Karyn Smith was a mistake, but . . .

By: Diane Benjamin The Good News is by electing Karyn – RC McBride is no longer on the council! The bad news is she must be a one term trustee if she continues to believe everything she is told instead of searching for truth herself. She was elected to represent the PEOPLE, not the Town. […]

Normal last night – Part 2

By:  Diane Benjamin The reason I love these remote meetings is it’s easy to catch your elected officials proving they don’t care: This is Kathleen Lorenz – 55:42.  The others have similar moments we would never see at a regular Council meeting.  Stan had pulled a water project that was going to be over $400,000 […]

Why recycle?

By:  Diane Benjamin Saturday mornings are a big drop off time for recycling behind the Normal Walmart.  There are two large bins for cardboard – both were 95% full this morning. The one for containers was totally full, the No Bags sign is immaterial evidently. The one for mixed paper had a little room so people […]

Miscellaneous

By:  Diane Benjamin Homeland Security has not issued a valid retainer for Jose Rodriguez.  They knew when they sent one signed by an immigration officer instead of a judge it wasn’t valid in Illinois because former REPUBLICAN Governor Rauner signed the Trust Act. I looked up who voted to make Illinois a sanctuary State, none […]

Recycling? How much ends up in the landfill?

By:  Diane Benjamin It would be nice if everything that could be recycled was.  Normal passed an ordinance mandating recycling for multi family housing.  The joke just might be on the kids who begged the Trustees to pass it.  Their rent will go up and all “recyclables” may end up in the landfill anyway.  Of […]

No money in it: Recycling

By:  Diane Benjamin If money could be made from recycling, Normal wouldn’t have stopping funding drop off locations.. Midwest Fiber wouldn’t let the drop off boxes get stuffed to capacity creating a mess when people just leave the junk outside the bins. I have been dropping of recycling for years behind Walmart in Normal.  These […]

Ecology Action Center is livid

By:  Diane Benjamin The local environmental activists thought they had their plan to force EVERYONE to recycle in the bag.  They spent two years meeting with people they call “stakeholders”.  Even if you did hear about one of their public meetings or hearings, I bet you didn’t go. Details here:  https://blnnews.com/2018/01/06/robustelli-wrong-scritchlow-right/ Their plans to use force […]