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  • Local GOP Unite to Oppose Obama's Action
    (11/21/2014) Local Republicans sent a joint press release out, calling Obama's executive action to legalize illegal aliens "lawless" and an attempt to bypass congress.GOP Congressmen Rodney Davis, John Shimkus, Aaron Shock, Adam Kinzinger, and Randy Hultgren made the announcement immediately after Obama's address to the nation.Media attention over a divided GOP, at this time, appears to be contrary to fact...
  • Is New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Detroit the "new" Normal?
    (11/21/2014) The town of Normal is drawing inspiration from politically active consultants from big cities to create a new vision for the town. Normal consultant Robert Gibbs from Detroit was honored by the Clinton library and is a new urbanist, Kumar Kintala is from New York City and has an office in Washington DC, Todd Zimmerman is from Clifton New Jersey, and Doug Farr, an Obama supporter, resides in Chicago – all consulting the town of Normal in some capacity. Their services are to consult the town’s lifestyle “master plan” with a focus on urban living and smaller home sizes.How much they expect to charge taxpayers for these services is not known at this timee.
  • Sangamon County Judge to Rule on Pensions
    (11/21/2014) After hearing arguments about the state's massive debt a Sangamon County judge will decide if the state can use that to cut the benefits of retirees...
  • Proposed Underpass for Normal Could Attract Homeless, Criminals
    (11/21/2014) Uptown Normal is considering an underground underpass, instead of an overpass, as originally planned.Chicago based politically active "urban planner" Doug Farr, vice-chairman of the Congress for New Urbanism and planning consultant for the town of Normal, suggested that Normal make the Chicago-like underpass...
  • Bloomington Deputy Coroner Quits
    (11/20/2014) Chief Deputy Coroner Seth Reynolds has resigned suddenly.  One day after showing the new coroner Kathy Davis around he quit.He had worked in the office since 2006 and had recently been promoted to Chief Deputy.  No one seems to know why Reynolds quit.
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