The Vets don’t agree with Connect Transit

By:  Diane Benjamin At last Monday’s Bloomington Council meeting Ryan Whitehouse, Connect Transit Board Chair, declared transportation to the Veterans Clinic isn’t a problem. Veterans do not agree.  No one coordinated construction of the facility with Connect Transit, Bloomington should have made sure transportation would be adequate.  Economic Development must only  matter downtown. As […]

Connect, the VA Clinic, and Chris Koos

By:  Diane Benjamin Normal Mayor Chris Koos isn’t happy with Stan Nord for doing a video showing how far veterans have to travel to get to the VA Clinic if they ride the bus.  See this story from yesterday: To Koos everything is political.  Koos obviously has no intent of solving problems, this one […]

The VA Clinic and Connect Transit

By:  Diane Benjamin Veterans with any difficulty walking can not take the bus to the new Veterans Clinic in south Bloomington.  Since Connect Transit’s huge buses can not drop them at the door, disabled veterans won’t be able to navigate the snow packed sidewalk to get there. The people willing to die to defend this […]

Veterans are immaterial locally

By:  Diane Benjamin Veterans risk their lives to protect our freedom and liberty.  Locally they have to fight just to not be ignored. 1) Remember the story of the disabled vet with a service dog who just wanted to teach? He is able to teach now and he is assisting with the Veterans Court.  […]