Update: We are at war

Updates: https://blnnews.com/2020/06/15/more-on-the-list/ https://blnnews.com/2020/06/15/did-jenn-make-this-comment/   By:  Diane Benjamin Please read to the bottom and then share  Jenn Carrillo was brought illegally to this country by her parents.  If her parents broke the law to provide a better life for the family that’s understandable.  Jenn isn’t here for a better life however. She is the founder of […]

More Property Taxes Normal Doesn’t Owe

By:  Diane Benjamin Ever heard “Watch the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves”? The Town of Normal is not only not “watching the pennies”, they aren’t watching dollars either.  (YOUR DOLLARS) These bills are “presented” for Monday night – nobody is suppose to ask questions. Start with the One Uptown Circle Rent.  […]

Before you demand police reforms:

By:  Diane Benjamin Before supporting “No Cash Bail” or other reforms to local policing, see who currently resides in the County jail.  These are only the worst accused and convicted offenders.  The jail population has increased recently due to felony looting and destruction of property: 2019 CF 416  Cynthia Baker – convicted of murder, not […]

Don’t forget who won’t let you work

By:  Diane Benjamin Indiana is open.  I know locals who have driven to the Beef House right across the border to sit down for a good meal. Iowa is open for full capacity in-restaurant dining. Wisconsin is open after their Supreme Court ruled the governor’s actions illegal. Illinois has Pritzker’s boot on everybody’s neck, he […]

More emails: Kathleen Lorenz

By:  Diane Benjamin Watch a Normal Council meeting.  Kathleen Lorenz will attempt at least one to convey that Stan Nord has no idea what he’s doing.  In emails she is even worse.  Below are a few choice picks – from FOIA: Response from Kathleen: This issue isn’t dead, I’m just waiting for more information.   How […]

Ironic, isn’t it?

By:  Diane Benjamin One of the demands of Black Lives Matter is to end cash bail.  They want the jails cleared out of murder suspects, armed robbery suspects, rapists – etc.  They don’t think it’s fair for minorities to sit in jail because they can’t afford bail when they haven’t been convicted of anything. That […]

Normal: Systemic waste of your money

By:  Diane Benjamin Two more properties have been identified Normal is paying property taxes on when they should be exempt.  Think there aren’t more? Both of these are vacant lots in 1 Normal Plaza, it appears they were acquired after Nick Africano tore down one of the buildings: The relatively small amount of your money […]

Bloomington Pandering?

By:  Diane Benjamin The left is famous for “never enough”.  Whatever goals they achieve they want more.  The local police were supposedly so bad a civilian police review board (PSCRB) had to be established.  It took forever before they investigated one complaint – they determined the police did nothing wrong.  They had meetings, printed flyers […]

We are not a racist country!

By:  Diane Benjamin How did Barack Obama get elected twice if this country is racist? This video is people most will know talking about racism.  Where are the local black  people standing up to the anarchists in Black Lives Matter?  Yesterday’s event wasn’t led by blacks.  Watch the video, it explains why.   Check out […]

Jenn Carrillo: Using the incite violence playbook?

By:  Diane Benjamin Jenn Carrillo gets talking points from the Southern Poverty Law Center.  SPLC is a money making machine promoting personal attacks for money.    https://thefederalist.com/2018/05/07/5-reasons-southern-poverty-law-center-hate-mongering-scam/ See more at the link above.  This organization thrives on hate and violence. Any person or organization that uses the Southern Poverty Law Center as a source for […]

Heartbreaking emails

I redacted the name of the writer because this could have been written by any small business owner.  Note the dates as you read each email.  Large corporations allowed to stay open profited at the expense of your neighbors.  Received by FOIA: Response from Stan Nord: Pam sent this to the Mayor and Council.   The […]

Normal got a free property!

By:  Diane Benjamin I’m reading through 100’s of pages of emails, I will post others at some point.  This one made me stop.  City Manager Pam Reece does updates for the Council.  This excerpt is part of one sent April 25th: Note: John and Marilyn Freese plan to donate the property to the Town of […]

Jessica McKnight needs to read the law!

