County Slate – no wonder Rankin wants out

By:  Diane Benjamin Below are all the people who filed for County offices.  The ones in red boxes will be on the primary ballot, evidently retiring dem party chair Erik Rankin couldn’t stop leftists from competing to see who can be the most extreme.  2 races will have democrat primaries, only one republican.  I wonder […]

What area cities are threatening your safety?

By:  Diane Benjamin Here’s the list:  Danvers, Hudson, Leroy, Arrowsmith, and Gridley What are they NOT doing? Illinois is in the process of switching to Next Gen 9-1-1.  It requires the addresses to be consistent, the Geographic Information System (GIS) system across the County needs to be updated.  Many other rural communities are already in […]

Interest is NEVER part of the cost

By:  Diane Benjamin Projects governments dream up never include the true cost, interest paid for decades could increase the price by 50%.  It could be even worse for Normal because they are paying no principal on many of their bonds – just interest.  Monday night is the semi-annual bond payments approval festivities.  Of course, discussion […]

Want some GOOD NEWS?

By:  Diane Benjamin The Cornbelt Ambucs presented an Amtryke to Tri-Valley High School student Zachary Thorndyke this morning. Zac couldn’t stop smiling! This bike has been customized for Zac.  Ambucs works with a physical therapist so the recipient is not only safe but is able to build strength using it.  Ambucs also works with Easter […]

Worthless campaign promises by Lorenz?

By:  Diane Benjamin When a candidate for office declares what they plan to do if you vote them into office they should actually do it.  Some members of the Normal Town Council have openly criticized Stan Nord for doing just that.  He is accused of playing politics because he isn’t rubber-stamping “the plan”.  He is […]