What we learned in 2020

By: Diane Benjamin Covid doesn’t exist at Walmart, Menards, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. It only spreads at establishments with a Liquor License where Tari Renner and Chris Koos can prosecute Pritzker edict non-compliance. If Pritzker’s edicts were law neither Bloomington or Normal would be prosecuting themselves, the State’s Attorney’s office would be filing charges. Tari […]

Kathleen Lorenz Wrong about Indoor Dining Meeting

By: Diane Benjamin After every Council meeting Stan Nord does a video on Facebook to explain what happened. Of course the Town hates the videos because they don’t control what he says. He mentioned the 11/5 indoor dining meeting from this story in his December 21st video: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/30/normal-you-cant-eat-inside-but-we-can/ Obviously the gang met in person and […]

Normal: You can’t eat inside but we can

By: Diane Benjamin The best evidence yet to not re-elect Scott Preston and Chemberly Cummings: While the Town of Normal is determined to put non-compliant restaurants out of business by fining them for not closing indoor dining, staff can eat in a conference room at Town Hall. The Town attorney – Brian Day – who […]

Another group who already knows who they will endorse:

By: Diane Benjamin Since the Carrillo and Crabill socialists are running their own candidates, this group knows which socialists they are going to endorse. They expect other candidates to fill out their questionnaire so the answers can be used against them. Note, they are targeting Bloomington. All the socialists need to completely run Bloomington is […]

Normal Vengeance – Part 2

By: Diane Benjamin Part 1: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/29/normal-vengeance-part-1/ This snip is from the minutes of the September 8. 2020 minutes: https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3759 Obviously Lorenz and McCarthy missed the graphic in Part 1 stating Normal’s priority is to run Water to Rivian. The minutes go on to state this $5,000,000 project would promote economic development, there is no mention […]

Normal Vengeance – Part 1

By: Diane Benjamin Actions by the Town of Normal can only be labeled vengeance using your money for retribution to Bloomington for dissolving Metrozone years ago. This is why all incumbents must be replaced on April 6th. Bloomington currently supplies water to Rivian. In this story is a graphic proving Normal wants to supply the […]

Update to where Normal Employees live

By: Diane Benjamin The FOIA submitted in this story by a citizen in Normal was only for employees that don’t live in Normal: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/14/guess-where-town-of-normal-employees-dont-live/ I submitted a FOIA for all full-time employees. I received a list of 365. (Maybe staff can’t afford to live in Normal) Residency Requirements:

Government is creating this:

By: Diane Benjamin The video below was sent to me by a reader. The original post doesn’t say where this took place: https://www.bitchute.com/video/h491gFFllFBs/ The part you need to see is at 23:00. Business owners are meeting with the like-minded because they have had enough of government telling them when and how they can operate. The […]

1 Year ago-still not fixed

By: Diane Benjamin The Town of Normal has no problem telling citizens to subsidize their pet projects. This story is from a year ago, nothing has changed: https://blnnews.com/2019/12/18/the-property-normal-should-be-paying-property-taxes-on/ 102 W North is rented to Ohmfit and Dan Brady’s campaign office. Rented property is taxable for property taxes, the Town declared this one exempt even though […]

Update: Bloomington: Failure to plan

A reader emailed me about sidewalks. The bigger these trees get the more destruction they will cause! By: Diane Benjamin In my quest to never cross Veterans Parkway unless there is no other choice, I frequently drive on Airport Road and then turn west on College. I have been driving the same route for many […]

Normal Part 2

By: Diane Benjamin Part 1: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/22/im-a-proud-conspiracy-theorist-residents-of-normal-should-be-too/ Remember pre-Stan when meetings lasted about 10 minutes? Last night was close to 3 1/2 hours mostly because items were included that didn’t need to be. The Council heard a report from Beth Whisman concerning how Cultural Arts is surviving COVID. All the the part time staff, around 40 […]

I’m a proud Conspiracy Theorist, residents of Normal should be too

By: Diane Benjamin This meme popped up on Facebook about the same time The Normal Town Council proved it to be true: Start with the Work Session Normal had on December 7th to decide whether to create an ordinance to enforce Pritzker’s non-enforceable Restore Illinois waste of paper. See the video in this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/08/normal-isnt-shutting-down-businesses-for-violations/ […]

Tari is obviously a democrat

By: Diane Benjamin When Republicans are caught doing stupid things they mostly resign and slink away never to be heard from again. When Democrats are caught they blame the messenger. https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/public_safety/renner-wont-comment-on-video-showing-city-inspector-talking-about-tracy-drive-fire/article_60c4ed78-120b-5bdd-b4f1-9bb851cbde5c.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 Case in point is Democrat Mayor Tari Renner. He blames me for reporting but refuses to comment on what was said: Tari: I wasn’t […]

