Downtown Bloomington Weed fest

By: Diane Benjamin If the weeds in the planter boxes of the CII East building aren’t bad enough: Just down the street is another weed fest: (h/t a reader) This is the corner of Washington and East Street – directly across from Bloomington’s new “Hub” in the Government Center. The CII East weeds are actually […]

TWO State Farm Lawyers on Council

By:  Diane Benjamin Interfering in the private sector is what local government does best.  Evidently Jenn thinks she can save the State Farm building: Meanwhile other buildings in downtown have been sitting empty for years.  The CII East building is an eyesore Jenn evidently isn’t working on.  The Front and Center building is boarded up.  […]

Mikey – Part 2

By:  Diane Benjamin Another hearing was held yesterday to set a date for Michael Cadena to surrender himself and serve his jail sentence.  The date if April 30th. One thing most people don’t know is that Cadena has malpractice case in Federal Court against his former lawyer who failed to tell him (when repeatedly asked) […]

Monday: Boutique Hotel!

By:  Diane Benjamin Monday night the Bloomington City Council will hear a proposal from David Bentley.  He wants to turn the Pantagraph building into a boutique hotel. Tari Renner discussed the idea Tuesday on WGLT:  http://wglt.org/post/bloomington-mayor-cautious-about-potential-developer City Manager David Hales mentioned at the last Council meeting Jeff Giebelhausen would also make a presentation.  (https://blnnews.com/2015/10/13/next-monday-your-destruction-continues/)  We […]