Cancel Culture Back at Bloomington Monday

By: Diane Benjamin A country without history is no longer a country. Since the local socialists want to destroy capitalism, the basis for America, history must be re-written. Instead of studying the foundations of our country and the world it must all be erased. Countries around the world celebrate Christopher Columbus as a great explorer […]

Think this a threat?

By: Diane Benjamin Tweet from Ward 5 socialist candidate Patrick Lawler: Going to go to their homes Patrick? That is what the radical left does – it’s called intimidation! Poor Lawler only got 5 likes to his tweet, here’s who “liked” it, the first two are also candidates: Communists and socialists Don’t forget Lawler is […]

Is Lorenz setting you up for more taxes?

By: Diane Benjamin At Tuesday’s Normal Town Council meeting Kathleen Lorenz asked why the Intergovernmental Agreement with Connect Transit says both Bloomington and Normal are required to review the CT budget yearly. They never do, but it is in the agreement. Kathleen: Maybe because CT loses $1 MILLION a month and local taxes were raised […]

Normal: 10 minutes to 3 hours

By: Diane Benjamin Remember the good ol’ days when nobody on the Normal Town Council questioned anything? Those 10 minute meetings have turned into a “justify staff” fun fest where the formally silent must spew forth speech to squelch what they think are rumors. The Council needs to spend at least half of their time […]

Bloomington: A bunch of white supremacists

By: Diane Benjamin Public comment was only people demanding illegal aliens get the full rights of citizens. At least one comment threatened the Council if they don’t pass a Welcoming Ordinance. Congrats residents! You are labeled racist, a xenophobe, and a white supremist if you don’t agree. One speaker claimed Illinois enacted Home Rule so […]

Not a good idea to text at meetings

By: Diane Benjamin The Executive Committee of the McLean County Board met on January 11th. I received a tip about the meeting. First the members: The tip involved text messages sent by Democrat Laurie Wollrab to (fake) Republican Josh Barnett during the meeting. Barnett is part of the “Responsible Cities Pac” with the leftist elites: […]

A new local millionaire

By: Diane Benjamin Franzetti’s Pantry on East Washington: All I know is the winner is a woman who plays regularly. She won with a $20 scratch off. I hope Illinois has the money to pay her! This happened a couple weeks ago, evidently winning big isn’t news anymore. h/t a reader

The Socialist Team:

By: Diane Benjamin Want the Jenn’s running the Bloomington City Council? Her buddies are running as a team. Here is a little of what you can expect if they win: Must not be too popular, that was the only response. They had to respond to themselves. . . . .

The IL GOP will always be a minority

By: Diane Benjamin It is only a short time before McLean County will be taken over by Democrat Socialists. The Republicans are doing nothing to stop them. The GOP believes in working together. The local democratic socialists don’t want to work together, they want to control everything. McLean County will soon be run just like […]

Koos in campaign mode

By: Diane Benjamin Koos must think lots of people approve of what happened at the US Capital. Hint Chris: They don’t. The videos released over the weekend are outrageous and every participant should be prosecuted. If Koos’s real intent was to vilify the locals who went to DC on January 6th he doesn’t support the […]

Thursday Funny

By: Diane Benjamin Long time readers will recognize ICMA – International City/County Management Association. For close to a year taxpayers have been spared funding trips to conventions they organize because of COVID. ICMA sends out a newsletter everyday with links to stories about the actions of governments around the country and sometimes the world. Member […]

Bloomington: Population vrs Employees

By: Dian e Benjamin Tari Renner has repeatedly said Bloomington cut staff. He doesn’t mention in 2013 they changed how employees are counted. See the footnote at the bottom of the employees list. What we do know is the budget vastly expanded since 2013 and the number of employees has crept up while the population […]

Remembering Bruce Meeks

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 has a very short […]

Warning:

By: Diane Benjamin Do not attend upcoming state capitol protests. This article at the Gateway Pundit explains there is a national alert put out and it smells to me like a false flag or the next step of a playbook to make conservatives look violent and to take away firearms. It only takes a handful […]

More Normal Water Complaints

By: Diane Benjamin Follow up to these two stories: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/02/facebook-post-from-marc-tiritilli-for-mayor-of-normal/ https://blnnews.com/2020/12/17/proof-kathleen-lorenz-was-wrong/ The second story has a link to a FOIA listing complaints from citizens about the water quality in Normal. I spoke with 2 citizens and received a comment from a third that were not on that list as filing a complaint. All three told […]

Socialists attack another business

By: Diane Benjamin When Krystle graduates with a degree in English Literature and can’t find a job, first she will blame capitalism. Second she will expect you to pay off her student loans. Instead of working to make herself marketable, she prefers attacking the owner of a business in Leroy who went on the Cities […]

Bloomington last night-Socialists were absent

By: Diane Benjamin Not wanting to vote against the Welcoming America initiative, Jenn Carrillo and Jeff Crabill were MIA last night. Next week they will present their own Welcoming Ordinance, a parade of illegal immigration supporters will appear. Carrillo sent the below to the aldermen she thought she could influence. Her attempt failed, they all […]

What socialists do

By: Diane Benjamin The local (Democrat) socialists pretend they support the people. They don’t – they only want power. They will use that power to do what socialists always do, punish their enemies. They don’t want to learn or have discussions. They demand you comply or be destroyed. I’m sure you’ve noticed that tactic by […]

Pick a Side

I could post many examples that prove we are in a fight between Good and Evil. Evil is attacking the Bill of Rights and Freedom. If you want to stand with patriots, keep reading. If you want to be on the email list for the group below, email  info@ilpac.org. Illinois Conservative Union is the group […]

Bloomignton 1/11/2021 meeting

By: Diane Benjamin https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=25694 The cost of buying a page for the financial statements keeps going up. See the page on PDF page 14: https://www.cityblm.org/home/showpublisheddocument?id=25360 Why isn’t abolishing the Bloomington Election Commission back on the April ballot? When non-elected officials can’t be held accountable for screwing up elections they need to go. Besides, Bloomington doesn’t […]

Hum . . .

Note the date – November 2nd I filed this FOIA request: I received this response: At least he had a mask on! Maybe he was REALLY hungry, ate by himself, and paid for it himself. . . . . .

Was Jenn beat up?

By: Diane Benjamin Jenn Carrillo posted a video on her official alderman Facebook page yesterday. While listening, all I could think of was what happened to her: What happened to the left side of her face? She didn’t mention it during the video. She talked about the violence in DC, guess she hasn’t heard ANTIFA […]

Our Moron Governor

As Pritzker’s edicts continue to destroy Illinois small businesses, this clown rushed to Twitter to post this: If anyone is impeached, it should be Pritzker. This man has mental problems if he thinks Congress can or should impeach Trump in two weeks. . . . .

Fly on the Wall: Wrong McCarthy

Flying around McLean County Administration I overheard they aren’t on board with divvying up the cost of Normal’s recycling drop boxes 3 ways. Of course Trustee Kevin McCarthy believed the utterings of the City Manager saying an agreement was close. It isn’t. Maybe Pam Reece can explain herself. It will be similar to her claiming […]