It’s gone!

By: Diane Benjamin Remember this sign in the middle of the Raab Road? This one is bolted to the road. It’s gone. Normal should be putting up stop signs on the trail, but they won’t. That would make too much sense. Was it a Town snow plow?

Bloomington tonight

By: Diane Benjamin A few choice bills: https://www.cityblm.org/home/showpublisheddocument/27117/637703387304300000 I wonder why the Coliseum is still a separate audit! Still no reports from BCPA events, what are they hiding? I wonder why they paid a whole year instead of monthly? What was investigated? From the meeting agenda: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1137&Inline=True The only problem I have with the Ward […]

MIA Common Sense in Normal

By: Diane Benjamin Instead of expecting people using Constitution Trail to STOP before crossing busy roads, Normal has put the below in the middle of some streets expecting vehicles traveling much faster to slam on their breaks for bikes and pedestrians: Normal has these on Raab, Shelbourne, Lincoln, Willow and Locust. People who don’t drive […]

Miscellaneous Normal

By: Diane Benjamin Numerous items Normal citizens need to know: Below is part of an email written by Stan Nord. The yellow is City Manager Pam Reece’s response to his email. Pam does not understand citizens saw Target being looted and the destruction to police vehicles while the police did nothing. They know Mayor Chris […]

Proving yet again Normal doesn’t want to hear from citizens . . . .

Monday night the Town of Normal is finally “fixing” their Public Comment Policy. The Town is making sure it as difficult as possible for citizens: PDSF page 105: https://www.normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/12612/Council-Packet–PDF Right now citizens aren’t allowed to talk about anything not on the agenda. That was obviously illegal and the Town knew it. Instead of just having […]

The rest of Bloomington last night

By: Diane Benjamin Ward 6 had no representation last night – Jenn Carrillo decided not to show up and nobody said a word about her missing except in Public Comment. Maybe Jenn had to get ready for her court hearing today: She is charged with disobeying a police officer and improper parking on a roadway […]

Normal on fixing West College

By:  Diane Benjamin The purpose of the meeting last night was only to approve the Town’s share of funding so a grant could be obtained to fix West College. The construction includes extending the trail.  No details were allowed to be discussed like how a railroad track would be crossed and still be ADA compliant.  […]