Part 4: Is Bloomington a Bank?

By:  Diane Benjamin Part 1   https://blnnews.com/2018/12/26/is-bloomington-a-bank/ Part 2  https://blnnews.com/2018/12/28/part-2-is-bloomington-a-bank/ Part 3  https://blnnews.com/2018/12/28/part-3-is-bloomington-a-bank/ One thing I haven’t posted yet is how much Community Block Grant money is loaned out.  The list goes back to 1981, some of them are obviously un-collectible.  Some of the people listed do not appear as owning a home in the County Assessor’s database […]

A Fireman’s story

By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington may have a problem with one of their firefighters.  Unfortunately most of the information I received under FOIA is redacted.  Since he hasn’t been charged or even disciplined, I am withholding his name.  The sources that gave me information claim this isn’t the only problem this guy has had, he just […]

Part 3 – Is Bloomington a Bank?

By:  Diane Benjamin Part 1   https://blnnews.com/2018/12/26/is-bloomington-a-bank/ Part 2  https://blnnews.com/2018/12/28/part-2-is-bloomington-a-bank/ In Part 2 I showed loans made from the General Fund.  How did that happen?  You pay taxes to the City of Bloomington expecting it to be used for essential services.  I doubt anybody pays taxes so their wealth can be redistributed to those who can’t afford […]

Part 2: Is Bloomington a Bank?

By:  Diane Benjamin See Part 1 here:   https://blnnews.com/2018/12/26/is-bloomington-a-bank/ The lists I received by FOIA show 4 types of loans. Deferred loans from the General Fund Loans receiving payments from the General Fund Deferred loans using CDBG money Loans receiving payments made with CDBG money The General Fund is tax money received locally.  CDBG money is […]

State Farm becomes better neighbor!

By:  Diane Benjamin In case you didn’t see the update to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2018/12/21/state-farm-not-a-good-neighbor/ I received a call from a claims supervisor on Christmas Eve.  She had obviously either read or heard about the story. On December 26th I received a call early from the guy I had been working with.  I just signed the release […]

New Years Eve canceled at Arena

By:  Diane Benjamin This event was scheduled last August for New Year’s Eve:     http://www.grossingermotorsarena.com/arena-info/news/article/2018/08/grossinger-motors-arena-to-host-new-years-eve-featuring-hairball The website doesn’t say when or why it as canceled, but it is canceled: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/hairball/event/07005515D35C66E5 A concert is scheduled for January 19th – Old Dominion.   Monster Trucks is coming February 8-10. See upcoming events here:  http://www.grossingermotorsarena.com/events-and-tickets/calendar Hockey doesn’t generate enough money […]