Bloomington ALDERMEN

By: Diane Benjamin When the WOKE got elected to the Bloomington City Council they hated being called Aldermen. Tari Renner agreed to call them council persons or some silly name. Illinois law: Since the law calls them Aldermen, I refuse to comply with the woke nonsense. Want called something else? Change the law. What does […]

Crabill again: Cut police funding

By: Diane Benjamin Since Jenn Carrillo would have been laughed at, Jeff Crabill was the BLM representative last night. He wanted to approve last years police budget instead of the increased number. State Farm – make sure he doesn’t get a raise this year since he thinks public safety personnel don’t deserve one. The video […]

Since Jenn has no credibility, Crabill was the activist last night

By: Diane Benjamin If you forgot the demands of the local Black Lives Matter group, see them here: https://blnnews.com/2021/03/12/open-season-on-police/ Demands include de-funding the police 50% by 2023. Jeff Crabill took the opportunity last night to oppose the re-appointment of Surena Fish to the Public Safety and Community Review Board (PSCRB) because she dared to oppose […]

Bloomington: Start at the end

By: Diane Benjamin There are kots of other things to cover from the Bloomington City Council meeting last night, but start with comments at the end of the meeting. Mayor elect Mboka Mwilambwe proved he won’t tolerate Jenn Carrillo’s activism against other Council members. No mention was made prior to Mboka’s comments at the end […]

Normal’s “Professional Staff” comedy

By: Diane Benjamin Think Normal isn’t waging a war with Bloomington? Pam Reece sent a letter to Bloomington demanding remittance and answers for non-payment of sewer fees Bloomington has collected on Normal properties: If this doesn’t prove government isn’t efficient or capable, nothing will convince you. Since “at least” 2012 Normal thinks Bloomington has been […]

Guillotine Jenn

By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader Yesterday Jenn Carrillo did a video on her official Facebook page trying to get people to vote. She obviously failed or she never had much support in the first place. Look at the necklace she is wearing: We know Jenn wants to overthrow capitalism, which means overthrowing the country. […]

Marginalize Carrillo

By: Diane Benjamin If the Normal Town Council can marginalize Stan Nord, the Bloomington City Council can marginalize Jenn Carrillo. Every one of her candidates lost Bloomington said loud and clear to socialists: Not In Our Town Carrillo only won her seat by 42 votes. The City saw her antics for 2 years. It has […]

Normal votes for higher taxes

By: Diane Benjamin A whooping 8,480 people bothered to vote in Normal. You get what you vote for – or didn’t vote for at all. Property taxes will go up as well as every other fee. A full service Koos government takes tons of money, he will be getting it from you. The underpass will […]

It’s on!

By: Diane Benjamin If you raced to the polls for national elections and proudly wore your I Voted sticker, your vote barely mattered. Your vote does matter in local elections! Many races today will be won by less than 100 votes. Turnout will be the only deciding factor. The elites and socialists are hoping you […]

Comment from a Gunderson supporter

In case you don’t see the comments on BlnNews.com, here’s one that might epitomize Jackie Gunderson supporters. To vote for a socialist brain cells have to be missing. I do know who made this comment, usually I just file his filth for future reference. This one was too much fun though. My response: Thanks for […]

Normal tonight

By: Diane Benjamin https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3932 Remember this story: https://blnnews.com/2021/04/01/union-hypocrisy/ Plumber and Pipefitters Local 99 wrote a letter to Chris Koos upset a water main project was awarded to an out of town contractor – SNC Construction. Tonight this company is being awarded another contract totaling $610,764.92. The disgusting water is getting fixed: The Water Department’s FY2020-21 […]

Proof: Koos appointments are political

By: Diane Benjamin First, I bet one thing will change when Koos is defeated: Appointments won’t be a secret until after the Council votes to approve them. Bloomington publishes them ahead of time, Normal has to keep their secrets so nobody can object. Remember the March meeting where Stan Nord questioned why appointments were being […]

