A Multi-Sport Complex is laughable

By:  Diane Benjamin It is laughable if government is involved! Normal’s City Manager Pam Reece think there is a need: https://www.wglt.org/multisport-complex-discussion-resume The sports complex will never pay for itself.  That isn’t my opinion, it was the opinion of Sports Facilities Advisory:  https://blnnews.com/2018/07/17/sports-complex-must-be-dead-on-arrival/ Reece claims tourism dollars will flow in! Did they for the Coliseum?  The […]

Did Chris Koos LIE?

By:  Diane Benjamin Remember when the media did a story Chris Koos evidently fed to them about Stan Nord going rogue?  Koos wrote a letter to Tari Renner and the media ended up with it. https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/koos-nord-acted-alone-to-poach-bloomington-business/article_aeff8b7c-78a3-5e32-b1ef-f65e4e81f812.html Let’s start with Koos’ first claim:  a Normal Council member went “lone wolf” to recruit across borders. I had […]

TWO State Farm Lawyers on Council

By:  Diane Benjamin Interfering in the private sector is what local government does best.  Evidently Jenn thinks she can save the State Farm building: Meanwhile other buildings in downtown have been sitting empty for years.  The CII East building is an eyesore Jenn evidently isn’t working on.  The Front and Center building is boarded up.  […]