A City Manager is NOT a CEO

By:  Diane Benjamin Last night’s Normal Town Council meeting will take more than one story. It’s becoming really easy to tell the political leanings of people just through one thing:  Do they put people in boxes? People who lean left, even if they claim to be Republican, segregate people by all possible means:  gender, race, […]

Normal: Pam Reece gets a retroactive raise!

By:  Diane Benjamin https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3554 Monday night: Normal is paying the retro salary from last year’s budget: The population of Normal in 2019 was 54,742, a lot of the population are ISU students.  Even with ISU, Normal is a small town.  Bloomington’s City Manager earns $185,000 to run a larger city:  https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=18082 Pam Reece’s contract expires […]

Why is Mike Matejka involved?

By:  Diane Benjamin Need proof Normal’s spending is to provide union jobs?   Keep reading.  When the private sector isn’t providing jobs, government is the only alternative. Mike Matejka is the Governmental Affairs Director, Great Plains Laborers District Council representing LiUNA locals in central Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Why is Mike Matejka arranging official […]

Koos: Citizen Derangement Syndrome?

By:  Diane Benjamin Chris Koos posted this on Facebook: Other than bad grammer, this statement proves he is clueless.  He has not been paying attention to citizens because he doesn’t want to! Facts Chris: 1 Uptown Circle is a failure because of the ridiculous lease your previous Council approved to get the building built 1 […]