Obama, Congress Owe Snowden Thanks, and a Pardon

Note:  This is from a left-leaning site.  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/obama_congress_owe_snowden_thanks_and_a_pardon_20131028 The comments to the article are worth reading. by:  Robert Scheer Now we know that even the president needs leaks from Edward Snowden to be fully informed about the dastardly acts of his own top spy agency. It was Snowden’s recent revelations that led Obama to order […]

Is Chicago using illegal voting machines?

The need for quality voting systems is universally accepted, but not universally attended to within the election jurisdictions across America. So often we speak of frustration over election security, but our ability to truly touch the system is channeled through the role of poll watchers and election judges. Important roles, but they only cover a […]

The Truth about the Teacher’s Retirement System

and why Gary Niehaus wants to retire early Even if Illinois pension funds see investment returns that exceed expectations, that still won’t be enough to plug the largest fund’s hole. The Teachers’ Retirement System reported its pension underfunding grew to $55.73 billion as of June 30, 2013 — an increase of more than $3.5 billion […]

BCPA – who are they feeding?

by:  Diane Benjamin I reported previously on Like-Kind exchanges at the BCPA.  https://blnnews.com/2013/09/26/proof-wjbc-isnt-real-media/ The BCPA listed like-kind exchanges with both The Garlic Press and Lucca Grill for $2500.  The BCPA would provide advertising in exchange for food supplied by both. I sent the following Freedom of Information Act request to the City of Bloomington: Details […]

Another edition of “Guess who visited this site?”

I can’t tell individuals who read this site, but many large businesses and government agencies reveal their name instead of just the internet provider.  Below is a sample of strange visitors.  Evidently the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Spring Hill Florida liked the last edition.  JP Morgan Chased liked yesterday’s story on the $100,000+ Illinois […]

Memories of How Tom Cross brought Obamacare to IL two years early

by:  Illinois TEA Party Recently, Republican Tom Cross “forgot” that he brought Obamacare to Illinois two years early.  Former GOP Leader Tom Cross is currently running for State Treasurer against  Dupage County Auditor Bob Grogan. Bob Grogan is the DuPage County Auditor, a CPA, and a Certified Fraud Examiner, who has both public and private financial sector experience.  […]