Another Bloomington employee wants housing for the poor burned

By: Diane Benjamin Follow-up to this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/19/oops-did-i-say-that/ A few people have wondered if the video in that story was taken out of context. If you want the 20 minutes before of ceiling shots, people cleaning their cameras, and others jumping in and out I can post it. The meeting was about to start when […]

MORE: Rules for thee but not for me

By: Diane Benjamin Documentation for Town of Normal meeting on 12/7/2020: https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3830 See a problem? Hint: Chris Koos announced on 11/2 that violations of Pritzker’s Restore Illinois would be sent to the Health Department. It was on 11/6 when Pam Reece sent the police to Maggie Miley’s. What violations? Indoor dining! The entire Council was […]

Extortion: Town of Normal

By: Diane Benjamin Monday night Normal’s “professional staff” will present a plan to force their business owners to comply with Pritzker’s edicts. They will say it is the Carrot and Stick approach, but it’s really extortion. I wonder what Pritzker has promised in return for enforcing what can’t be enforced under the law? He knows […]

Equal justice under the law?

By: Diane Benjamin No, this has nothing to do with the election. It does have to do with Judge William Yoder. None of the news stories pertaining to the former Normal Police Officer who admitted stealing $12,000 said who the judge was. The only way I know is from a WGLT picture: https://www.wglt.org/post/former-normal-police-officer-pleads-guilty-theft-case#stream/0 How can […]

Proof Kathleen Lorenz was WRONG

By: Diane Benjamin Follow-up to this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/10/lorenz-how-about-not-believing-everything-you-are-told/ The Town of Normal finally provided the information I requested by FOIA. At the December 7th meeting Lorenz went on a long rant about rumors. It was aimed at a Facebook post by Marc Tiritilli concerning the quality of the water some residents have endured for a […]

More proof Pritzker isn’t using science

By: Diane Benjamin Below is the STATEWIDE outbreak locations for the last 30 days. What’s missing? Restaurants and Bars. No, they aren’t all closed, some municipalities aren’t complying with meaningless Executive Orders and some businesses chose to stay open. They are being targeted because they are easy and without the resources to fight back. If […]

Are Face Masks Effective? The Evidence

Originally published in July, updated December 15, 2020. Think science matters? It doesn’t. An overview of the current evidence regarding the effectiveness of face masks. 1. Studies on the effectiveness of face masks So far, most studies found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, neither as […]


By: Diane Benjamin Congrats to Sen Jason Barickman for standing up to Pritzker yesterday and for small business owners here. We elect representatives to make laws but Governor Pritzker decided he is god and representative government is over-rated. We has forbidden our representatives from having a voice in the affairs of Illinois. It’s almost like […]

Small Business Conference – Covid 19

DECEMBER 17th 600pm – 730pm.This will be a ZOOM meeting. We are hosting a free small business conference to help area businesses affected by Covid 19 restrictions. We hope to provide you with information and knowledge to help you navigate through these uncertain times. Please go to our web site at www.gametimegym.com and register.Register ASAP ZOOM meeting has […]

Update: Guess where Town of Normal employees DON’T live!

The FOIA was only for employees that don’t live in Normal. I will be filing a new one. By: Diane Benjamin This information was received by FOIA – from a citizen of Normal. This is the Executive Staff, 3 were given exemptions, they are required to live in Normal: Employees have to live within a […]

Kathleen Lorenz: Facts do matter

By: Diane Benjamin Problem identified: Kathleen’s facts are right, Stan Nord’s aren’t. Did Kathleen read this story? Her facts were WAY OFF! https://blnnews.com/2020/12/10/lorenz-how-about-not-believing-everything-you-are-told/ Kathy didn’t do any better in an interview with Cities 92.9. She was there to counter an interview Stan Nord did previously. You can listen to it here: https://www.cities929.com/david-paul-blumenshine/ The first topic […]

I wonder how Bloomington and Normal will explain this:

By: Diane Benjamin The Bloomington City Council is meeting Monday night. The ICE hater s will be out in force because Donna Boelen’s council initiative is on the agenda. The far left doesn’t think laws are material to any conversation. http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1098&Inline=True At last Monday’s meeting the City auditor stated Bloomington is paying more than necessary […]

You can’t handle the truth!

By: Diane Benjamin The best line in a really good movie. It applies here. First: I’ve added some email comments from parents to this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/10/parents-your-forum/ The stories are heartbreaking and the actions of school boards, superintendents, teacher’s unions, Pritzker or whoever else is keeping kids from being in school should be considered criminal. They […]