By: Diane Benjamin Source: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/interactives/middle-class-metro-map/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email This analysis of incomes was published yesterday by Pew Research. Click on the link above to see an interactive map. This is Bloomington: (it’s easier to read on the link) From 2010 – 2014 Incomes above $124,925 INCREASED 3 points Incomes from $41,641 to $124,924 DECREASED 8 points Incomes below […]
By: Diane Benjamin I have information from a VERY reliable source that the Mitsubishi plant is being sold to a liquidator. They are taking possession of the plant on June 1st. Since there are no current prospective buyers, any providers with equipment inside the plant is being asked to remove it before July 1st. Since […]
The reader was back today (Friday). Say hi everybody! By: Diane Benjamin When traveling overseas trying to buy a company to replace Mitsubishi, you still have to know local news. Reads from today: At least Koos and company know where to find it!
By: Diane Benjamin Congrats Bloomington! Every one of your elected representatives managed to attend the unscheduled Council meeting last night! Normal wasn’t happy when Bloomington announced Kroger was moving down the road and across the street. The story I’ve heard from numerous sources is that David Hales kept it a secret. Normal had NO IDEA […]
By: Diane Benjamin If you don’t pay attention to how Normal and Bloomington operate, once they start talking publicly about anything it’s already a done deal. Both Councils are stacked, so Renner and Koos can easily talk them into the latest declared “best practice”. Independent thoughts are too rare matter. Have some lunch. Here’s what […]
By: Diane Benjamin The One Voice trip has a lot of local people in Washington DC this week begging for money. Here’s a pic of the group with Mark Kirk: Then listening to Dick Durbin: The next one is the most interesting! Who is Julie Hile? See this story: https://blnnews.com/2012/09/13/your-personal-property-rights-hile-group-and-the-town-of-normal/ Hile was a speaker at […]
By: Diane Benjamin Traffic at Bloomington’s library continues to decline, yet plans to expand continue. Why? The answer can be found in NORMAL’s Master plan for Uptown: If you haven’t read Normal’s new plan, here’s a link: Uptown 2.0 Plan (It downloads a PDF instead of linking you to a webpage) The document is the […]