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. . . . .
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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin Of course you didn’t. At least 50% of Bloomington-Normal won’t know there is an election on April 6th either. If you go to the Bloomington Election Commission website (becvote.org) you still won’t know there is early voting going on now for Ward 7. Five people are running which triggered a primary on […]
By: Diane Benjamin The State of Illinois passed police reforms to make us less safe and coddle criminals. Monday night Jenn wants the Bloomington Council to do the same – make sure you read the fine print: PDF page 24: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1100&Inline=True Estimated cost is ZERO? Who is paying staff for the more than 10 hours […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin The stats below are from the latest Bloomington financial statements: https://www.cityblm.org/home/showpublisheddocument?id=25360 PDF pages 197-198 Lots of other stats are included on the same pages. Below is how the City printed the information instead of going with landscape which would have made it easier to read. Traffic citations are way down. So are […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Illinois Conservative Union is the group […]
By: Diane Benjamin One lesson I learned years ago was: Get the facts before writing If you think facts come from the Main Stream Media you are wrong. They print propaganda for the Democrat Party, not truth. I’ve deleted many comments because quoting their facts is just what media wants you to do. Truth is […]
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 […]
Crime has skyrocketed where these changes have taken place. Evidently Illinois wants the same chaos across the State. Did Democrats oppose the officers who protected Congress this week? Murder won’t be a felony, but officers can be guilty of a felony for doing their job?
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 […]
By: Diane Benjamin Part 1: https://wordpress.com/post/blnnews.com/87480 The biggest problem in Normal is: Who is running the Town. The Council has been told them can’t discuss payments because all of them are in the budget. Slush funds, like the City Manager’s, aren’t listed individually in the budget but still can’t be discussed when they appear on […]
By: Diane Benjamin Town of Normal employees didn’t get Christmas gift cards this year. In 2017 Normal spent $25,048, in 2018 $25,040, in 2019 $23,920. https://blnnews.com/2017/11/20/sit-down-normal/ https://blnnews.com/2018/11/16/normal-taxing-again/ https://blnnews.com/2019/12/23/normal-giving-away-your-money-2/ This year is what citizens who aren’t allowed to work by their government expect: $0.00. More Good News: The far left isn’t afraid to tell you what […]
By: Diane Benjamin Covid doesn’t exist at Walmart, Menards, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. It only spreads at establishments with a Liquor License where Tari Renner and Chris Koos can prosecute Pritzker edict non-compliance. If Pritzker’s edicts were law neither Bloomington or Normal would be prosecuting themselves, the State’s Attorney’s office would be filing charges. Tari […]
By: Diane Benjamin Since the Carrillo and Crabill socialists are running their own candidates, this group knows which socialists they are going to endorse. They expect other candidates to fill out their questionnaire so the answers can be used against them. Note, they are targeting Bloomington. All the socialists need to completely run Bloomington is […]
By: Diane Benjamin The goal of the far left is not to protect anyone – it is to DESTROY the middle class. There is no proof COVID is any more dangerous in a restaurant or bar than it is in Walmart and Lowe’s. I was in a PACKED Meijer last week, not a cop in […]
By: Diane Benjamin Part 1: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/29/normal-vengeance-part-1/ This snip is from the minutes of the September 8. 2020 minutes: https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3759 Obviously Lorenz and McCarthy missed the graphic in Part 1 stating Normal’s priority is to run Water to Rivian. The minutes go on to state this $5,000,000 project would promote economic development, there is no mention […]
By: Diane Benjamin Actions by the Town of Normal can only be labeled vengeance using your money for retribution to Bloomington for dissolving Metrozone years ago. This is why all incumbents must be replaced on April 6th. Bloomington currently supplies water to Rivian. In this story is a graphic proving Normal wants to supply the […]
By: Diane Benjamin The video below was sent to me by a reader. The original post doesn’t say where this took place: https://www.bitchute.com/video/h491gFFllFBs/ The part you need to see is at 23:00. Business owners are meeting with the like-minded because they have had enough of government telling them when and how they can operate. The […]
By: Diane Benjamin LOTS of people have asked me what voting equipment is used locally. McLean County uses Dominion, the City of Bloomington uses ES&S. See this document: This document was sent to me by a friend, the source is the Illinois Board of Elections in Springfield.
