Water problems in Leroy!

By: Diane Benjamin Start with the last election. No one who ran for office was contested, one Ward had no candidate. The candidate with the most votes only received 131. Fact: You can ignore politics – politics doesn’t ignore you. Below are the reason for this story: Water quality is monitored by the Illinois EPA. […]

A little more on BNWRD

By:  Diane Benjamin When I talked to Randy Stein and Tim Irvin they provided more information I haven’t written yet.  See this story:  https://blnnews.com/2020/01/30/sewage-talk/ Randy told me at some point, nobody knows when, the IEPA is going to require updates to the plant on West Oakland.  He has no idea what the exact cost will […]

UPDATE: Bloomington failed to recycle!

See the cost in this story:  https://blnnews.com/2018/01/17/the-cost-of-bloomingtons-recycle-failure/ __________________________________ By:  Diane Benjamin I received a tip months ago about the City of Bloomington illegally dumping contaminated dirt, concrete, and other materials they dig up from water main breaks at Lake Bloomington. I did a FOIA request with the IEPA for documents, I received 14.  Since this was […]

That un-used water tower

By:  Diane Benjamin The ONLY reason I know the Bloomington water tower in Normal isn’t used is because I FOIA’d the water flow through all towers.  That one came up -0-:  http://blnnews.com/2015/08/04/more-ineptness/ Information on this tower is close to non-existent.  This waste of money was before the Fire Station #5 fiasco.  I’ve searched the City […]

Two other things on Monday’s Council agenda

By:  Diane Benjamin All information is from the Bloomington packet:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8269 – The City has to pay $10,260 to the IEPA for the Operating Permits violation.  They were sued by the Attorney General – documents are included.  The fine could have been a lot worse.  (Starts on page 50 – use the PDF page numbers) Meanwhile, […]