More proof Normal needs a reset

By: Diane Benjamin It has been obvious for a long time the Town of Normal government exists for itself, not the citizens paying their bills. The last thing Koos and company want is pesky citizens messing up their plans. Chris Koos has stated Council meetings are “business meetings”, he leaves out the part about being […]

ASK for the write-in list

By: Diane Benjamin When you vote you can write-in anybody you want if a line is provided. Your vote will be meaningless if that person didn’t file to run as a Write-In candidate. Many people did file – your polling place is required to provide you with a copy of the write-in candidates if you […]

Brad McMillan – he didn’t know?

By: Diane Benjamin McMIllan has this pinned to the top of his Facebook campaign page: Even though Ray Lahood lied to the FBI, the justice system has laws for the well connected and different laws for the rest of us. Brad McMillan was right by Lahood’s side. He didn’t know Lahood failed to disclose a […]

Renner will be gone, Koos MUST follow

By: Diane Benjamin Anybody remember BN Advantage? It was a huge collaboration of the unelected who got your money to operate. This story explains who: https://blnnews.com/2015/10/29/round-2-bn-advantage/ It would take a lot of research to figure out how much of your money was thrown to this group. This story shows $423,867 just from Bloomington: https://blnnews.com/2019/04/29/bn-advantage-magazine/ Where […]

Union hypocrisy

By: Diane Benjamin I received this letter by FOIA. It is written to Chris Koos on letterhead from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 99: Excerpt – note the date: So, Local 99 is upset with Chris Koos for not awarding the project to a local contractor using local union labor on a Town of Normal […]

Video: Carrillo violence is “righteous rage”

By: Diane Benjamin Keep in mind: That would be campaign Manager for these people: Now listen to Jenn Carrillo saying she won’t condemn violence, what will happen when her candidates lose next Tuesday? The video is from 5/31/2020, Law and Justice Center Black Lives Matter event. It is very short, seconds over a minute. h/t […]

Local BLM endorsements

By: Diane Benjamin First, you need to review what the Local Black Lives Matter group wants: Who are they endorsing, supposedly because a survey they filled out? I wonder if Chris Koos watching Target get looted had anything to do with their decision? Cities that have cut funding to their police departments have seen astronomical […]

Normal’s Hired Lawyer: Elections don’t matter

By: Diane Benjamin WGLT did another hit piece on Stan Nord, but as usual they MISSED the story and left out details: https://www.wglt.org/post/normal-council-member-stan-nord-alleges-discrimination-independent-lawyer-disagrees First, just like the lawyer Normal hired to conduct the assault on Joes Stationhouse Pizza, the results were completely predictable. Second, WGLT claims they obtained a copy of the 7 page page […]

Free pizza today from the socialists

By: Diane Benjamin I heard Jenn Carrillo handed out candy bars to buy votes two years ago. Now it’s pizza. Maybe in two years they will have to move up to ribeye steaks. At least they provided a partial list of candidates who do not believe voters are intelligent enough to know socialism fails every […]

What happened to Koos on the Amtrak Board?

By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader Remember this: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/normal-mayor-chis-koos-nominated-to-serve-on-the-amtrak-board-of-directors/article_e6cd0399-5940-595f-83ce-dc657a026246.html Chris Koos isn’t on the Amtrak Board because he was never confirmed by the Senate: https://www.congress.gov/nomination/116th-congress/1915 Koos will never be on the Amtrak Board unless he is re-nominated. See the explanation for Senate Rule XXXI listed above: Excerpt: The Koos nomination ended in September 2020. Did […]

Press Release: Art Rodriquez

We are 13 days away from a critical election. I first came here in 1961 from Detroit.  My father was a professor at Illinois State University.  I graduated from NCHS back in the last century in 1975.  Time flies.  Later graduated from Western New Mexico University and went on to work for Whirlpool in the Boston […]