Normal “No Bills” Monday

By:  Diane Benjamin Unlike Bloomington, that now has a financial report to the Council every month, Normal issues a report once a year in September.  They call it a Financial Trends Report.  Do citizens have to wait until September to find out just how bad Revenue is now? The turndown isn’t stopping them from spending […]

Normal: Financial Trends

By:  Diane Benjamin I’ve heard from numerous sources State Farm is not done downsizing their workforce.  If local governments don’t tighten their belts, the flight of residents will do it for them. These numbers were complied from what Normal reported to the Comptroller’s office:  Source: Normal – Warehouse   Note the number of employees.  Remember […]

Is Normal GIVING away property to ISU?

By: Diane Benjamin The Art Gallery in Uptown is on the agenda for Monday: http://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3411 See PDF pages 34 and following. The docs contains very little financial information except what ISU has already paid. It does say the current lease agreement will be extended until February 2020. As I reported in this story: https://blnnews.com/2019/09/03/more-on-the-isu-art-gallery/ The […]