The final story for Normal Monday night – Connect Transit

By:  Diane Benjamin Other items from Monday’s meeting could be covered, but I won’t!  Links to all previous stories are here:  https://blnnews.com/2020/07/08/story-6-normal-monday/ Isaac Thorne and Julie Hile made a presentation.  Start with this screen shot: Thorne proved Pritzker’s budget is a joke by relying on a $5 billion bailout from the Feds AND the citizens […]

Jumping around Normal’s meeting

By:  Diane Benjamin Links to the 4 previous stories:  https://blnnews.com/2020/07/08/the-saga-of-mondays-normal-meeting-continues/ Inside information: Rumor (98% confirmed) is Normal was furious with Bloomington when they offered to lease or sell part of Prairie Vista golf course to Fire Juniors for a new soccer field. Prairie Vista already has adequate infrastructure, the new location in Normal doesn’t.  Bloomington […]

Trifecta Koos – now lies

By:  Diane Benjamin This meeting will take more stories to adequately cover what happened last night  This is #3. #1  https://blnnews.com/2020/07/07/koos-i-dont-care-what-a-judge-says/ #2  https://blnnews.com/2020/07/07/is-koos-fit-to-serve-he-forgot-the-words-to-the-pledge/ Numerous people were appointed to boards and commissions.  Koos finally filled the empty seat on the Connect Transit Board.  Tim McCue will represent Normal, the seat has been empty for well over […]

Town of Normal is Hiring!

By:  Diane Benjamin Either Normal is spending money they don’t have because of COVID or they have over-taxed everybody and have a huge stockpile of cash.  Without ISU students revenues have to be down, but Normal is hiring anyway.  I bet they will say:  It is in the budget: DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS […]

Normal will violate the law Monday night

By:  Diane Benjamin The only reason units of government have been allowed to meet on-line instead of in person is because of Gov. Pritzker’s Executive orders:  https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/government/execorders/executive-orders.aspx#y2020 Everything on that page was ruled illegal last Thursday! Pritzker’s authority to act like a dictator expired 30 days after his first proclamation.  He made NO attempt to […]

Covenant Nation

The Pilgrims sailed to an unknown land because they wanted religious freedom, not the state mandated version. The greatest army at the time – the British – weren’t defeated by a bunch of farmers without divine intervention. The Declaration of Indepence, written by Thomas Jefferson, originally contained a line outlawing slavery.  The King of England […]

Darren Bailey won! Pritzker cooked

The Clay County judge ruled today that any orders issued by Pritzker past the 30 days given to him by law are invalid! There are now no limitations on ANYONE in the State of Illinois.  You are open, open, open.  This applies to schools too – Illinois can not require masks. This also voids any […]

Bloomington: 5 years and no news?

By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington bought this property almost 5 years ago just to control who built on it: The address is 807 N Main, the site of the old Mennonite hospital. In May of 2019 the Council voted to list it for sale with Coldwell Banker after they tried to sell it on a national […]

Connect Transit – what electing progressives got you

By:  Diane Benjamin Contract Transit met on 6/23/2020:  Meeting documentation Can supporters of Connect Transit explain why a system of empty buses with deficits that loses close to 1 MILLION every month is a valid use of taxpayer money?  Whatever they say can’t possibly justify this abomination that only gets worse with continued spending on […]

Mom and Dad aren’t necessary

By:  Diane Benjamin Pretending kids don’t need their Mom AND Dad raising them together explains many societal problems.  A mom can’t teach a boy how to be a man.  Girls need their dads to teach them how men are suppose to treat them.  Without these role models as they mature it’s a miracle if paths […]

1st Public School District fights back

By:  Diane Benjamin Hutsonville School District voted unanimously last night to hire Attorney Thomas DeVore for possible litigation.  The Board opposes the “Joint Directives” issued by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) that include wearing masks, temperature checks, and occupancy limits. The Edgar County Watchdogs have video of […]

Pritzker loses, he likely won’t care

By:  Diane Benjamin When it was obvious a judge in Clay County was going to rule against Pritzker’s illegal orders in favor of State Rep Darren Bailey, Pritzker tried to get the case moved to Federal Court.  That judge stalled for weeks but ruled yesterday to send it back to Clay County. A hearing date […]

Illinois needs to tax retirement income

By:  Diane Benjamin Those aren’t my words – Democrat Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs stated that.  Of course he claims only the “high income” earners will be the victims. Since Democrats don’t believe in learning from history, somebody should tell them that people don’t hang around a state to get their money stolen by taxation.  Every […]

Never forget this:

By:  Diane Benjamin Everything happening in the country right now has to do with ONE thing: Presidential Election Democrats have a candidate that doesn’t know where he is most of the time.  They don’t want you to know who will be running the country – it won’t be Biden. Black Lives Matter is just an […]

Nikita: Want to change your post now?

By:  Diane Benjamin The head of the McLean County Democrat Party doesn’t know a boycott is illegal in Illinois.  Committing a felony is a non-issue?  Now you know why laws don’t matter in Illinois – the Democrats have been running the State for decades.  To be fair, I don’t think Connie Beard knew either or […]

That’s a felony Karla Marx

By:  Diane Benjamin Obviously the name is a fake, the police need to find out the real name.  WGLT reported she is afraid for her safety if her real name was known – she should be afraid.  Jail isn’t a fun place I hear. What did she do?  She admitted to creating the “boycott list”.  […]

Press Conference today:

Connie Beard, Chairman of the McLean County Republican Party, is holding a press conference today at noon at the History Museum in downtown Bloomington.  Gathering begins at 11:30. Video is available from Cities 92.9. Connie was awesome Connie will be talking about the business boycott list and the local defund the police movement. Support this […]

Defund Police? This is what it looks like

By:  Diane Benjamin Long time readers will know I’ve mentioned numerous times your local representatives have never been allowed to discuss the role of government.  Discussions of what should be funded and what shouldn’t has never taken place.  Budgets are done by staff with a little Council input on big projects.  They have never discussed […]

Time to go back to meeting in person!

By:  Diane Benjamin Unless the Bloomington City Council hasn’t recently left their homes, there is no reason they can’t meet in public.  Tomorrow marks Phase 4 – 50 people in a room.  Besides, there are several who should be wearing masks in public because they disgrace the office of alderman. Donna Boelen is behind the […]

More on BLM and local Democrats

By:  Diane Benjamin The Facebook discussion between 2 local BLM activists and two members of the local democrat party is worth your time.  See it on the McLean county Democrats Facebook page. Ky Ajayi of BLM made one comparison I find silly, but he was dead serious.  He compared abolitionists to the people who today […]

Remember Sprague’s gas station?

By:  Diane Benjamin Sprague’s is supposedly a Route 66 featured location, in person it is less than impressive.  This building came up during discussions Tuesday night with Town staff about 1 Normal Plaza.  The area residents were less than enthusiastic about the neighborhood attraction, appalled might be a better description. See this story for how […]

Rivian News

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday an on-line story claimed Rivian was consolidating all operations in Irvine California.  It implied production was moving there too.  That story was not correct. What Rivian is doing is moving engineering to California, they will be moving employees from Michigan to Irving.  Some other employees will be transferred to the Normal […]