By:  Diane Benjamin The McLean County Health Department thinks they have the right to shut down businesses.  They don’t.  Pritzker’s expired executive orders are meaningless – they aren’t LAW.  The only authority the Health Department has comes from the courts.  Any pieces of paper they hand out mean nothing. McKnight just closed down the pool […]

Normal: looks illegal!

By:  Diane Benjamin June 1st, Normal Town Council meeting: Hit play – it should start at 1:14:23 with Brian Day, Town attorney. The topic is the sale of the property at 1404 Ft. Jesse.  Brian Day is responding to questions from Stan Nord.  Day attempts to claim selling the property for far less than appraised […]

Looting in Normal, don’t ask questions

By:  Diane Benjamin Videos of the looting at Target are all over Facebook.  Obviously most of the people involved have not been arrested, but worse the videos show police did little to stop it. A resident of Normal had questions – note he sent this email to the entire Council, Mayor and City Manager: Doug […]

Want to see a liar?

Below is an email I received today from the fired/retired Carol Stream Librarian who is possessed with me for some reason – why I have no idea: She hasn’t been on my site for months? My log says otherwise: There were more this morning but I get too many reads to have the history available from […]

Chicago logic

By:  Diane Benjamin The comment below was made by a person with an IP address in Chicago: FACTS: MLK was opposed to violence of any kind.  He trained the protesters who walked with him not to respond to anyone harassing them.  If any got arrested for failing to follow his instructions he refused to bail […]

Another Reason to Home School – White Privilege

By:  Diane Benjamin If you read John Kass’s column from yesterday’s story, he reported all the suburban women with “white privilege” signs in the yards are arming themselves because the looting didn’t stay in Chicago.  https://blnnews.com/2020/06/03/you-are-being-deceived/ Want to know why your kids think socialism is great? Meet Nikki Mauer: https://www.unit5.org/Page/1850 NCHS: Nikki used her Copy […]

You are being deceived

By:  Diane Benjamin Where is the violence across the country happening?  Mostly Democrat run cities frequently with black mayors, black police chiefs, and other black officials.  The violence has nothing to do with justice. Think WHITES aren’t victims of bad cops?  See this video of police killing a WHITE handcuffed man who called them for […]

What was Jenn Carrillo doing?

By:  Diane Benjamin h/t: a reader WGLT was also Live-Streaming the NAACP event.  At almost the end Jenn was on video pulling what appears to be a box of matches from her bag, taking one out of the box, attempting to light it, and then turning her back to the camera. Below are screen shots […]

Dietz: Social Justice is an ISU priority

By:  Diane Benjamin ISU President Dietz spoke at the NAACP rally.  The only video I can find is posted is on the WEEK 25 Facebook page.  Unless you are on Facebook you won’t be able to see it.  He only spoke for a few minutes.  His comments ended with ISU is committed to social justice. […]

Normal last night

By:  Diane Benjamin During the Pledge of Allegiance – the sign is courtesy of Chemberly Cummings: The meeting began with comments from Janessa Williams, chairperson of the Human Relations Board of Normal.  She did denounce the violence. The part of the meeting that should outrage citizens was the selling of the property on Ft. Jesse.  […]

Did Jenn incite violence?

By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington and Normal are preparing for another night of violence.  I know Decatur is busy boarding up their downtown.  Social media claims Walmart in Pontiac was looted today. Jenn posted pretty much the same message on her Facebook page today as on this video, but you need to HEAR her say those […]

Jeff Crabill and State Farm

By:  Diane Benjamin State Farm is currently conducting employee training about participating in protests.  The will fire any employee involved in what they consider uncivil protests.  State Farm has a financial stake since they insure many people and businesses. Jeff Crabill is a lawyer for State Farm.  Even though there was a large gathering yesterday […]

Video: Target

By:  Diane Benjamin Chris Koos was on WJBC this morning saying the police had to stand down because they were outnumbered.  Reports are police vehicles were damaged.  Taxpayers in Normal will get the bill. This was filmed by a person who refused to participate.