UPDATE: Normal shut down a local business

See story update: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/02/body-cam-video-at-maggie-mileys-denied/ By: Diane Benjamin A comment made by radio host Steve Suess during his November 21st show needed an investigation. https://www.spreaker.com/user/cities929/november-21-2020 Fast forward to 87:00. Steve talked about an establishment in Normal that was shut down by Normal police for continuing in-door dining. He didn’t ask the owner for permission to use […]

Looting in Normal, don’t ask questions

By:  Diane Benjamin Videos of the looting at Target are all over Facebook.  Obviously most of the people involved have not been arrested, but worse the videos show police did little to stop it. A resident of Normal had questions – note he sent this email to the entire Council, Mayor and City Manager: Doug […]

Normal tickets Redbird fans

By:  Diane Benjamin Last week the Redbirds played a home game.  Fans park on the street when the games are played on the weekends. This game was during the week.  The street signs say no parking on weekdays, but lots of fans parked there anyway.  I’m sure they assumed it was okay since school was […]

Last night: Community Dialogue

By:  Diane Benjamin There must be a good name for the Pantagraph reporting of last night’s event, but I will just call it ridiculous.  “More than a hundred” people attended, yep, more than 100.  If they had bothered to ask, the church’s main floor holds around 310.  Chairs were set up behind the pews and […]

Normal must be desperate for money!

by:  Diane Benjamin I have a friend who works auto claims for one of the big local insurance companies.  He’s been very busy since snow-mageddon hit last weekend.   One of the standard questions he asks is “Did you get a ticket?”.  Even processing Chicago claims, nobody reported getting a ticket.  The police realized the […]