Fazzini, Fruin, and Black not working alone!

by:  Diane Benjamin Do the citizens of Bloomington understand the Fazzini plan will allow the Mayor and 3 Alderman to be elected At-Large?  What keeps them from running 4 candidates all from one neighborhood?  Absolutely nothing.  Very transparent Rob! Very bad for the citizens. ISU Political Science Professor Andrew Matthews discussed this on Cities 92.9 […]

Fazzini wants Bloomington to be Normal-here’s what you get:

by: Diane Benjamin In the last City election – April 2013 – Voter turnout in Normal was slightly over 4400 people. Why do very few people in Normal vote? Because their vote doesn’t matter? How many members of the Council were appointed, and since the elections are at-large, name recognition helps them win the next […]

A true and moving Veterans Day story

by:  Carol Davis (West Suburban Patriots) 11/11/13 Veterans Day I bartend part time at a local bowling alley — nice crowd, lots of “regulars”, not very many rowdy drunks, thank goodness. Tonight one of my customers, who happens to be active-duty military and served in the Middle East, did something that I will think about […]

Rob Fazzini verbally abuses a Bloomington citizen

by:  Diane Benjamin Is the behavior of Alderman Rob Fazzini going to be tolerated by the Bloomington City Council? The following email was sent by Rob Fazzini to a citizen who disagrees with his petition drive to change the Bloomington City Council.  Fazzini is condescending and shows contempt for a voter and senior citizen.  The […]

The Bloomington Power grab is NOT GRASSROOTS!

by:  Diane Benjamin Rob Fazzini and Scott Black have been telling people the attempt to change the Ward system in Bloomington is grassroots.  Sorry guys, but you and Jim Fruin are behind this effort.   Since you are members of the Council, this isn’t grassroots.  I have the documents to prove it, want me to […]

McLean County has the 12th highest property taxes in the Illinois!

Illinois has 102 counties! Author Name: Brendan Bond Affiliation: Reboot Illinois How high are your property taxes? Here are the Top 25 median property tax bills by county in Illinois. These figures represent county-wide averages. Tax rates within counties can vary widely by school district and other factors. Top 25 Counties 1. Lake County – $6,285 2. […]

Preventing Stealth Euthanasia

by:  Diane Benjamin Yes death panels exist, and yes Obamacare takes $78 billion out of Medicare.  If you still don’t believe ObamaCare is meant to limit healthcare for the “non-contributing” members of society, then why would Benedictine University hold a conference on Preventing Stealth Euthanasia? Fundamental Transformation.  Die already!

Tell Fazzini, Fruin, and Black to stop the power grab

by:  Diane Benjamin I noticed that Rob Fazzini is no longer calling his takeover of the Bloomington City Council “Transparent Government”.  Nice try though, typical left tactic, kind of like The Affordable Care Act which Democrats knew wasn’t close to affordable for most citizens.  Anybody had their insurance reduced $2500 yet? 2 issues I would […]

Bloomington is getting Obama’d

by:  Diane Benjamin I hear Rob Fazzini already has people going door-to-door getting petitions signed to steal the City Council.  He wants a modified Ward system where some members are elected at large, the remaining Wards would be huge.  The effect is to take away your alderman, the one person who represents your section of […]

Is Mark Kirk capable of being a Senator?

Listen to this short clip and decide: [gigya height=”340″ width=”500″ src=”http://www.iqmediacorp.com/v4_iqmedia_player_v1.58.swf” wmode=”transparent” allowscriptaccess=”always”  allowfullscreen=”true” flashvars=”userId=undefined&IsRawMedia=false&embedId=d2e87c1d-ab8e-4183-b1bf-db90a7f08187&PageName=undefined&EB=false&ServicesBaseURL=2&PlayerFromLocal=False&PlayerLogo=http://www.iqmediacorp.com/Images/PlayerLogo/&autoPlayback=false” ] . . .  

Traditions no longer welcome, a speech unheeded

By State Rep. Tom Morrison  I rise today in support of natural marriage and urge my colleagues to vote no on this measure. This is an extremely emotional issue, however, we must examine this subject objectively, factually, not just with feelings. This issue is NOT just about two adults and their emotional, relational, or financial […]

Skip the party when Gary Niehaus retires

by:  Diane Benjamin Or maybe Mr. Niehaus should foot the bill for his retirement party.  Received under the Freedom of Information Act, this is what Mr. Niehaus has contributed to his Illinois pension: That seems like a lot of money until you realize his pension will pay him back in less than 2 years. I […]

Your future under ObamaCare

by:  Diane Benjamin This information was sent to me.  I blocked out the company name, it’s not important.  The Affordable Care Act affects everyone in America – get ready.  We were lied to by people who never read the bill.  I realize parts are difficult to read, but here’s the message:  “You will be paying more […]

Another reason to #DefundTheGOP

by:  Diane Benjamin The Democrats passed Dodd-Frank in response to the meltdown of 2008.  There wasn’t much in the way of free-market principles in this bill, but they did make an attempt to keep government from bailing out Wall Street.  The GOP House of Representatives just voted to overturn part of the bill, and reports […]

Remember when Barack was cool?

Remember when his first campaign was the new model for campaigning through social media?  Well, he has lost it.  He sent the following email today, but according to the Illinois elections calendar, there are NO elections in Illinois tomorrow!  How many of his uniformed voters are scrambling tonight? Friend — Decisions are made by those […]

Fazzini Hijacks Bloomington-because he can

by:  Diane Benjamin What does a rich retired guy have to do all day?  Plot against the citizens of Bloomington. At the last Council meeting Fazzini suggested Bloomington could issue $500,000 more in bonds to fix sewers, streets, fund pensions, whatever.  He also claimed it wouldn’t affect the City’s credit rating!  Fazzini also suggested raising […]

Open the Books sued Illinois – and WON!

FORCING OPEN THE ILLINOIS STATE CHECKBOOK All public payments since 1996 soon online “We sued because the Comptroller refused to show citizens the state checkbook and the Attorney General refused to do anything about it.” State Capitol Press Conference  January 8, 2013 For The Good of Illinois, Inc v. State of Illinois, Office of Comptroller […]

More expensive to live in Bl-Normal than close cities

by:  Diane Benjamin MANY government agencies in Bloominton-Normal want to raise your taxes.  There is talk about raising Sales Taxes, Utility Taxes, and Gas Taxes.  Some people have compared the Utility tax in Bloomington to other area cities and found it to be lower – so let’s raise it.  Maybe they should consider something else: […]