Remember McGrath filing false documents?

By:  Diane Benjamin See this Edgar County Watchdogs story for background: http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/09/stanford-village-attorney-falsified-original-easement/ Click on any images below to enlarge. Short recap: A homeowner in Stanford signed a temporary easement for drainage work on his property in 2010.  In 2015 the Village of Stanford attorney, McGrath, filed a document changing the status from temporary to permanent […]

Weekend Fun – + info!

Dear Readers:  This week I broke the record for page views in one day TWICE!  That’s thanks to you for sharing stories.  Today I will also cross a huge milestone for one month! I can’t thank you enough – and NO I don’t collect any money for page views!  (That’s a whole different story that […]

What REAL Journalism looks like

By:  Diane Benjamin Real journalism isn’t dead yet!  The Joliet Herald News just proved it with this story:  http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2017/09/29/da82d31d3ccc4697970889c2a58349a5/index.xml?page=1 This paper isn’t done writing because my interview is not in this story! See this story for context if you missed it this morning:  https://blnnews.com/2017/09/29/hales-if-a-perfect-fit-for-joliet/ Some tasty bits: “That’s the guy you want,” Regis said. “If somebody commits […]

Update: Arraignment Day!

Originally posted on BlnNews :
I was asked by the Sheriff’s department to take the pictures down because they have rules!  Media must be credentialed through a lady at the Pantagraph.  Of course the Pantagraph doesn’t consider me real media, so I was never informed of this credentialing process.   A report is being written and sent…

Update: Arraignment Day!

I was asked by the Sheriff’s department to take the pictures down because they have rules!  Media must be credentialed through a lady at the Pantagraph.  Of course the Pantagraph doesn’t consider me real media, so I was never informed of this credentialing process.   A report is being written and sent to the State’s Attorney […]

Hales if a perfect fit for Joliet!

By:  Diane Benjamin I didn’t think it was possible to find people with even less desire to serve the people they are supposed to represent than the local propagandists.  But, they do exist – in Joliet. Speaking with no facts is acceptable operating procedure. Believing every word uttered by people playing CYA is required.  Then, […]