Jenn Carrillo: Using the incite violence playbook?

By:  Diane Benjamin Jenn Carrillo gets talking points from the Southern Poverty Law Center.  SPLC is a money making machine promoting personal attacks for money.    https://thefederalist.com/2018/05/07/5-reasons-southern-poverty-law-center-hate-mongering-scam/ See more at the link above.  This organization thrives on hate and violence. Any person or organization that uses the Southern Poverty Law Center as a source for […]

Heartbreaking emails

I redacted the name of the writer because this could have been written by any small business owner.  Note the dates as you read each email.  Large corporations allowed to stay open profited at the expense of your neighbors.  Received by FOIA: Response from Stan Nord: Pam sent this to the Mayor and Council.   The […]

Normal got a free property!

By:  Diane Benjamin I’m reading through 100’s of pages of emails, I will post others at some point.  This one made me stop.  City Manager Pam Reece does updates for the Council.  This excerpt is part of one sent April 25th: Note: John and Marilyn Freese plan to donate the property to the Town of […]

Jessica McKnight needs to read the law!

By:  Diane Benjamin The McLean County Health Department thinks they have the right to shut down businesses.  They don’t.  Pritzker’s expired executive orders are meaningless – they aren’t LAW.  The only authority the Health Department has comes from the courts.  Any pieces of paper they hand out mean nothing. McKnight just closed down the pool […]

Normal: looks illegal!

By:  Diane Benjamin June 1st, Normal Town Council meeting: Hit play – it should start at 1:14:23 with Brian Day, Town attorney. The topic is the sale of the property at 1404 Ft. Jesse.  Brian Day is responding to questions from Stan Nord.  Day attempts to claim selling the property for far less than appraised […]

Looting in Normal, don’t ask questions

By:  Diane Benjamin Videos of the looting at Target are all over Facebook.  Obviously most of the people involved have not been arrested, but worse the videos show police did little to stop it. A resident of Normal had questions – note he sent this email to the entire Council, Mayor and City Manager: Doug […]

Want to see a liar?

Below is an email I received today from the fired/retired Carol Stream Librarian who is possessed with me for some reason – why I have no idea: She hasn’t been on my site for months? My log says otherwise: There were more this morning but I get too many reads to have the history available from […]

Chicago logic

By:  Diane Benjamin The comment below was made by a person with an IP address in Chicago: FACTS: MLK was opposed to violence of any kind.  He trained the protesters who walked with him not to respond to anyone harassing them.  If any got arrested for failing to follow his instructions he refused to bail […]

Another Reason to Home School – White Privilege

By:  Diane Benjamin If you read John Kass’s column from yesterday’s story, he reported all the suburban women with “white privilege” signs in the yards are arming themselves because the looting didn’t stay in Chicago.  https://blnnews.com/2020/06/03/you-are-being-deceived/ Want to know why your kids think socialism is great? Meet Nikki Mauer: https://www.unit5.org/Page/1850 NCHS: Nikki used her Copy […]

You are being deceived

By:  Diane Benjamin Where is the violence across the country happening?  Mostly Democrat run cities frequently with black mayors, black police chiefs, and other black officials.  The violence has nothing to do with justice. Think WHITES aren’t victims of bad cops?  See this video of police killing a WHITE handcuffed man who called them for […]

What was Jenn Carrillo doing?

By:  Diane Benjamin h/t: a reader WGLT was also Live-Streaming the NAACP event.  At almost the end Jenn was on video pulling what appears to be a box of matches from her bag, taking one out of the box, attempting to light it, and then turning her back to the camera. Below are screen shots […]

Dietz: Social Justice is an ISU priority

By:  Diane Benjamin ISU President Dietz spoke at the NAACP rally.  The only video I can find is posted is on the WEEK 25 Facebook page.  Unless you are on Facebook you won’t be able to see it.  He only spoke for a few minutes.  His comments ended with ISU is committed to social justice. […]

Normal last night

By:  Diane Benjamin During the Pledge of Allegiance – the sign is courtesy of Chemberly Cummings: The meeting began with comments from Janessa Williams, chairperson of the Human Relations Board of Normal.  She did denounce the violence. The part of the meeting that should outrage citizens was the selling of the property on Ft. Jesse.  […]

Did Jenn incite violence?

