Rivian and the Plane

By: Diane Benjamin How about a fun story! I thought about naming it “De Plane De Plane”, but I refrained. Bloomington has some airport/flight enthusiasts, apps are available that show information on flights out of CIRA. One plane that makes frequent flights from CIRA didn’t show any information on the apps. Of course that made […]

Bloomington Bills and Payroll tonight

By: Diane Benjamin https://www.cityblm.org/home/showpublisheddocument/26917/637667133834300000 Payroll shows 887 employees. Remember when Renner constantly reminded us the City only had 650 employees? Some of those 887 are seasonal and maybe part time employees. Below is what the City of Bloomington reported to the Illinois Comptroller as of 4/30/2020. Updated information as of 4/30/2021 should be available in […]

Bloomington tonight

By: Diane Benjamin http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1131&Inline=True Items on the Consent Agenda taxpayers need to know about: 1) The process to replace the Market Street parking garage has started. The existing/new location will also be studied. 2) Replacing O’Neil pool is getting more expensive: 3) If you want Federal Money the feds own you. If you want fewer […]

Normal/Rivian make the New York Times

This version of the article does not require a subscription: https://bdnews24.com/economy/2021/09/13/can-a-green-economy-boom-town-be-built-to-last Title of the story: Can a green-economy boom town be built to last? Many local people are mentioned in the article, click the link to read it yourself! I don’t think the question in the title was answered, it mostly reviews history. It doesn’t […]

Normal: Should you expect property tax rate increases?

By: Diane Benjamin The answer to that question might lie in the Financial Trends and Conditions Reported presented at Tuesday’s Normal Town Council meeting: https://www.normal.org/DocumentCenter/View/19250/2021-Financial-Trend Pensions costs continue to increase and police and fire pension funding level decreased. IMRF is only well funded because they don’t put up with underfunding. (It also covers everybody else […]

The Domestic Enemy: The National Archives!

By: Diane Benjamin This morning Glenn Beck stated on his radio show the National Archives now has a warning label on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Not being one to believe everything I hear, I checked it out. Both documents have warning labels! You can send these American Marxists a comment here: https://www.archives.gov/contact […]

Fibbing Pam Reece?

By: Diane Benjamin Remember the sewer receipts fiasco between Normal and Bloomington? Normal finally figured out Bloomington had been collecting money from Bloomington water customers on sewers owned by Normal. It only took Normal 9 years to notice, even though Bloomington had attempted to resolve the issue previously. Stan Nord wondered why the 3/31/21 financial […]

Are Cummings and Hile-Broads Jehovah Witnesses?

By: Diane Benjamin Why did Chemberly Cummings, Julie Hile, and Bob Broad stand for last night’s Pledge of Alliance and not participate? Either they are all members of the Jehovah Witness church who refuse to say the pledge because they consider it idolatry, or they have some other reason. Chemberly Cummings has never said the […]

Normal: Sympathy?

By: Diane Benjamin https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4067 On bills paid tonight that no one is allowed to question, PDF page 13: FYI: Real sympathy is using your money not taxpayer dollars they worked hard to earn. I hope an office collection was taken to reimburse the people who really paid, or the card sent said from: Citizens of […]

Healthcare Right of Conscience Act

Source: https://www.awakeil.com/post/employee-health-rights?postId=24eefabb-afdc-4593-8db5-bdab78b98751 The form below can be downloaded from the link above. This form may be used to stipulate health rights associated with Covid-19 injection and viral testing in the workplace. Borrow the verbiage for your own template if that is preferred. The key state protection that favors employee health rights is known as the […]

Koos goes even farther left

By: Diane Benjamin Packet for Tuesday: https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4067 History moment: Uptown was planned by Doug Farr from Chicago. He is the source of no street parking, just like Chicago. Next Normal was advised by Lyle Sumek, he lives in Florida. He got fired. Tuesday night the Council will approve this: Does Chris Koos keep hiring consultants […]

Is OSF still Catholic?

By: Diane Benjamin See the email below. OSF is demanding all employees be vaccinated. They will no longer recognize a religious or pregnancy deferral for not complying with Pritzker. Question 1 for OSF: Why do you take (illegal) executive orders about healthcare from a morbidly obese governor? Pritzker knows being morbidly obese puts him in […]

Finally the truth

By: Diane Benjamin I’ve been hearing for week about COVID cases raging in other countries among the VACCINATED. Our media claims cases are the fault of the unvaccinated. Finally the truth comes out: https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/it-came-as-a-huge-surprise-most-new-ui-cases-among-fully-vaccinated/article_97e83ef7-06ef-54e4-b5e3-cf9ff5672c93.html Excerpts: I’m still waiting for the truth about those hospitalized. In Israel the majority are vaccinated.

Did you know I can tracks clicks?

By: Diane Benjamin This story was important for you to read: https://blnnews.com/2021/09/01/story-2-americas-future/ Lots of people read it. I hope it shocked you like it shocked me that anyone could write a story claiming capitalism must be destroyed when capitalism is America. Capitalism is merely producing something people want and getting paid for it. The opposite […]

Unit 5 report card

By: Diane Benjamin Yesterday I reported at District 87 only 19% of 8th Graders passed Algebra. 52% of graduates that attended community college had to take remedial courses to learn what District 87 didn’t teach them: https://blnnews.com/2021/09/02/more-on-district-87/ That 52% was from 2018, think the percent is better or worse now after remote learning? How does […]

District 87 survey to replace Barry Reilly

By: Diane Benjamin From the website: https://www.district87.org/Page/1 Link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JQLFB2H The survey has 31 characteristics you think the next superintendent should have. You get to pick 10, comments can also be entered. Two on the list show being “woke” is what they will be looking for if you don’t demand the kids are […]