Everyone will pay for the Underpass

By: Diane Benjamin I posted this story on April 16: https://blnnews.com/2021/04/16/hey-normal/ Since Federal and State grants will be paying for most of Normal’s new FANCY bike trail under the railroad tracks in Uptown, even if you don’t live in Normal you have a right to comment. I wonder if Chris Koos is salivating yet? https://blnnews.com/2021/04/24/what-do-you-call-a-politician-who-votes-his-pocketbook/ […]

What Koos isn’t saying in public

By: Diane Benjamin Last night a debate was held between Normal’s current Mayor, Chris Koos, and his challenger Marc Tiritilli. In 2017 the same two faced off, only 18.2% of registered voters bothered to vote. Think your vote doesn’t mater? Look at this: WGLT has the debate posted on their Facebook page. Tiritilli thinks Normal […]

Pantagraph left a few details out of the Underpass story

By:  Diane Benjamin Normal got a $13,000,000 federal grant to build their underpass:  https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/feds-release-m-for-rail-underpass-at-normal-s-uptown/article_7ce728cf-0d70-5475-8300-3f0e6b7a703a.html#1 The last I heard the town had requested $16 million, Normal taxpayers were suppose to cough up $7,000,000. Since Normal only got $13,000,000 – Normal now needs $10,000,000! Do they have that tucked away in a drawer somewhere (meaning they have […]