New Year for Normal, same old Normal

By: Diane Benjamin The Council isn’t meeting until Tuesday night since Monday is another day off. In case you forgot the show staged at the last Council meeting: (copied from the minutes, PDF page 5) Jodi Pomis, Town of Normal Deputy Clerk and Normal resident addressedCouncilmembers regarding an email that Councilmember Stan Nord sent […]

Planning is about ideology, not about what makes sense!

By:  Diane Benjamin Ever heard “Best Practices”?  Who decides what a “Best Practice” is?  Somebody in New York or California? Isn’t a “Best Practice” what works best for you, your family, your friends, or even your community?  What works in Los Angeles probably isn’t going to work in small town fly over country.  That is […]

Pantagraph and Social media

By: Diane Benjamin Yesterday the Pantagraph printed an editorial called: Commentary: Social media is hurting America, and 2019 is the year we need to do something about it It was supposedly from the Dallas Morning News with no names attached.  Read it here if you missed it: Yes, they claim social media is hurting […]

Mob Rule

By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington is now run by special interest groups.  The Council will pass a Citizens Advisory Board at the next meeting if only to pacify the large crowd that showed up last night and will show at the next meeting to intimidate them. Of course, the Council will pretend to not be intimidated. […]

Coming soon: Utopia Crash

By:  Diane Benjamin Monday night the Bloomington City Council approved this: In case you forgot, the Council approved this payment at the March 27th meeting – PDF Page 253 The documentation for this meeting states the YWCA needs to money to continue operations until the end of their fiscal year.  They are transporting people […]