Ethically challenged Koos

By: Diane Benjamin From a 2014 Pantagraph story titled: Normal gets award for being bike friendly https://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/normal-gets-award-for-being-bike-friendly/article_992c233d-4b52-55bc-88a7-f14cafee5883.html NORMAL — The town of Normal on Tuesday received a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists, joining more than 325 communities from across the country honored by the group. The award recognizes […]

Update:  Six Things To Know

East Washington is getting water, sewer, and road.  $4.3 million, its going to be closed for quite awhile. By: Diane Benjamin 1) A citizens of Normal wants to know how many hours of staff time has been invested in the Underpass project. The Town of Normal claims they don’t keep track. At the last council […]

2 District 87 kids: 1619 Project

By: Diane Benjamin I have a ton of videos from the District 87 Board meeting. I might post more or I might not. They take along time to load! If you want to see some awesome parents who spoke or more of the kids let me know. Below are two of kids who mentioned the […]

More District 87

By: Diane Benjamin I will be posting videos of some of the students who spoke. The 1619 Project is mentioned at least 3 times by them. Unless you know what it is you can not understand the destruction studying it has caused. First it was edited and compiled by a New York Times reporter. If […]

Where’s Jenn?

By: Diane Benjamin According to what Jenn filed when she ran for office she lived here: According to the Coldwell Banker website, sale of this house is pending. All of the pictures show the house empty. It does say there are separate apartments on the first and second floor with both leases expiring on June […]

2 more videos from Dist 87 Board meeting

By: Diane Benjamin If you don’t know Ty Smith you should. He can be heard on Cities 92.9 at 3:00pm on Saturdays. We spoke twice at the District 87 School Board meeting. We has a fascinating story who most people would think should be just another Chicago poor black kid statistic. He refused to accept […]

Walking downtown: Weeds

By: Diane Benjamin I had a little time before going to the District 87 Board meeting, so I walked around downtown Bloomington. The pictures start on Center street, then Front Street to the a short walk past the CII East building, down East street to Washington, and back to Center. There is broken mirrored glass […]

Indoctrination centers: District 87

By: Diane Benjamin I attended the District 87 School Board meeting last night and filmed every one of the 30 speakers. After several parents talked to the Board 2 weeks ago it was obvious kids were recruited to show up and speak. They might have thought it was a good idea, it wasn’t. The kids […]

More Weeds!

By: Diane Benjamin Normal has a park off Constitution Trail called Rosa Parks. https://normal.org/1421/Rosa-Parks Below is what the flowerbed around the sign looks like: (h/t a reader) Those are all weeds, no flowers. Evidently Normal has money to build things, no money to maintain them. Government, either: quit constructing things in a way that requires […]

Downtown Bloomington Weed fest

By: Diane Benjamin If the weeds in the planter boxes of the CII East building aren’t bad enough: Just down the street is another weed fest: (h/t a reader) This is the corner of Washington and East Street – directly across from Bloomington’s new “Hub” in the Government Center. The CII East weeds are actually […]

District 87 Board TONIGHT

The next regular Board of Education meeting will be at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The meeting will be held at the Educational Services Center, 300 E. Monroe Street, Bloomington, IL.  Phase IV limitations are that no more than 50 people are allowed in the Community Room. Masks are required; there is no […]

Zoom could be over

By: Diane Benjamin Chris Koos announced last night the next meeting could be back to in person. Zoom was way more fun except for public comments that couldn’t connect and the “Can you hear me?” chorus. Stan Nord pulled several items from the Omnibus agenda. One was the bills. Koos didn’t want to hear about […]

Underpass: Too late to stop it

By: Diane Benjamin Underpass work session: So far Normal has authorized spending $1.5 million on Phase 1 of the underpass. Chris Koos stated it can not be stopped now because of all the staff time, grants received, and other agencies involved that wouldn’t like Normal backing out now. It almost sounded like Wayne Aldrich (Director […]

Does your employer require you to use your cell phone?

By: Diane Benjamin Nobody reads the lengthy statements before software is downloaded, so you probably don’t know the below. Search: Mobile Device Management (MDM) Here’s one link: https://www.fortinet.com/resources/cyberglossary/mobile-device-management Mobile device management (MDM) is a type of security software that enables organizations to secure, monitor, manage, and enforce policies on employees’ mobile devices.  The core purpose […]

Fake News continues at the Pantagraph

By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader For the latest proof Associate Press is FAKE NEWS, see this headline in today’s newspaper: The press doesn’t bother to read the voting laws states pass, it fits their agenda better to lie. Georgia didn’t limit the right to vote and handing out water and food was only banned […]

Riveting assemblage tonight in Normal?

