Fleecing where you don’t notice

By:  Diane Benjamin Both Bloomington and Normal hesitate to raise property tax rates because citizens will notice.  They can keep the rate level and collect more just by increasing  the assessed value of your home.   Illinois has the highest property taxes in the country, if the cities cared their rates would decrease every year because […]

It’s the Lies – too many of them

By:  Diane Benjamin Repeat lies often enough and either some people will believe them – or somebody might check the facts! Let’s check some facts! David Hales and the Coliseum management like to spout economic impact numbers.  If accurate, the City should be swimming in all the new revenue created by the amazing gift thrust […]