Gas Station Civil Disobedience

By: Diane Benjamin I hope you aren’t excited by the “plummeting” cost of gas – that is how one local media described the price trend. Plummeting would be back to $3.00 or less as it was before WAR was declared on fossil fuels. Unaffordable everything is a direct result of that war, the poor and […]

Six things you need to know

By: Diane Benjamin 1) A local lawyer left this comment today: 2) The problem with Bloomington’s IT department isn’t old technology. Not knowing where people will look for things is a much bigger problem which makes finding information difficult. Bloomington is currently taking applications from Ward 6 to replace Jenn Carrillo. It should be easy […]

Three hours and twenty minutes!

By: Diane Benjamin Normal has gone from 10 minute meetings with no discussion before spending millions of dollars to bloviating just to hear themselves talk. I can’t possibly recap everything that happened, so I will pick what I think is important. The other media can fill you in on what the Town thinks happened. Last […]

Budget: Problems Identified

By:  Diane Benjamin What did Bloomington citizens tell their elected officials?  Fix the roads and no spending public money on a downtown hotel.  The Mayor and Council heard the same mantra over and over, but did they listen?  Obviously not. Stay with me here . . . I get the same emails from ICMA – International […]

ONE day to higher gas prices!

by:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington’s gas tax goes into effect tomorrow – Four cents more per gallon! Bloomington thinks you should blindly pay any taxes they want you to.  The good news is Normal has NOT passed a Motor Fuel tax! Mayor Koos will try to sneak it in when they think you won’t notice, so […]