By: Diane Benjamin Keep in mind many of Normal’s professional staff don’t live in Normal: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/14/guess-where-town-of-normal-employees-dont-live/ They have no reason to keep taxes low, make the roads drivable, or the water drinkable. The Council will be meeting at 5:15 to hear the status of the underpass project. Public opinion is immaterial. The fanciest properties will […]

Will PSCRB/Not In Our Town ignore their own survey?

By: Diane Benjamin The Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) in conjunction with Not In Our Town conducted a survey concerning the Bloomington police and what citizens want in the next police chief. The PSCRB held a meeting Thursday, the survey was discussed. Mike Matejka (who voted yes to building the Coliseum when he […]

Remembering Bruce Meeks

Originally posted on BlnNews :
By: Diane Benjamin Long time followers of the City of Bloomington will remember Bruce Meeks for his frequent public comments. He endlessly fought for transparency. This is Bruce in 2017 at public comment: Bruce was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago. He has been treated in Wisconsin ever since. He…

Smile! A feel good story

By: Diane Benjamin Last year a video was posted to Facebook by the mom of an autistic young man who turned 18. Tyler had been experiencing violent outbursts that required the family to seek the assistance of the Sheriff’s Department many times. His dad reported the deputies were always kind and caring. The family hadn’t […]

Is your school teaching Marxist Social Justice?

By: Diane Benjamin Judicial Watch obtained the below from a Maryland public school. https://www.judicialwatch.org/investigative-bulletin/maga-under-fire-radical-racists-storm-american-education/ Since public schools are controlled by the left, you need to find out if this is being taught to your kids: If you voted for Trump, you are a racist. If you deny white privilege, you are a racist. If you […]

Take this to the next School Board meeting

Masking kids is child abuse. Fauci knew it 15 months ago and let the nonsense continue anyway. District 87 School Board meeting is June 9th: https://www.district87.org/domain/138 The Unit 5 School Board meeting is June 16th:  https://www.unit5.org/cms/lib/IL01905100/Centricity/Domain/79/Board%20of%20Education%20Meeting%20Schedule%202020-2021.pdf Outside of Bloomington-Normal? Check your school’s website. Demand no masks ever!

If you don’t want to be heard laughing, only watch this alone

Looks like all democrats don’t think the same: Council Meeting January 19, 2021 https://youtu.be/uB9SGVWbytI Pritzker Budget talk, June 1, 2021 https://www.facebook.com/GovPritzker/videos/542249500299020 More below. (It could have been longer) Council discussion starts at 1:22 1:59  – Nord – Motion to pay off debt 2:12 – 6-1 vote against paying off debt early. Pritzker and Nord believe paying off […]

What really happened in Tulsa?

The massacre of blacks 100 years ago isn’t taught in schools for one reason: It was committed by the democrat’s enforcement arm: the KKK. Don’t bother trying to claim the two are not connected, comment delete button ready. A project called 1776 Unites has created a two part presentation for teachers. Democrats want to claim […]

The other Assault on your children – take action

By: Diane Benjamin Critical Race Theory isn’t the only destruction being forced on kids. If Governor Pritzker signs SB 818 your kids will be taught sex education in kindergarten. In Illinois kids aren’t allowed to be kids, Illinois democrats wants them sexualized early. Of course Planned Parenthood supported this bill, they will make money because […]

Weekend in Wisconsin

By: Diane Benjamin Gas – Almost 50 cents a gallon less Roads – Mostly Awesome Scenery – gorgeous Masks – almost none, including servers in restaurants Property taxes – much lower Sales Tax rate – the highest is 5.5% Income Tax – progressive rates 3.54% to 7.65 (Why Illinois wins that game) Wisconsin looks good, […]

If you like Dan Brady you can’t keep Dan Brady

By: Diane Benjamin The new district maps are now available. Of course the Democrats drew them behind closed doors with zero transparency. Anybody hear the local democrats objecting like they did to the County District maps? Primary elections will be moved to June 28. It makes no sense to hold a primary 7-8 months before […]

Critical Race Theory: What it is and how to fight it

Christopher Rufo is in the forefront of exposing this Marxist ideology. Marx believed in class warfare. That wouldn’t work in America where most people believe anyone can succeed, so this theory is attempting to start a race war. The end goal is overthrowing capitalism and the Constitution. It does nothing to uplift minorities! The article […]

Three things you need to know

Rivian deliveries are now delayed until July 1st: https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a36556537/rumor-rivian-r1t-pickup-delayed/ EPA is using fictitious data to claim Global Warming: https://climaterealism.com/2021/05/epas-new-climate-change-indicators-publication-misleads-on-heatwaves/ WEEK TV has a story on Wednesday night’s District 87 School Board meeting, unfortunately no video of the parents speaking but they are in the story: https://week.com/2021/05/26/district-87-parents-voice-concerns-over-covid-rules-and-curriculum-focus/