Corn Crib taxes – brilliant business plan

By:  Diane Benjamin Follow up to this story:   https://blnnews.com/2018/10/20/the-corn-crib-fleece/ The property ID # in the County system for the Corn Crib was 14-17-400-004.  You can look this PIN number up on the County Assessor’s site:     http://mcleanil.devnetwedge.com/ Taxes for 2010 were $95,365.40 Taxes for 2011 were $145,019.90 Taxes for 2012 were $32,119.36 Taxes for 2013 were ZERO Heartland […]

Question . . .

Why are Bob and Julie Dobski spending $4 million to build an upscale restaurant when the space at 1 Uptown Circle is still vacant? Too expensive in Uptown? They weren’t the “Right Fit”? The Dobski’s know their patrons don’t want to park in a garage and walk? They wanted to be in Bloomington instead of […]

Cornbelters Liens – unpaid taxes

By:  Diane Benjamin Followup to this story:    https://blnnews.com/2018/10/20/the-corn-crib-fleece/ I discovered more information about the Cornbelters.  They have two liens placed by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, meaning they didn’t pay the payroll taxes due.   From 2016-2017 they owe $24,173.64 including interest, from 2015 they owe $2,054.94 plus interest of $621.87. Source: 2016 and 2017  […]

Koos unites the Left and Right – AGAINST him!

By:  Diane Benjamin At the last meeting of the Normal Town Council citizens showed up to protest the latest development plan for Uptown:    https://blnnews.com/2018/10/16/normal-citizens-showed-up-no-minds-changed/ Two speakers decried the plan to destroy more historic buildings.  The Council didn’t care and passed the plan anyway. There is now a petition on-line to save the mural:   https://www.change.org/p/town-of-normal-city-council-save-the-mural-save-our-money It […]

The Corn Crib Fleece?

By:  Diane Benjamin I reported in this story Heartland Community College pays the property taxes on the Corn Crib property:   https://blnnews.com/2018/10/18/heartland-pays-property-tax-corn-crib/ I’ve been doing lots of research on where the Corn Crib originated.  In case you missed the latest news, only college kids will play at the Crib in the future.  Minor league baseball is […]

Normal citizens showed up – No minds changed

By:  Diane Benjamin Proving yet again the plan must be followed in Normal, the Bush development was approved for yet another building in Uptown.  It doesn’t matter the building across the street has a vacant ground floor and empty apartments upstairs.  The agreement for the building doesn’t require the use of local labor.  One speaker […]