IML on what Tari did

By:  Diane Benjamin Previous stories: https://blnnews.com/2017/07/30/do-we-have-a-prosecutor/ https://blnnews.com/2017/07/31/tari-responds/ The City of Bloomington pays a small fortune to be members of the IML (Illinois Municipal League) and attend their conferences.  Tari and Jeff Jurgens even spoke last year about the “new media and watchdogs”.  I’m sure they have seen this the below.  It isn’t me accusing Tari […]

Watchdogs respond

By:  Diane Benjamin This is the original post by the Edgar County Watchdogs:  Bloomingtons Mayor Renner Has City Pay For Girlfriends Japan Trip This morning they posted another story – after Tari Renner left his comment on my site.  ( See Tari Responds ) Remember the Pekin Mayor who was convicted of credit card fraud? Read the […]

Tari responds

By:  Diane Benjamin Evidently Tari is still reading this site contrary to his claims.  Or maybe one of his minions contacted him about last night’s story:  https://blnnews.com/2017/07/30/do-we-have-a-prosecutor/ He couldn’t stop himself from calling me a liar and threatening to sue: He fails to explain how the charge for Margot’s ticket got on the PCard statement […]

Do we have a Prosecutor?

This story has been updated several times.  See BlnNews.com for more By:  Diane Benjamin The biggest obstacle to cleaning up the corruption in Illinois is finding a prosecutor.  The Good ‘Ole Boys club is alive and well at all levels.  See this story from the Edgar County Watchdogs:  More Govt Gun Running-We Need Outside Prosecutors […]

Jewel No Longer

By:  Diane Benjamin Occasionally the Bloomington elected are still pretending Bloomington is the Jewel of the Midwest. Ask them why 56.72% of the students in District 87 qualify for free or reduced lunches?  https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/libraries/pdfs/il-nslp-eligibility.pdf What income qualifies? SOURCE Obviously way too many people in Bloomington aren’t able to participate in the Quality of Life they […]

Wind Energy caused White Oak Twp Tax Increase

By:  Diane Benjamin White Oak Township met to raise taxes last night.  They voted by referendum because the Township needs more money.  The Agenda lists the increase “not to exceed” .167%: The reason given for the tax increase is: Wind farm revenue is decreasing!  The State is also late paying Motor Fuel Tax. Not surprising, […]