Bloomington Monday 10/12/20

By: Diane Benjamin I hope Jenn Carrillo isn’t too upset the Council is meeting on COLUMBUS DAY. Agenda – pretty light: We get to hear a rousing report adopting the International Building Codes. Hopefully it will be a shortened version of the last Committee of the Whole where it was first presented. Otherwise: While Illinois […]

Update: Ever heard of the Public Building Commission?

Jim Soeldner sent this link to a 2017 Pantagraph story describing the Public Building Commission.  https://www.pantagraph.com/building-blocks-pbc-marks-years-of-construction-projects Evidently they have been violating the Open Meetings Act for years. By:  Diane Benjamin I bet you thought the County was building the addition to the Law and Justice Center.  Remember when your sales tax was raised to fund […]

Skip doing business with Mark Bowers?

By:  Diane Benjamin This pic was not taken at yesterday’s 2nd Amendment Rally, but the rant made by Mark Bowers does refer to Regina Noland’s comments about gun rights in the media.  (Was Mark a troll?) According to his Facebook page, he is an agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Snyder Real Estate. Mark is the guy […]

Mental Health Alert!

By:  Diane Benjamin What sane people lose $961,115.06 in one month and think they deserve more money? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z9J6Y41RLRkSNO-5bQwiJgGr6lSYnpGp/view PDF page 8: Connect Transit! On the Special Meeting agenda for Bloomington Monday: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=15936 Starting on PDF page 17 Ends on page 35 – just something Farnsworth threw together for Connect Transit: The medium brown spot is […]

Rejoice! Headed toward #1

By:  Diane Benjamin When I moved to this area in 1980 if Democrats wanted to get elected they had to run as Republicans.  Nobody here then would ever elect a Democrat.  Some of those “pretend” Republicans are still in office. Today it’s hard to tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans.  Big time Republican Matt […]