Unit 5 admits masks on school buses aren’t federal law

By: Diane Benjamin Okay, they claimed the CDC isn’t requiring them, but the truth is school buses didn’t fall under federal law. The Edgar County Watchdogs reported that February 11th: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2022/02/stop-the-misinformation-there-is-no-federal-law-mandating-masks-on-school-buses/?fbclid=IwAR0ci4fILd0ZXXwYn8UyEDy70KqtkHXGODPg-PF9xT7JawyliONo7oqtqfs Unit 5 sent the below to parents: We wanted to update parents on state and federal changes regarding COVID mitigation that transpired over the […]

Bloomington Tonight: could be long

By: Diane Benjamin http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1158&Inline=True Honoring Judy Markowitz didn’t make the agenda for tonight, did they get the message? https://blnnews.com/2022/02/22/slap-in-the-face-to-the-citizens-of-bloomington/ Lots of other things did make the agenda, it could be a long meeting: Presentation by Heartland College President Grant awards for John M Scott Healthcare Trust 2023 Budget Update Presentation of Bloomington Police 2022-2024 Strategic […]

Want another career politician?

By: Diane Benjamin Term limits for Congress is one of the few nonpartisan issues in the country, career politicians are despised by both parties. This is a 2018 survey: https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/408781-americans-tend-to-be-in-favor-of-term-limits-for-most 82% of Americans want a Constitutional Amendment to make term limits in law. So, Scott Preston sent out a press release yesterday with a list […]

Want ethical government?

By: Diane Benjamin The citizens of Clark County Washington had to pass a charter amendment to get an ethics commission: The ethics commission is the result of the charter amendment approved by voters in November that requires the council to adopt an ordinance establishing a code of ethics and penalties for violations of the code […]

What is Springfield working on?

By: Diane Benjamin These bills were mentioned in a newsletter Rep Dan Caukins sent this week. The red are my comments. HB4205 – Loan Repayment Assistance – THIS IS REALLY STUDENT LOAN BAILOUT (Are they hoping borrowers vote democrat in November to get bailed out? You didn’t borrow the money for a college degree, but […]

People who think “Green” is good need facts

https://www.yellowbullet.com/threads/the-embedded-costs-of-going-green.2672148/ Excerpts: What is a battery?’ I think Nicholas Tesla said it best when he called it an Energy Storage System. That’s an important distinction. They do not make electricity – they store electricity produced elsewhere, primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered plants, or diesel-fueled generators. So, to say an EV is a zero-emission vehicle […]

More from the Normal FOIA documents:

By: Diane Benjamin The below is all from an email Pam Reece sent to the Council on January 21, 2022. A vote to rescind the National Fitness Champaign vote never happened even though numerous emails clamed it would, maybe Koos and Reece think it will just go away if they don’t bring it back to […]

The rest of Bloomington from Monday

By: Diane Benjamim From the capital spending plans: Jamie Mathy signaled he is opposed to new subdivisions east of Towanda Barnes Rd and will oppose the spending that allows The Grove to expand when it officially comes to Council. There is a housing shortage but Mathy wants to tell people where they can’t live. Maybe […]

Slap in the face to the citizens of Bloomington

By: Diane Benjamin More on last night’s meeting tomorrow, start with this. Tim Gleason announced last night the Council will consider honorary street names for: (you have to hear it for yourself – 8 seconds) First, Bloomington is completely incompetent at zoom. Tim Gleason is talking, see his face up there anywhere? Hold a meeting […]

Found on the ISU campus

By: Diane Benjamin The author of this email is with the College of Nursing at ISU. I don’t know if this course is required or optional. This is teaching Critical Race Theory: The instructor is also employed at ISU as a specialist in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The goal of the course is to teach […]

Connect Transit pays Proterra for Electric buses

By: Diane Benjamin That amount is far from what the total cost is: PDF page 26 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yp2A-6qp7zjhmjc2XVjk9RPUrY9-yDxx/view Connect thinks you don’t pay Federal or State taxes. No local funds used. (Ha!) https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/report-philadelphias-proterra-fleet-in-complete-shambles/ Excerpt: The entire fleet of Proterra buses was removed from the roads by SEPTA, the city’s transit authority, in February 2020 due to […]

Just an FYI

I have TWO FOIA fail cases against District 87 pending with the Attorney General’s office. It appears Public Access is moving faster than normal on these cases, the information I requested was denied under bogus exemptions. I think they clearly see that! Stay tuned.

