BHS – Scoundrels & Liars

By:  Diane Benjamin This BHS and student walkout story is getting more serious. __________________________________ If you missed the previous stories, catch up: https://blnnews.com/2018/03/30/district-87-hiding/ https://blnnews.com/2018/03/22/remember-the-student-walk-out-bhs/ __________________________________ 1) From the District 87 website about FOIA requests:  https://www.district87.org/Page/309 Note:  they want to charge .15 cents for FOIA requests after the first 50 pages. The email below is in response […]

Normal’s employee compensation

By:  Diane Benjamin The Town of Normal finally decided to post some employee compensation:     http://www.normal.org/documentcenter/view/7527 They only included salaries over $75,000, a little over 300 of them.  Since they don’t have many more employees than that, it’s close to everybody. I was looking around on OpenTheBooks.com and found some interesting numbers.  This information comes […]

District 87: Hiding!

By:  Diane Benjamin On March 22nd I wrote about a document handed out to kids at BHS during their student walkout concerning gun violence:   https://blnnews.com/2018/03/22/remember-the-student-walk-out-bhs/ This is the email that made me want to know what the document says: The email says WE will provide copies. Note also the email says the copies were given […]

State Farm: Armed Guards

Another employee told me tonight the guards will be visible Monday. __________________________ By:  Diane Benjamin I’m hearing reports that State Farm will have armed guards at all doors starting today.  Tomorrow a wave of displaced workers starts exiting the company. (Anybody else find it ironic our kids don’t get the same security at school?)  There […]

WGLT finally sees the light?

By:  Diane Benjamin See this recent WGLT story:  http://wglt.org/post/new-documents-link-vague-coliseum-contract-criminal-charges The former Coliseum management could get greatly reduced sentences because the documents WGLT presented prove the City didn’t care – as in David Hales didn’t care.  Hales was paid huge bucks to manage the City, he failed.  I really hope he is called as a witness to […]