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  • What Did It Take to Land Portillo's in Normal?
    The new Portillos in Normal is going to get almost two-million dollars in taxpayer money to move to town. Normal city manager Mark Peterson says Portillos simply wouldn't have come to Normal if not for an incentive package to give them one-point-eight million dollars in sales taxes. The town yesterday announced Portillos will build on the old Motel Six site on Landmark drive, across Veterans Parkway from the WalMart in Normal. Portillos managers hope to break ground in the spring and open sometime in the summer.
  • No State Budget Deal
    Discussion between Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois' legislative leaders regarding a new budget for the state could go into the weekend, even though legislators have concluded their fall veto session.  That's what state Senate President John Cullerton told fellow senators Thursday.  A stopgap budget passed over the summer expires at the end of the year.  Both Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan could call legislators back for a special session before the end of the year.  
  • Connect Transit Avoids a Shutdown
    The Illinois State Comptroller’s Office made a payment to Connect Transit this week which will keep the agency from temporarily suspending bus service for Bloomington-Normal in January...
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  • Morning Buzz 21/2/16 8am
    Trump Has Fun at Thank You Tour–How Normal Landed Portillo’s–Obama’s Secret Deal To Take Refugees Other Countries Won’t Even Touch–Mayors of Sanctuary Cities Would Rather Break the Law to Enable Illegal Immigrants Than Accept Federal Funds to Combat Homelessness and Provide Health Care to Citizens–Jill Steins Recount in WI Nets One Single Vote for Hillary–Christmas Parade
  • Morning Buzz 12/2/16 7am
    Congressman Rodaney Davis–Trump Tour Sound Clips–Your Calls–Dems Throwing Around the Term “White Supremisists” Rather Liberally–Lib Calls to Bitch About Trump and Finds No Safe Space with Tom…Gets a Microagression Instead
  • Morning Buzz 12/2/16 6am
    Mad Dog Gets the Call–Portillo’s–Bus Service–German Town Allowing Sharia Law?–US Makes Secret Deal with Australia to Take 2,00 Hot SPot Refugees–Women to Sign Up For the Draft–As The Stein Turns: Bad News For Jill in PA
  • Morning Buzz 12/2/16 5am
    Eye Opener–What They Said on TV Last Night–What Did It Cost to Land Portillo’s in Normal?–Buses Will Run Until March…Then We’ll Wait for the State Again–Trump’s Thank You  Rally–Your Calls
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