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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin 3 seconds that will be a story later this week. Keep in mind the Town of Normal is sponsoring the Chemberly Cummings indoctrination of your kids: https://blnnews.com/2021/09/10/chemberlys-activist-training/
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin Remember when Target was looted back in June of 2020? We’ve never heard a reasonable explanation of why the police didn’t use any force to stop it. Many people have wondered why something as easy as tear gas wasn’t used. We don’t know, Mayor Chris Koos (who was there watching) has only […]
I can’t write about how I felt on 9/11/2001. Memories are still too fresh 20 years later. Terrorists around the world are now stronger than they were before the War on Terror started. Americans have less freedom. We are better than this.
The video is 41 minutes long. Several 911 calls are included and then bodycam from the officers that responded. It is riveting, but it may not be suitable for everyone. I think you have to log into a YouTube account to view it. Create one if you don’t have one, it is worth watching if […]
Leah gave me permission to print the below. We agree completely on how social media and the media are hiding information.
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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin https://www.normal.org/civicalerts.aspx?AID=2350 Training future progressive democrats with your tax dollars:
Flying around I just heard Unit 5 (North West) is COVID testing kids and doing vaccinations. Did the parents consent? Nobody under 30 in McLean County has died of COVID: https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/708/CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 I wonder if taxpayers will be forced to pay for any damages:
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 […]
A person close to me drove by this yesterday and told me how incredible it is. That person didn’t know any details so I searched and found this on Facebook. This is the link referenced in the picture, it’s worth your time: http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2021/Sep/08/NEWS/091321FLAGS/index.html
By: Diane Benjamin How to tell when a Normal Town Council meeting will go bad: Stan Nord is attacked in the first 14 minutes. Of course Nord has a problem with sewer tap on fees, some developers get charged the big bucks and some get by with paying nothing. He didn’t say it, but he […]
By: Diane Benjamin h/t a citizen of Normal The video below starts where Chris Koos is introducing Julie Hile at 2:20:30. He instructs her that she has 3 minutes to speak. Hile starts talking at 2:20:48, she finishes at 2:25:30. Chris Koos: That’s way over 3 minutes. You didn’t stop her, therefore YOU have changed […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Did I hear right from a Unit 5 teacher? A Unit 5 COVID positive teacher came to school without wearing a mask? The entire class is now quarantined?
By: Diane Benjamin The below proves District 87 should concentrate on education instead of social justice. Schools prepare kids to be adults, if they fail the kids have a limited future. There is limited data available for how the kids did academically last year because District 87 (and many others) decided not to participate in […]
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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin Did you agree with Story 1? The article below was included on an email I received by FOIA from District 87. America is a capitalist country where individuals are free to chart their own life. We have stocked shelves because companies want to profit. If there was no financial reward for creating […]
By: Diane Benjamin Readers: Today you must READ. I know in a meme world, short gets read and longer is ignored. Below is the first thing you must read to see the difference in what is being pushed in schools. It was shocking to me and it should be shocking to you, especially if you […]