By: Diane Benjamin Stan Nord was on WJBC this morning with Scott Miller. The article below only recaps the conversation they had about Connect Transit. Nord also explained why he paid the tap-on fees instead of filing a lawsuit. The conversation ended with Stan asking both Bloomington and Normal to eliminate their Local Motor Fuel […]
By: Diane Benjamin I still haven’t seen any media coverage of the fire at Lake Bloomington. That would make sense if the loss was inconsequential, but it wasn’t: Source: Fire Inventory by Category Note: The above document contains $6,300 for personal items. The worksheet does not include replacing the building. The City paid $11,500 to […]
By: Diane Benjamin Step back to last Friday – Tari Renner’s Open House. Both WJBC and the Pantagraph had reporters there, they failed to do a story on what happened or Tari’s racist comment. They have now allowed time for Tari to formulate a response. Lost in this conversation are the people who attended to […]
By: Diane Benjamin Tari Renner and his supporters are trying to claim the video I posted of him was taken out of context. Actually, with more context it is worse. Watch the video and listen to the reaction of those present. Tari was smiling, nobody else was.
By: Diane Benjamin I had the unfortunate experience of needing to drive around Bloomington today. I decided to actually look for the Connect Transit flags signifying a stop. Head west on Lincoln from Veterans Parkway. There are so many flags a bus could probably idle between them! The only one I saw that might be […]
Meeting is rescheduled to June 4th. By: Diane Benjamin From the Connect Transit website – they have a monthly meeting scheduled for tomorrow: https://www.connect-transit.com/about/trustees/packet.asp The agenda MUST be posted 48 hours in advance to comply with the Open Meetings Act. It isn’t posted, therefore they must cancel the meeting: Did they fail to post it […]
By: Diane Benjamin Two members of the media were at Tari’s open house last Friday, Maria Nagle from the Pantagraph and Howard Packowitz from WJBC. If the media fails to report news, everyone can pretend nothing happened. Are they protecting Tari? I know every alderman is aware of Tari’s comments. If the public doesn’t demand […]