Kathleen Lorenz proves why Normal needs Districts

By: Diane Benjamin I hope you listened to at least parts of Kathleen’s interview from this story: https://blnnews.com/2022/08/01/kathleen-lorenz/ Since she explained over and over that she is data-driven and has an analytical engineers mind, I asked her two questions: Kathleen,   I listened to your interview twice only because I was in the car.  I’m […]

Is Normal playing politics?

By: Diane Benjamin The Town of Normal is getting almost $11 million in American Rescue Funds over 2 years. Remember this slide from the Town of Normal Work Session on spending the windfall? https://blnnews.com/2021/12/07/normals-work-session-lack-of-transparency/ See the $3.5 million for the Savannah Green neighborhood. I have a map of that area below, but first you need […]

Queen Reece gets a raise

By: Diane Benjamin As requested by Chris Koos: Of course the bobbleheads will approve the request. Being less than transparent however, this is in the actual ordinance: Unless you read the documentation above carefully, you wouldn’t know Pam’s Salary is now over $200,000 to manage what is in reality a small town. Normal is Ruled […]

Update: Flat out Lie!

I should have read a few more pages before posting this story. See below, Kathleen Lorenz qualifies as a useful idiot. By: Diane Benjamin The two emails in the previous story are from last fall: https://blnnews.com/2021/04/15/more-on-normals-war-with-bloomington/ Those emails prove Normal’s plan to replace Bloomington water at the Rivian plant. Note the date in this email […]

You can’t handle the truth!

By: Diane Benjamin The best line in a really good movie. It applies here. First: I’ve added some email comments from parents to this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/10/parents-your-forum/ The stories are heartbreaking and the actions of school boards, superintendents, teacher’s unions, Pritzker or whoever else is keeping kids from being in school should be considered criminal. They […]

Chemberly isn’t fit to serve

By:  Diane Benjamin Stan Nord has been trying to fix a few things in Normal since before he was elected.  Everybody should know by now the Town has been throwing away taxpayer dollars paying property taxes they don’t owe. Stan has tried to bring some other Council members into the discussion in an attempt to […]