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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BCPA reports FINALLY posted

By:  Diane Benjamin See the reports here:  https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=23615 All of these are new event report postings: 10/22/19  The Phantom Carriage   <$1,438.41>  106 attended, zero for artist fees 11/5/19  The Four Italian Tenors   $7,581.21   308 attended, zero for artist fees 10/20/19  The Carol King Musical  $44,535.44  1113 attended, zero for artist fees 10/25/19  Southern Fried Comedy […]