Update to Illinois’ Vehicle Trade policy

By:  Diane Benjamin See this previous story:  https://blnnews.com/2019/07/19/new-illinois-vehicle-tax-is-class-warfare/ This law goes into effect on January 1st.  It is one of those brilliant government plans that was slipped into a bill before anybody could protest.  It is also one citizens won’t notice until it hits them. The law limits the amount of vehicle trade-in credit allowed […]

New Rivian Story – Automotive News

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/ev-startups-grapple-huge-cash-demands Since most of you are capable of reading, read the article yourself.  This is the most wide-ranging article I’ve seen to date. Automotive News is a more reliable source for information than the press that doesn’t specialize in the auto industry. The road signs have been replaced: Maybe some people can’t read! Do you […]

Did Normal decrease employees?

By:  Diane Benjamin One way Normal has tried to justify problems is to state they had to decrease staff a few years ago. Is that true? Not according to what the Town sent to the Illinois Comptroller’s office:  The warehouse This site was created years ago for citizens.  The format is easier to understand than […]

Normal – Part 4 Connect Transit

By:  Diane Benjamin This will be the final story documenting the Normal council meeting held on 10/7/2019 See the other parts here – they all tie together: https://blnnews.com/2019/10/08/the-normal-circus-last-night-part-1/ https://blnnews.com/2019/10/08/the-normal-circus-last-night-part-2/ https://blnnews.com/2019/10/08/the-normal-circus-last-night-part-3/ The Connect Transit problem is now clear.  The Board, appointed by both mayors, has a mission that doesn’t align with what taxpayers expect a transit […]