Normal: Who cares about taxpayers?

By:  Diane Benjamin If you watched the video of last Monday’s meeting, you saw Trustees and a mayor trying to silence the new members:  Stan Nord and Karyn Smith.  Kathleen Lorenz even told them they should sit back and watch how things are done instead of questioning. Below is “how things are done”.  It isn’t […]

Update to the Normal Sign Ordinance story

By:  Diane Benjamin See the original story – it was a guest editorial:  https://blnnews.com/2019/05/16/guest-editorial-normal-needs-to-explain/ It turns out the writer was correct – those “Welcoming Signs” violate the Town code. WGLT has a story quoting Chris Koos claiming the City code needs changed:  https://www.wglt.org/post/koos-neighbor-signs-may-violate-town-code-0 It gets better! The story links a unanimous (!) Supreme Court case […]

Is Mayor Koos ill?

By:  Diane Benjamin Koos posted this on Facebook a little before 4:00 pm: In one brief statement the Mayor of Normal has insulted anyone living in his City who is Pro-Life.  Divider in chief? Chris Koos constantly assaults personal freedoms!  Tax Tax TAX!  The freedom to spend your money where and how you want is […]

Character: Koos vrs Tiritilli

By:  Diane Benjamin As reported yesterday, at Monday’s Normal Town Council meeting Marc Tiritilli asked Mayor Koos about the vacant seat representing Normal on the Connect Transit Board.  Marc claimed he asked for the appointment 5 weeks ago, the seat is still empty at a time it needs filled.  Many citizens are not happy with […]

Swearing in – Normal

By:  Diane Benjamin Unlike Bloomington, the swearing in of the two new members and one returning to the Council in Normal was on video.  All three took an oath to uphold both the Federal Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois. The State in the Illinois version contains this statement which should be […]

Prediction from a reader:

By:  Diane Benjamin If you haven’t already figured it out, a LOT of what I write comes from tips.  Today I received prediction from a reader. Connect Transit has an opening for a board member representing Normal.  Any guesses on who will be appointed? How about RC McBride Mayor Koos made a big point of […]

Normal: Whining and Crying

By:  Diane Benjamin The Normal Town Council meeting last night was over TWO hours long.  Not because there was heavy discussion of spending, it was tribute night for departing Jeff Fritzen and RC McBride.  The election is still stinging the establishment!  The are worried about “the plan” and should be. The $100 a month lease […]