Normal doesn’t want wards because of ISU, Bloomington officials elected by IWU

by: Diane Benjamin Normal doesn’t want a ward system because ISU students would make their own ward and therefore have representation on the Council. Bloomington elections, especially the last one, were won because of IWU students.  They worked to elect Mayor Renner and Alderman Scott Black.  Both felt it was great to use the students. […]

Election: Bloomington

There is a clear choice for candidates running for both mayor and alderman in Bloomington.  Most of the current council wants to redevelop downtown Bloomington.  Some candidates have stated in interviews that downtown is the future of Bloomington.  If the wrong people are elected, downtown Bloomington could become “Uptown”. 2 of the mayor candidates have […]

Vetting for Bloomington Mayor

Questions asked of the candidates by UAW Local 2488: 7. If elected, what do you see as the problems in the Mayor’s office and what improvements do you think you could bring? Green: The problem primarily is a lack of leadership in keeping the council and administration moving toward any kind of goal. It’s […]

Main Street Association Debate – Mayor

See the previous post for the Alderman part of the debate: Citizens can not make an informed decisions without attending at least one debate. Mannerisms and tone reveal much more than a printed recap. All 3 were present:  John Hanson, Lex Green, and Tari Renner.  Answers are presented below in the order asked. East Side Bypass […]

Vetting John Hanson-the record

This site will end without your support.  Click here to contribute:   All votes can be accessed at the City of Bloomington website John Hanson’s last meeting was 4/25/11. Below is a summary of votes from January 2009 until Hanson left the Council.  A majority of all votes taken are unanimous,  below are the votes […]

Vetting Tari Renner: Obama

This site will end without your support.  Click here to contribute: by Diane Benjamin You’ve probably seen the picture below. Barack Obama taught the principles of Saul Alinsky in Chicago. Notice the flow chart indicating the flow of money and power out of productive businesses (“CORP”) and into the political class (“MAYOR”). The heading at the top […]