Instead of getting exercise walking across campus, today’s kids need a bus to the taxpayer subsidized work out facilities and classrooms. An agreement has already been reached or there wouldn’t be a meeting.
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 […]
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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin In Bloomington and Normal government believes they are required to spend your money to create economic development. Peoria evidently doesn’t. Maybe it’s because Peoria is too broke – they have made significant budget cuts. Maybe broke government is the key to allowing the private sector to flourish. See this story: https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191210/kim-blickenstaff-purchases-stake-in-peoria-armory-plans-renovation Excerpts: […]
By: Diane Benjamin A reader emailed me about cannabis legalization. He currently has a medical cannabis card. He tried to purchase a 22 caliber rifle to target shoot with his grandkids about a year ago. He failed the background check because of his medical card. A State cop told him he would not pass the […]
By: Diane Benjamin According to this story: https://blnnews.com/2019/04/25/connect-transit-and-isu-facts/ ISU pays an average of .80 per ride for their students, The Connect Transit-ISU contract expires at the end of this year. I fully expect an emergency meeting since on December 5th the two sides couldn’t agree on what ISU will pay next year. Meanwhile, the ISU […]
By: Diane Benjamin Below is another sheet the participants at the Citizens Summit worked from. Although most of the questions show Normal has no idea what citizens think government should be – Question 5 is especially telling. The person who sent this page to me reported the entire table answered it: NOTHING! The table was […]