By: Diane Benjamin Follow up to this story, h/t a reader: https://blnnews.com/2022/06/09/you-can-report-to-google/ Many of you did report the fictitious name Google Maps assigned to Veteran Parkway. (I can tell how many people CLICKED the link!) I’m betting Google called somebody at the City of Bloomington and asked for a clarification. Since the City thinks Route […]
By: Diane Benjamin Google has the name of Veterans Parkway wrong, no it hasn’t been changed. See yesterday’s story and update: https://blnnews.com/2022/06/08/is-this-a-joke/ Apple Maps has Veterans Parkway – h/t a reader. Google just has the name wrong, but you can report directly to them. Start by clicking this link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bloomington,+ILemail@example.com,-88.9535708,16.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x880b087039089ac1:0x2e424aa54a23bc1e!8m2!3d40.4842984!4d-88.993721 Your browser may show up […]
Update: Back in 2017 lawmakers did rename part of I55, but it stopped north of Pontiac: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/barack-obama-expressway-illinois/19044/?amp Somebody tell Google! By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bloomington,+ILfirstname.lastname@example.org,-88.9527323,15.92z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x880b087039089ac1:0x2e424aa54a23bc1e!8m2!3d40.4842984!4d-88.993721 Apple maps shows Veterans Parkway! If Veterans is now an Expressway, can we drive as fast as we want.
By: Diane Benjamin Below is a map of Normal’s Uptown TIF. Look at the right side, see the area west of Oak St that is not in the TIF? That is Chris Koos’ 2 businesses, he rents the space. https://mcleanil.devnetwedge.com/parcel/view/1427308009/2020 Why were his two businesses carved out of the TIF boundaries? Because it would be […]
By: Diane Benjamin Sonny’s latest threat after the Dan Ryan was shut down by protesters against gun violence: Who runs Bloomington? Send Tari a thank you message! . . . . . . .
By: Diane Benjamin Downtown businesses didn’t even support the Downtown Bloomington Association. Now the DBA employees are happy City employees complete with higher salaries, benefits and pensions! The Coliseum and the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts (BCPA) were supposed to brings hoards of people downtown. The Visitor’s Center in the McLean County History Museum was […]