Cost of Living doesn’t affect Normal’s non-union employees

By: Diane Benjamin Both of the pics below are from Normal’s current budget: https://www.normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/18611/Town-of-Normal-Budget-2021-26 PDF page 92 PDF page 375: Want to know what the December 2020 to December 2021 Consumer Price Index is for all Urban Consumers? https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.t01.htm 7% So, while inflation is destroying your household budget, every employee of Normal except Police and […]

Normal vrs Caterpillar

By:  Diane Benjamin March 16:  Normal hands out semi-annual Cost of Living pay increases based on national rates, not local.  They claim the increases are to keep talent.  https://blnnews.com/2020/03/17/normal-a-council-of-frauds/ Keep in mind corona virus was ramping up, ISU had already extended Spring Break.  Pritzker had closed public schools. Announced yesterday: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/caterpillar-employees-will-not-receive-pay-increases-incentives/ You are looking at […]

Tari Renner Fact Check

By:  Diane Benjamin Yes Facts do matter. Tari Renner campaigns using his own: What’s the truth? Comparisons between Normal and Bloomington are not available, but the other cities are. City property tax rates are meaningless to compare because a City with higher Assessed Values doesn’t need a tax rate as high as cities with lower […]

Comparing area cities

It looks like the magazine made a mistake.  They are talking about Springfield, Bloomington was a typo.   By:  Diane Benjamin The following page is from a publication called Decatur Magazine, that’s Decatur Il. I think it is printed every other month.  An acquaintance in Decatur always gives it to me, this page is the […]