what she and the “professional staff” do.  Pam thinks Stan’s job is setting policy, not looking […]

Think anybody in Springfield cared?

By:  Diane Benjamin It’s hard to understand why the General Assembly in Springfield opens each day of session with prayer, but they do.  When a Catholic Bishop in Springfield announced the leadership would not be allowed to take communion, Mike Madigan’s response was:  “I don’t go to church anyway”. Duh, Mike.  That is obvious. After […]

Facts don’t matter

by:  Diane Benjamin Facts frequently don’t matter because too many people think with their heart instead of their brain.  They twist facts to prove to themselves why conservative values are wrong.  Any one who thinks government is their friend falls into this category.  Government doesn’t exist to solve problem because:  1) it isn’t their money […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT REPUBLICANS AND PREEXISTING CONDITIONS

https://csteventucker.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/the-truth-about-republicans-and-preexisting-conditions/ Contrary to popular belief, both Democrats AND Republicans have had a long history of ensuring that Americans have access to coverage for preexisting conditions. In fact, a bipartisan piece of federal legislation requiring coverage for preexisting conditions existed long before the implementation of the ACA – Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as “Obamacare”.  Public law […]

UPDATE: 2%!

Update:  The Income Statement was not available for Board approval because an audit of last year (ending June 30th) was underway.  Both July and August will be approved in September.  Something else the private sector would never tolerate, but Connect isn’t private. By:  Diane Benjamin Connect Transit meeting yesterday:  http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/8-22-2017%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Binder1.pdf No Income Statement was included […]

Normal: Buy Chicago

By:  Diane Benjamin The Normal Town Council had a long meeting last night by their standards.  They discussed employee health benefits and wellness programs at length.  I didn’t write about it before the meeting because I was waiting to see their comments. Normal has worked with Advocate for over a decade developing a wellness program […]

Hubby update

Andy is going to work next week! We are so blessed with his recovery and the people who have pitched in to help with the medical expenses.  Thanks so much for the prayers, words of support, and financial aid. Andy will probably be very tired, but he is close to a full recovery. We have […]