Why Bloomington-Normal is doomed

By:  Diane Benjamin We live in a capitalist country.  It’s called individual freedom to succeed or fail.  The individual is the most important factor in success, the “collective” has no part in capitalism.  Individuals must be free to make their own decisions.  Capitalism doesn’t see genders, race, sexual orientation or any other tags used to […]

Imagine how many Lifeguards . . .

By:  Diane Benjamin Would you prefer an adequate number of Lifeguards on duty when you take your kids to the pool, or a historic building benefiting one lady? If the taxpayers in Normal knew all the facts concerning the “historic” property at 305 Pine St, they might consider it a waste of their money.  Let’s […]

TIF reporting problems

By:  Diane Benjamin The One Normal Plaza TIF began 10/19/2009.  Luckily, all the TIF reports are on-line.  To make it easy, I posted them all here: 2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 The purpose of a TIF is to cure blighted areas.  The Town gets to keep any increases in property taxes in the […]