Bloomington Council tonight

By:  Diane Benjamin The VenuWorks report is not the audited version, it is therefore immaterial.  Time allowed for the presentation is 5 minutes, included will be the fictional economic impact of the arena.  See PDF page 40:   http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=19928 Financial information is on PDF page 39.  The loss does not include depreciation on the building which […]

Pantagraph bias

By:  Diane Benjamin Sometimes the biased reporting of the Pantagraph is clear. Gee, they left one word out of the following:    https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mcbride-to-run-again-for-normal-council/article_2343d2f9-03af-5b94-833c-eb1310ce6228.html Chissell was just elected in March.  I’m betting she was the only person running, but BECVOTE.org doesn’t have the primary election results posted:     http://www.becvote.org/wordpress/electiondatesandoffices/pastresults/ Keep that in mind when Democrats say the […]

To all local governments and schools:

By:  Diane Benjamin Property taxes are destroying the citizens of Illinois.  We now have the highest property taxes in the country! http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-property-tax-rate-0428-biz-20160427-story.html Stop stealing from taxpayers NOW. Your tax and spend policies are forcing people to leave and wrecking the lives of people who can’t.  Un-affordable housing is your fault. Normal raises property taxes every […]

ISU enrollment – facts

By:  Diane Benjamin The media dutifully reported the freshman class at ISU is up 10% this year.  They mentioned the class is bigger than in recent years, they neglected to report real numbers. Incoming freshman LAST year was down 9.3%:   https://blnnews.com/2017/09/07/numbers-lie/ Note that number was reported by the same WGLT who reported this year the […]

Dickie Durbin at ISU

By:  Diane Benjamin The video of Dickie at ISU this morning is on Nikita Richards Facebook page.  He was here to endorse her.  The college Democrats plus Erik Rankin were there too.  The crowd didn’t look overwhelming. Dickie came, in his own words, to support a Democrat “traffic cop” to elections.  Yes, Dickie, we’ve seen […]