A reader emailed me about sidewalks. The bigger these trees get the more destruction they will cause! By: Diane Benjamin In my quest to never cross Veterans Parkway unless there is no other choice, I frequently drive on Airport Road and then turn west on College. I have been driving the same route for many […]
By: Diane Benjamin This meme popped up on Facebook about the same time The Normal Town Council proved it to be true: Start with the Work Session Normal had on December 7th to decide whether to create an ordinance to enforce Pritzker’s non-enforceable Restore Illinois waste of paper. See the video in this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/08/normal-isnt-shutting-down-businesses-for-violations/ […]
By: Diane Benjamin When Republicans are caught doing stupid things they mostly resign and slink away never to be heard from again. When Democrats are caught they blame the messenger. https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/public_safety/renner-wont-comment-on-video-showing-city-inspector-talking-about-tracy-drive-fire/article_60c4ed78-120b-5bdd-b4f1-9bb851cbde5c.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 Case in point is Democrat Mayor Tari Renner. He blames me for reporting but refuses to comment on what was said: Tari: I wasn’t […]
By: Diane Benjamin Follow-up to this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/19/oops-did-i-say-that/ A few people have wondered if the video in that story was taken out of context. If you want the 20 minutes before of ceiling shots, people cleaning their cameras, and others jumping in and out I can post it. The meeting was about to start when […]
By: Diane Benjamin Yes you did Gayle Price! This is what a public servant looks like for the City of Bloomington. Tracy Drive – take note. Don’t miss the snickers from some of the others. Administrative Court – 12/9/2020.
By: Diane Benjamin No, this has nothing to do with the election. It does have to do with Judge William Yoder. None of the news stories pertaining to the former Normal Police Officer who admitted stealing $12,000 said who the judge was. The only way I know is from a WGLT picture: https://www.wglt.org/post/former-normal-police-officer-pleads-guilty-theft-case#stream/0 How can […]
By: Diane Benjamin Below is the STATEWIDE outbreak locations for the last 30 days. What’s missing? Restaurants and Bars. No, they aren’t all closed, some municipalities aren’t complying with meaningless Executive Orders and some businesses chose to stay open. They are being targeted because they are easy and without the resources to fight back. If […]
By: Diane Benjamin Update to Region 2 (McLean County is in it) – Last 30 Days Outbreak Locations: Not listed: Restaurants and Bars. Tari Renner and Chris Koos are prosecuting them anyway for refusing to kneel before Pritzker. Watch the Normal Town Council refuse to make decisions with facts next Monday.
Originally published in July, updated December 15, 2020. Think science matters? It doesn’t. An overview of the current evidence regarding the effectiveness of face masks. 1. Studies on the effectiveness of face masks So far, most studies found little to no evidence for the effectiveness of cloth face masks in the general population, neither as […]
By: Diane Benjamin Congrats to Sen Jason Barickman for standing up to Pritzker yesterday and for small business owners here. We elect representatives to make laws but Governor Pritzker decided he is god and representative government is over-rated. We has forbidden our representatives from having a voice in the affairs of Illinois. It’s almost like […]
By: Diane Benjamin Before Covid restrictions put more businesses with video gaming out of business, the City is taking action. Not to help them stay in business, the Clerk will now allow other businesses to get on a wait list for new licenses. I found it hilarious that previously they thought this was too difficult. […]
DECEMBER 17th 600pm – 730pm.This will be a ZOOM meeting. We are hosting a free small business conference to help area businesses affected by Covid 19 restrictions. We hope to provide you with information and knowledge to help you navigate through these uncertain times. Please go to our web site at www.gametimegym.com and register.Register ASAP ZOOM meeting has […]
By: Diane Benjamin Last Monday Tari Renner was obviously sick on the Zoom Council meeting. Tuesday he announced he tested positive for Covid. He really didn’t like comments about what he said himself – he had symptoms for 13 days during which time he was spotted out and about. TODAY Tari was exercising at the […]
The FOIA was only for employees that don’t live in Normal. I will be filing a new one. By: Diane Benjamin This information was received by FOIA – from a citizen of Normal. This is the Executive Staff, 3 were given exemptions, they are required to live in Normal: Employees have to live within a […]