Why wasn’t this on the agenda Bloomington?

By: Diane Benjamin Bloomington will take 2 stories to cover, this is Part 1. Check the Agenda, the below isn’t there: https://d3n9y02raazwpg.cloudfront.net/cityblm/259d37a5-7d4f-11ed-9024-0050569183fa-791fe512-602c-4d20-98c8-ecdbbed39134-1694194607.pdf In lieu of declaring Bloomington a Sanctuary City a few years ago the Council opted to join “Welcoming America”. Bloomington has a website dedicated to Welcoming Week activities coming up : https://www.bloomingtonil.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/28356/637982477484661849 Last […]

County going Blue

By: Diane Benjamin The County Board now has two vacant seats with the resignation of John McIntyre – District 5. The seat vacated by Jeannie Biles – District 8 – hasn’t been filled yet after her resignation in August. Democrat Elizabeth Johnston, currently vice-chair, will be acting chairman until a new election by the Board. […]

Illegal kills another American

By: Diane Benjamin The most under reported statistic is crimes committed by people who illegally crossed the border. Immigration status is rarely reported. h/t a reader A 24 year old women in Springfield was allegedly stabbed to death by her DACA boyfriend. The person who sent this to me claims she worked for Sen Tammy […]

Citizenship in Illinois is meaningless

By: Diane Benjamin Citizenship in America is meaningless as illegals continue to flood the border. They are handed benefits paid for by you. If you haven’t asked yourself why tax dollars are used to house them you probably went to a public school that didn’t teach what immigration as always been: opportunity, not freebies. You […]

Zoning in Normal: Equal enforcement?

By: Diane Benjamin There is a severe housing shortage locally. Chris Koos is planning on welcoming between 50 and 250 illegal aliens here anyway. Where does that authority come from? Is Koos “compassion” is really to get more funding for his underpass? Where are they going to live? Who is paying the expenses? The elected […]

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 […]

Local crickets on kids in cages

By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader More hypocrisy from those local caring folks who just want to help. No they don’t, it’s all about political power. November 21, 2019 https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/protesters-in-normal-demand-end-to-detention-of-immigrant-children/article_2c2e903e-dcc7-556a-96cd-288d7b81c0b0.html Story claims more than 100 people protested government holding children who illegally crossed the border. Excerpt: Charlotte Alvarez, executive director of the Immigration Project in […]

Tari Flashback, Monday’s agenda

By: Diane Benajmin Something I found while looking for something else, this is dated in December of 2017: https://www.wjbc.com/2017/12/13/renner-bloomington-wont-be-sanctuary-city-mayor-sees-need-to-cut-personnel-costs-to-reduce-spending/ Excerpt: Monday night Jenn Carrillo’s Welcoming City Ordinance is on the agenda: Are you going to tell the Council not to approve this Tari? Change your mind? You now want Bloomington to be a sanctuary City […]

Bloomington: Pay up

By: Diane Benjamin Remember when Bloomington bought all new garbage trucks so they only needed one person instead of two? Remember when they bought “carts” so those trucks could pick them up automatically? Remember when that didn’t save enough money so a previous Council passed automatic fee increases to avoid ever having to vote on […]

Bloomington: kids can vote

By: Diane Benjamin 45:10 Jamie Mathy reported Tari Renner was absent because of emergency dental work. Mboka conducted the meeting as mayor pro-tem. Maybe Tari will recover enough to prosecute more local businesses today that dared to ignore Pritzker. They must not be the “right fit”, kneeling and losing your business is required for that. […]

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 […]

Jenn is my Poster Child!

By: Diane Benjamin I remember years ago when I mentioned “limited government” some people didn’t understand what that means. Politicians are constantly claiming they will save us from whatever and they actually make the whatever worse. Just this week Minneapolis citizens and their leadership are wondering why the police don’t show up when called. Other […]

Update: We are at war

Updates: https://blnnews.com/2020/06/15/more-on-the-list/ https://blnnews.com/2020/06/15/did-jenn-make-this-comment/   By:  Diane Benjamin Please read to the bottom and then share  Jenn Carrillo was brought illegally to this country by her parents.  If her parents broke the law to provide a better life for the family that’s understandable.  Jenn isn’t here for a better life however. She is the founder of […]

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 […]

Jenn Carrillo vrs Common Sense

By:  Diane Benjamin Jenn posted this today on her official alderman page: Human Dignity?  Seriously? Remember the lady Black Lives Matters bailed out for Mother’s Day in May of 2019?  https://blnnews.com/2019/05/10/last-years-mothers-day-bail/ She was in jail for shoplifting while her baby was with her. In December 2018 she was arrested for the same thing in Springfield: […]

Combating FAKE News

By:  Diane Benjamin I already reported Mike Matejka left facts out of his forum commentary:  https://blnnews.com/2019/11/15/mike-matejka-leaves-out-some-facts/ Yesterday he did some community organizing to make sure his followers stay fired up and uninformed.  It’s all politics all the time for Mike, facts are immaterial. Matejka didn’t lead this event, but he posted it on his Facebook […]

