Evidently minorities can get ID’s

By:  Diane Benjamin For decades Voter ID laws have been blocked because opponents claim the minority vote would be negatively impacted. Either this isn’t true or the State of Illinois is now discriminating against minorities.  January 1st everyone wanting to purchase legal cannabis in Illinois is required to show a government issued ID. Who is […]

Normal Taxpayers fleeced again

By:  Diane Benjamin Surprise surprise! Normal had an agreement with IDOT to build an overhead passenger walkway at their expense: The source for the above is the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by former City Manager Mark Peterson and officials from the State of Illinois and Union Pacific Railroad:  12.6.16_MOU Your elected officials decided a […]

New US GOP Senator grew up by Stanford

Since two people have contacted me with this information today: Kelly Loeffler was appointed by Gov Kemp to fill a seat vacated for heath reasons.  Pro-Life groups are not happy, the Governor tweeted this: Read more about objections to her appointment here:  https://www.lifenews.com/2019/12/02/georgia-gov-brian-kemp-names-planned-parenthood-activist-kelly-loeffler-to-open-senate-seat/?fbclid=IwAR2z7WYzEvi3FZ_zRU-4B3wNoJj5tJjzFghuTWdBNBpgvXN6FucU7BR-OOs Time will tell what kind of Senator she will be, I hear […]

Tired of dead people voting in Illinois?

These people are doing something about it!  There is nothing better than citizen Watchdogs with a lawyer.  Full disclosure – I know the people behind this: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2019 CONTACT: Babette Holder Director of Communications/Social Media E: babetteh@ilpac.org W: ILPAC.org IL State Board of Elections Violates Law Faces Citizen Legal Action Carol Stream, […]

Normal: Outrageous Price!

By:  Diane Benjamin At Monday’s Council meeting at was announced they think the formerly $24,000,000 underpass can be built for $22,000,000.  This Uptown vanity won’t allow a single car to avoid sitting at a crossing waiting for a train to pass.  It won’t stop people from crossing the tracks on foot at other crossings. Compare […]

Normal recap 11/18/2019 Part 1

By:  Diane Benjamin Normal held two meetings last night.  The first one was a Work Session pertaining to the underpass. Public Comment was first: 7:30  Sonja Reece explained why the underpass is essential.  One item she noted was buses from Chicago bringing field trip kids from Chicago need a way to get the kids across […]

Update: Connect Transit’s other vehicles

I have been told the Chevrolet Braun should have been a 2018 Dodge Caravan.  The cost wasn’t included, just this: By:  Diane Benjamin Besides the 39 fixed route buses and 18 Mobility buses, Connect Transit owns other vehicles.  I received this information by FOIA. Fleet info:  https://www.connect-transit.com/about/our_fleet.asp The 4 vehicles they bought this year replaced […]