By: Diane Benjamin History isn’t taught anymore, so let me briefly recap. Before America declared that “Rights” come from God, not government, and the people can govern themselves – the entire world was a dark place. Capitalism didn’t exist. The people were government slaves without any possibility of creating a better life for themselves. America […]
By: Diane Benjamin This might be a State-wide policy for hourly employees. I’m positive it happens at ISU. I’ve heard prisons do the same thing, readers can tell me where else it happens. I’ve got the smartest readers on the planet (and no time to research further). The easiest way to describe this is with […]
By: Diane Benjamin A reader sent a Freedom of Information request to ISU for student employees in the offices listed below. This email and document were received from the FOIA officer at ISU: 3 of the students are related to the FOIA officer. Children of ISU employees get 1/2 off tuition too. Only one job […]
By: Diane Benjamin Source: http://www.openthebooks.com/map/?Map=1823&MapType=Heat&Zip=61704 Highest area school district monthly pensions: See others at the link above. . . . .
By: Diane Benjamin http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=21&parent=9539 The award-winning City Manger monthly reports won’t be winning any more awards of they don’t exist. See the link above, nothing has been posted since January. David Hales doesn’t do these reports. The departments compile the information and hand it to Administration. Administration either: hasn’t put it all in a PDF […]
By: Diane Benjamin Central Illinois Arena Management MAY want to settle the case. Their lawyer mentioned it in court after scheduling yet another hearing on May 19th. I get to play lawyer once again and respond to a motion filed by them and one by the City. Ever wonder why justice takes years? Many trees […]
By: Diane Benjamin Lately the City of Bloomington has been raising every fee possible under the theory of “users” should pay for the service. It doesn’t matter that decades of previous spending paid for the service with taxes already collected. Obviously the goal is to Tax more so they can Spend more. Tonight the Council […]