No Human Being is Illegal? not so fast

By:  Diane Benjamin The local progressives want you to believe all illegals are law abiding citizens. Do you remember former Bloomington Police Chief Heffner telling the Council passing the Welcoming Ordinance will put public safety at risk?  https://blnnews.com/2017/12/18/chief-heffner-video/ The Council never passed it in Bloomington.  Normal did, one of their residents is dead because of […]

The Carrillo/Crabill circus continues

By:  Diane Benjamin Jenn Carrillo makes up history and twists facts to fit her own agenda:  she wants democratic socialism.  She will tell you that democratic socialism is much different from just plain old socialism, but it isn’t.  Anybody who thinks government is capable of running your life better than you skipped civics and history. […]

Council Member Jenn: Hate America?

Read this email exchange Jenn Carrillo had with a citizen of Bloomington. If Jenn thinks America is such an evil place, why is she here? Obviously her parents came to America (illegally) and brought her along for some reason, what was it Jenn? Congrats Ward 6 on electing a representative who thinks white people are racists. […]

Bring in the clowns

by:  Diane Benjamin Oh wait – they are already here: Jenn Carrillo still thinks being an alderman requires a public displays of sexuality: Jeff Crabill decided to stage his own protest with a T-shirt: This is what the shirt says: Jeff confirmed everything the democrat party is saying: People here illegally are more important than […]

Two things people have mentioned

By:  Diane Benjamin Follow-up:  https://blnnews.com/2019/07/12/jose-rodriguez-is-back-in-jail/ Jose Rodriguez was bailed out of jail again after his bond was reduced.  He was taken into custody by ICE agents.  I am trying to determine what happens next and if he will face prosecution here.  To be continued . . . Several people have noticed Tari isn’t living in […]

Corey Cottrell Memorial ride

The family and friends of Corey Cottrell held a celebration of life before the biker’s started lining up around 3:00.  They planned to ride down Wood and north on Main to MacArthur where the accident happened. The family has good news this morning.  https://blnnews.com/2019/07/12/jose-rodriguez-is-back-in-jail/ I’m sure the family appreciated all those who showed up this […]

Jose Rodriguez is back in jail!

I had a representative in the courtroom.  This is what she reported: Rodriguez was present. ICE agents were present.  Judge Yoder declared he is in ICE custody since he is a fugutive from ICE.  That confirms this story from July 8th:  https://blnnews.com/2019/07/08/rodriguez-had-a-deportation-order/ He is being held in the McLean County jail, no further details are […]

Rodriguez had a deportation order

By:  Diane Benjamin It is official – Jose Rodriguez in an illegal alien.  Catch and release policies allowed him to be free in this country since 2013.  Of course he didn’t show up for his court date. STATEMENT: (on the record from Nicole Alberico as an ICE spokesperson) On June 23, 2019, deportation officers with […]

Rauner did this – Homeland Security

By:  Diane Benjamin When Jose Rodriguez was arrested last week for the fatal accident his fingerprints were run through the FBI database.  That tipped off Homeland Security who issued an immigration detainer for him. Because Illinois’ former governor signed the Trust Act, McLean County could not hold him for ICE.  The retainer was signed by […]

Is Rodriguez illegal?

By:  Diane Benjamin I believe this guys court appearance has been delayed until tomorrow.  His immigration status is still trying to be determined.  He turned himself in with a lawyer.   This is a picture from the victims Facebook page, unless there is more than one Corey Cottrell living in Normal.  His death if tragic, […]

Strike #2 Jenn

By:  Diane Benjamin Strike #1 was Carrillo’s attack on a new downtown business.  She got hammered during public comment and will again tomorrow night when the downtown businesses are meeting with her.  More on tonight’s assault on her mouth in the morning. Strike #2 was this: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/4/7 That statement is an excerpt from the US […]

Illinois GOP, a minority on purpose

By:  Diane Benjamin State GOP Chair Tim Schneider led the Republican Party in a wipe-out last November.  The Republicans have zero power in Springfield thanks to his leadership.  There is now a lawsuit connected to the election of the State Central Committeeman over election improprieties.  Schneider is accused of stealing the election.   Details here:  19-0422 […]

Community Health Care Story problems

By:  Diane Benjamin The paper did a story about the Community Health Care Clinic: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/years-later-community-health-care-clinic-still-responding-to-community/article_09100674-ae9e-5719-8808-176424142626.html Excepts: Illegal aliens can’t legally work, what infrastructure work are they doing?  Slave labor? Bloomington changed the JM Scott Healthcare Trust because they didn’t have many people needing help.  At the time they blamed the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid […]

Gearing up for the Welcoming Ordinance

By:  Diane Benjamin If you needed any more proof the YWCA is one of the radical centers of McLean County: DSA is Democratic Socialists of America. They claim democratic socialism is much different from regular old socialism.  It isn’t.  It is just the first step to becoming Cuba or Venezuela.  They convince people to vote […]