What you haven’t heard about the Springfield House tossing Republicans over masks

By: Diane Benjamin Start with this story: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/il-house-expels-9-members-from-chambers-over-masks/ar-AAU1B8Y The House had been meeting for THREE DAYS before Democrat Lakesha Collins decided to make an issue of GOP members not wearing masks. Anybody in the House drop dead in those THREE DAYS Democrats? Jump to this story that lists the names of the Republican who were kicked […]

Pritzker defeated

By: Diane Bernjamin Don’t ever forget what Illinois’s own Justin Trudeau called attorney Tom DeVore: Pritzker calls DeVore a ‘grifter,’ attorney helping parents sue 145 school districts over COVID mandates https://www.week.com/2021/10/21/pritzker-calls-devore-grifter-attorney-helping-parents-sue-145-school-districts-over-covid-mandates/ All DeVore did is read the law and represent parents who wanted their children’s rights respected under the law. Parents Won Children Won Tom […]

Why get vaccinated?

By: Diane Benjamin The Covid vaccine was created for a strain that doesn’t exist anymore. The Illinois Department of Public health numbers prove being vaccinated doesn’t keep you out of the hospital or prevent death. The break-through numbers as of 2/16/2022 are: https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-breakthrough.html As of 12/29/21: https://blnnews.com/2021/12/30/idph-update-breakthrough-cases/ These numbers explain why Joe Rogan was attacked […]

Seeing a pattern?

By: Diane Benjamin 1) The “professional staff” in the Town of Normal cancelled National Fitness Campaign after the Council voted to proceed. Your representatives passed it but are not allowed to un-pass it after learning the vote was under fraudulent circumstances. Staff decided all on their own. 2) Governor Pritzker issued illegal executive orders for […]

Meeting is cancelled! Update: Who needs replaced on the Unit 5 School Board?

Masks are no longer required at Unit 5. From an email sent today: The district is recommending masks be worn as an important COVID mitigation but effective immediately they are no longer required by students, employees, and visitors.  I’m now waiting for discrimination charges from students by teachers who hate seeing faces. Tonight’s meeting will […]

Cassy Taylor fails to respond

By: Diane Benjamin I posted this in an earlier story: I asked the County Administrator TWICE for an explanation. She failed to respond to either request. It appears the County collected a lot more cannabis revenue than they thought they would. The estimates were off by $390,000. The question still remains: Where is that money […]

Normal tonight

By: Diane Benjamin Community Meeting on the Future Uptown Connector / Underpass Project PLEASE TAKE NOTICE a public meeting on the future Uptown Connector/Underpass Project will be held at Normal City Hall, Room 409, 11 Uptown Circle, Normal, McLean County, Illinois at 5 p.m., prevailing time, on the 16th day of February, 2022. The meeting […]

Stealing childhood

h/t a reader Bloom School in Normal sent the following letter to parents: The letter was written before JCAR neutered Gov Pritzker by voiding his continuing illegal edicts. Bloom school thinks the on-going court rulings on masks don’t apply to them. Quote from the letter: In the meantime, our indoor mask policy remains unchanged: Well-fitting […]


By: Diane Benjamin https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2022-02-14/unit-5-school-board-calls-special-meeting-for-wednesday-on-covid-19-rules Repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it? I’m thrilled most parents aren’t experimenting on their kids with a vaccination! Omicron isn’t deadly. Unlike the original Covid it doesn’t attack the lungs. Omicron is providing herd immunity because it isn’t deadly. I know, I have it! It’s wonderful for […]

Toss Barnett GOP

By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader Current Democrat County Board member Sharon Chung announced she is running for the 91st State Rep seat: Proving yet again Josh Barnett is a Republican in name only: https://pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mclean-county-board-member-sharon-chung-running-for-illinois-house-seat/article_68d61f3c-e27b-5305-81ff-e0e133f0c999.html There is a bigger issue however! Chung has Joel Studebaker listed as her Treasurer: https://illinoissunshine.org/committees/34779/ Why did Sharon Chung team […]

A message for schools still masking kids:

Posted on Facebook: Thomas DeVore FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY NOT LEGAL ADVICE A new friend asked what she should say to her board.  If I still had kids in school, and they still required masks, this is what I’d say.  ———————————————————————— While the restraining order can only presently be enforced against school districts named as […]