By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington and Normal are preparing for another night of violence.  I know Decatur is busy boarding up their downtown.  Social media claims Walmart in Pontiac was looted today. Jenn posted pretty much the same message on her Facebook page today as on this video, but you need to HEAR her say those […]

Jeff Crabill and State Farm

By:  Diane Benjamin State Farm is currently conducting employee training about participating in protests.  The will fire any employee involved in what they consider uncivil protests.  State Farm has a financial stake since they insure many people and businesses. Jeff Crabill is a lawyer for State Farm.  Even though there was a large gathering yesterday […]

Video: Target

By:  Diane Benjamin Chris Koos was on WJBC this morning saying the police had to stand down because they were outnumbered.  Reports are police vehicles were damaged.  Taxpayers in Normal will get the bill. This was filmed by a person who refused to participate.        

Normal’s latest give-aways

By:  Diane Benjamin Monday night:   http://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3644 1) 1404 Fort Jesse – the property Normal has been paying property taxes on they don’t owe. On the agenda is to sell the prime property to Laura Dolan for $25,000 plus paying the 2019 property taxes.  The assessed value is $90,000.  The Town had previously sold the property […]

Remove Carrillo from office

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday Jenn Carrillo posted this: Jenn Carrillo does not care about the foundations of a civil society:  Rule of Law. She has forfeited her right to serve as a representative of Ward 6 in the City of Bloomington.    The video below was taken by one of the protesters and posted to […]

What you get when good people don’t run and the rest don’t vote

conservativereview.com/justice-george-floyd-7000-black-homicide-victims-every-year Systematic racism does not exist in America as proven above.  There are individual incidents that require the law to hold all accountable.  We are a nation of laws not knee- jerk reactions to move an agenda forward. This is the same guy wanting dangerous criminals released from the County jail so they don’t get […]

BLM, Violence, and Sonny Garcia

By:  Diane Benjamin Officers covering for other officers they know shouldn’t carry a badge and a gun is what led to the death of a black man in Minneapolis.  I doubt there is any person in America that condones what the 4 officers did, especially the three without their knee on the guys neck who […]

Punting to a Tyrant

By:  Diane Benjamin Somewhere I heard it stated:  Illinois will open when the people want it to open.  Your elected officials aren’t going to help, they are bowing before Pritzker’s tyrannical rule. The County Board debated for two hours last night.  Peoria and the other cities who put together the HOI plan have all backed […]

Update:  County Board – 5:30 today

No decisions were made.  After almost two hours of many thinking they have the right to violate the rights of people and businesses, a motion was made to table.  Some republicans voted with the Democrats not to make a decision. Meanwhile, the surrounding states are open. ______________________ By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington and Normal have no […]

COVID-19 voids HIPAA

By:  Diane Benjamin Did you know if you test positive for COVID your rights to privacy will be violated? Even though the McLean County Health Department says to stay home until you have been fever free for 3 days and at least 7 days since symptoms first appeared, Metcom and Bloomington Dispatch will know about […]

Starkly Different Biblical views

By:  Diane Benjamin Last night’s Bloomington City Council meeting was over 3 hours, it included a Township meeting that started at 5:00.  The longest discussion was about the Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Stop for a second and think about this program.  The Feds take your money […]

Bloomington tonight

By:  Diane Benjamin http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1075&Inline=True Delayed because of Memorial Day, tonight’s meeting starts with a Proclamation against gun violence: See the whole document Renner will probably read on PDF page 11.    Note the last 3 words above.  Gun violence isn’t caused by guns, the person holding the gun is the problem.  We don’t value unborn life […]

What about the money Bloomington owes VenuWorks?

By:  Diane Benjamin The City of Bloomington has been paying VenuWorks $4,999.98 sporadically since 2016, payments are marked loan principle.  This story says why:   https://blnnews.com/2016/10/06/so-bloomington-claims/ The short version:  VenuWorks paid John Butler (CIAM) for equipment at the Coliseum.  The City is reimbursing them for that purchase.  The total was $299,999, no interest, payments over 5 […]

Why Normal billed taxpayers $154,120

By:  Diane Benjamin Think all the way back to March 16, 2020.  That was pre-shutdown and the Normal Town Council was still meeting in person.  The staff got raises at this meeting and the Council was forced to approve a site plan for Stan Nord’s property.  It isn’t in Uptown so different rules apply – […]