Hypocrisy in Springfield

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday there was an Executive Committee meeting scheduled concerning the problems raised with Automatic Voter Registrations (AVR).  It was cancelled and rescheduled for February 5th. Well, sort of rescheduled.  This is the meeting February 5th: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=0682&GAID=15&DocTypeID=HR&LegID=123394&SessionID=108&SpecSess=&Session=&GA=101 Instead of discussing “glitches” that registered people to vote who aren’t entitled to that privilege, those […]

Sewage Talk

By:  Diane Benjamin Everybody likes to talk sewage!  Sure, let’s call it BNWRD instead:  Bloomington Normal Water Reclamation District. The first plant opened in 1920, prior to that sewage was dumped in Sugar Creek.  That came from a discussion I had yesterday with Randy Stein the Executive Director and Tim Ervin the Asst Executive Director/Admin […]

Carlock: So who is going to watchdog?

By:  Diane Benjamin I could post many stories of government officials arrested for misuse of a credit card.  Once it’s in their pocket they “accidently” use to to fill their car with gas.  Charges for food appear because they are discussing city business with a friend.  Trips that suddenly wouldn’t have been taken without being […]

More on Christmas Presents with Public Funds

By:  Diane Benjamin Just because MANY units of government think they have to right to fork over your money to employees for Christmas that doesn’t mean it’s legal. This time I will steal some quotes from a story the Edgar County Watchdogs just posted: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com-10000-Christmas-Bonus-Lists-Paid-With-Public-Funds Excerpt: As we have previously noted, Christmas Bonuses for public […]