More from Back The Blue

John Boch of Guns Save Life posted a nice recap on his website. It includes lots of pics and other information. Click below to see on on his website: PEACEFUL THANKS TO GUNS: Back the Blue in Bloomington sees big pro-police crowd, harassment of attendees entering and arrest of anti-cop heckler . . . . […]

Back the Blue Rally pics

These are just to give you and idea of how many people attended. counting was difficult because people were social distancing. Black Lives Matter only had a handful of people trying to disrupt the rally, we were too far away to hear them. h/t John Boch – Guns Save Life for these pics. h/t Sonny […]

Tomorrow: Back the Police!

There are more people who support the police than don’t. Those who do MUST show up at the rally tomorrow. Rep Darren Bailey will be speaking. Today he is at a rally in Charleston. The loony left is disrupting the event. Tomorrow they will be across the street, security will keep them out of the […]

Nikita Richards should be fired today

By: Diane Benjamin Nikita Richards is not only the chair of the local Democrat Party, she is an employee of the City of Bloomington in Human Resources. Yesterday she posted this on Facebook: Nikita just alienated all 130 Bloomington police officers. Nikita accused every officer of being unprofessional at best and racist at worst. How […]

Cannabis windfall?

By: Diane Benjamin Remember when cannabis was legalized in Illinois? Remember how the point system was suppose to award licenses to those most affected by past drug enforcement policies? https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/10/1/20894020/pot-marijuana-cannabis-shop-dispensary-license-illinois If those “disproportionately” affected planned to profit they thought wrong. Meanwhile local money is spent in Normal, but where does it go? https://www.streetinsider.com/Globe+Newswire/Jushi+Holdings+Inc.+Reports+Second+Quarter+2020+Financial+Results/17293320.html Jushi Holdings […]

Graffiti in Uptown

By: Diane Benjamin According to my millennial interpreter, this means happy and sad at the same time. The symbol is all over Uptown, there are also letters said to be a slur on police. Below are just a few examples: h/t: Two readers Maybe the Marxist teacher running for Bloomington City Council can provide further […]

Boot this Progressive

By: Diane Benjamin Some politicians have a really hard time leaving office. Progressives always have just one more project to complete, and then another, and then another. Progress must be made – problem is it’s “their vision” and not shared by the people paying the bills. Anybody craving an underpass? Chris Koos has joined this […]

Before you believe John Butler:

By: Diane Benjamin John Butler and his lawyers have been telling media John didn’t know his employees were stealing concession money. Evidently he’s such a great guy he agreed to a misdemeanor and paid $450,000 in restitution just because. That of course was after spending who knows how many thousands (hundreds of thousands?) on attorneys […]

John Butler – the Rest of the case

By: Diane Benjamin State’s Attorney Don Knapp just sent me the final documents. The City of Bloomington is getting $430,230. The Illinois Department of Revenue is getting $19,770. That’s where the $450,000 previously reported came from. Butler plead guilty to a Class A misdemeanor for manipulating concessions sales. BMI Concessions, operated by John Butler plead […]

Before anyone considers a mask ordinance – READ this

By: Diane Benjamin I’ve recently done two stories about the City of Leroy considering a mask ordinance. The Council voted it down. See this link: https://blnnews.com/2020/08/18/leroy-dont-trust-your-mayor/ A resident of Leroy received many documents by FOIA. I found this letter from the Police Chief Jason Williamson really good. All units of government considering torturing all their […]

Koos legacy will be tyranny

By: Diane Benjamin If the massive debt and failure to listen to citizens isn’t bad enough, ISU students will remember Mayor Chris Koos thinks he’s a doctor with the right to spew edicts that must be obeyed. He doesn’t, but that doesn’t stop him or the compliant businesses owners terrified of this tyrant. Only the […]

Bloomington: Did the Council just screw you?

By: Diane Benjamin Tari Renner attended the Township meeting held before the Council met at 6:00, but then left claiming he had an appointment. Maybe he didn’t want to discuss a mandatory mask ordinance. Several on the Council would jump at the chance to enforce draconian rules when we know where all the new cases […]

Bloomington Tonight

By: Diane Benjamin Remember: the Coliseum the citizens didn’t want? the first manager and some staff were arrested for stealing your money? the second management company couldn’t meet expectations? the disaster it has been for taxpayers? I hear it has a new manager: Jim Karch. (Demoted Former head of Public Works) Maybe the City Manager […]

UPDATE:  Resign Tari Renner!

The video is from 8/14 – 9 days ago, not a few weeks ago Tari.  Can we had liar to hypocrite. . . By: Diane Benjamin Bloomington’s Mayor Tari Renner is threatening to pull liquor licenses from any establishment that doesn’t follow the COVID rules. Since he isn’t complying, he needs to remove himself from […]

Covid: The visual

By: Diane Benjamin If you listen to the media, COVID is going to kill everyone. Therefore kids can’t be in school and voting has to be by mail. This site has a lot of interesting stats you will never hear from the media – it doesn’t fit their narrative. The rates of people dying from […]

Normal’s painful meeting

By:  Diane Benjamin Chris Koos was sick so Kevin McCarthy acted as Mayor.  No one adds less intensity to doing the people’s business than McCarthy.  Try to stay awake if you watch. New people showed up at Public Comment. A local businessman wanted to know why he wasn’t allowed to participate in the Town picking […]

Bloomington Bozos

By:  Diane Benjamin The Council met for a whopping 16 minutes last night, they didn’t have an Executive Session. Tim Gleason started the meeting with a COVID update.  He claimed cases are up because people have been traveling now and are out and about more.  He ignores the obvious: College kids are back and out […]

Nudists in Danvers

By:  Diane Benjamin (I chose not to print some of his other pics!) If people want to run around naked in Danvers I don’t care.  Note the name though – it’s a FAMILY CLUB! Here’s the problem: There is no State law saying a divorced parent can’t hook up with a new partner who likes […]