Bloomington to citizens: Pay for it

By:  Diane Benjamin Remember around a decade ago when taxes you already paid funded garbage service?  The City of Bloomington put trash in an enterprise fund and gradually raised your fees to cover the cost.  All the taxes you used to pay for garbage have been swallowed by the bureaucracy. Meanwhile the Coliseum is an […]

Fact Checking Tari

By:  Diane Benjamin At last Monday’s meeting Mayor Tari Renner mentioned for the thousandth time the City of Bloomington is down 100 employees.  He claims they are doing more with fewer employees. He never mentions that possibly Bloomington at one time had too many employees and couldn’t afford them! I compiled the below from what […]

Streator: Your leaders are getting advice from Bloomington’s Mayor!

By:  Diane Benjamin (living rent free in Tari’s head) https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/10/30/streators-strengths-weaknesses-analyzed-in-study-session/auiei0m/ Quotes: Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner spoke to Streator officials about the city’s future Tuesday night during a planning session for the City Council and its six department heads. Renner said he is blown away by the city’s sense of volunteerism and couldn’t believe the efforts […]