Progressive Julie Hile

By:  Diane Benjamin Ever feel like government is conspiring behind your back to force their agenda on you? They are! Julie Hile is a progressive.  She knows how you should live your life, your opinions are immaterial.  All progressives want to reshape daily life to whatever their vision is.  Hile has a long history of […]

Normal: Part 3 – 5/4/2020

By:  Diane Benjamin Some people are more special than others.  If Koos appoints you to a Board or Commission it’s because your ideology aligns with his.  That is why one Normal seat on the Connect Transit Board is still empty.  Koos must have run out of people who think like him. On the agenda for […]

Too much fun

By:  Diane Benjamin The massive list of Normal’s spending for the last 3 years is a treasure trove of information.  It’s pretty easy to search for questionable spending like the ones below. I search for all expenses marked sponsor, comment with what you think.  I’m sure Normal thinks this is petty cash.  I call it […]

CT Working Group meeting tomorrow

By:  Diane Benjamin The dates and locations seem to keep changing.  Is Connect trying to keep the public from showing up? I hear the consultant won’t be there, did they get fired?  I’m told Julie Hile will be leading, leading to where the Town of Normal and Connect Transit want the discussion to end up? […]

The FOIA Email Treasure Trove

By:  Diane Benjamin It could take a long time to report everything I received with a FOIA of emails between Stan Nord and Normal City Manager Pam Reece.  One thing obvious is she doesn’t approve of Stan looking at what she and the “professional staff” do.  Pam thinks Stan’s job is setting policy, not looking […]

Connect Transit Fools

By:  Diane Benjamin The waste of valuable resources continued in March.  The far right column is year-to-date, 3 months remain in their fiscal year.    https://www.connect-transit.com/documents/April%20Connect%20Transit%20Board%20Packet%204-19.pdf Nobody should be surprised by Mike McCurdy’s comments in the article below.  He is not listening to the people.  He was appointed by Chris Koos who also doesn’t listen […]

Ecology Action Center is livid

By:  Diane Benjamin The local environmental activists thought they had their plan to force EVERYONE to recycle in the bag.  They spent two years meeting with people they call “stakeholders”.  Even if you did hear about one of their public meetings or hearings, I bet you didn’t go. Details here:  https://blnnews.com/2018/01/06/robustelli-wrong-scritchlow-right/ Their plans to use force […]