Bloomington tonight

By: Diane Benjamin A few choice bills: https://www.cityblm.org/home/showpublisheddocument/27117/637703387304300000 I wonder why the Coliseum is still a separate audit! Still no reports from BCPA events, what are they hiding? I wonder why they paid a whole year instead of monthly? What was investigated? From the meeting agenda: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1137&Inline=True The only problem I have with the Ward […]

Just the Facts

By: Diane Benjamin Comments by those who believe government talking points will not be approved. I expect lots of them, don’t waste your time with Fauci or other junk links. 3 doctors and one scientist held a Global Covid Summit Saturday in Bloomington. The event was free, the organizers weren’t there for a buck. Over […]

PHYSICIANS DECLARATION on COVID

People know something is wrong with the medical profession. Some doctors and scientists are spreading the truth. Read carefully: UPDATE: as of 2pm ET on 10/22 over 12,700 doctors & scientists have signed the Rome Declaration. Please join us by reading and signing below. We the physicians of the world, united and loyal to the […]

Multi-Culturalism is ANTI-AMERICAN!

By: Diane Benjamin I can prove it! In God We Trust is still on our money, if progressives have their way it won’t be much longer. This is pretty much the last place God is allowed in today’s society, but that isn’t what you need to see. Read the bottom of the back side. I […]

The problem with schools

By: Diane Benjamin Start with what most people would agree with: Students should to be taught how to think, not what to think. That means the cultural and political views of teachers should never enter the classroom. If your kids know who their teacher voted for, where they stand on abortion, or what activism they […]

Koos: Mr. Nord you are out of order

By: Diane Benjamin One more story from last Monday’s Normal Town Council meeting: If you missed the video of Chemberly Cummings’ stating Chris Koos can’t be questioned over appointments, watch it now: https://blnnews.com/2021/10/19/quick-hits-from-normal-last-night/ Cummings claims to have 8 Unit 5 students signed up for her “local government” class. The taxpayers of Normal are funding her […]

Normal Council Part 2

By: Diane Benjamin We still know very little about this expense: What we do know is Pam Reece can spend up to $25,000 without getting Council approval. Koos said Pam made this decision. The remediation was to a private residence, we don’t know the address. It was supposedly paid to fix a “code violation”, nobody […]

Quick hits from Normal last night

By: Diane Benjamin Below are a few notes from the Normal Town Council meeting. The bigger points will be in the second story today. The minutes from the last meeting where the activists were allowed to speak at the beginning of the meeting do not reflect Stan Nord made a motion to waive the rules. […]

No Bloomington meeting tonight!

By: Diane Benjamin This is usually the night I have to watch two Council meetings – Normal’s and Bloomington’s Committee of the Whole. Bloomington is not meeting tonight. Maybe Mboka doesn’t want the conga line of radicals wanting Jenn 2.0 appointed to her empty seat. Maybe they have nothing to discuss. Either way, I’m smiling.

Democrats resort to fibs?

By: Diane Benjamin I wonder where at the County Board meeting anyone discussed taking the tablets away from the County inmates? Democrats told WGLT they did, of course it was printed without a fact check. https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2021-10-16/tussle-over-inmates-use-of-tablets-develops-at-mclean-county-jail I hope everyone is clear on this point: democrats favor inmates over taxpayers. They want TOU to pay for […]

Congrats County Board – the tablets got taken away

By: Diane Benjamin The $1000 payments to vaccinated employees was tabled without discussion: https://blnnews.com/2021/10/14/local-republicans-prove-their-worth/ The County has their own democrat who refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Hannah Beer: Every Democrat and three Republicans voted yesterday to table the jail contract for tablets. The inmates love them, today they don’t have them. The […]

Uptown TIF isn’t a success

By: Diane Benjamin The TIF reports for Normal have been posted on the Illinois Comptroller’s website. This is the report for the Uptown TIF: The Tax Increment Financing district was started in 2003, that means the majority of it is expiring in 2026. A small part was extended because development hasn’t occurred yet. The theory […]

District 87 Board meeting last night

By: Diane Benjamin A group of parents attended last night’s meeting. It was held in the auditorium at BHS, a room that big was not needed. Two weeks ago many of the same people attended at the same location and walked in without masks. Last night two police officers were posted at the door not […]

The data IDPH doesn’t want you to see

By: Diane Benjamin I previously reported information about hospitalizations and deaths in vaccinated people was not available for Illinois. https://blnnews.com/2021/09/23/idph-foia-covid-data/ Now it is, but it is deceptively reported by IDPH. https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-breakthrough.html The bottom of the page has CUMULATIVE numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in COVID vaccinated people. Who cares about cumulative? I don’t. I download […]

Local Republicans prove their worth

By: Diane Benjamin The McLean Country Board Executive Committee met Monday. Members: Every one of them is Republican except for Laurie Wollrab. Josh Barnett is questionable at best even though he claims to be Republican. I think one person were absent, I don’t know who since role wasn’t called. This group is capable of holding […]

Update: TONIGHT – be there

All the needed money has been raised! Both Unit 5 and District 87 School Boards are meeting tonight at 6:30. As of this morning Unit 5 parents have raised around $4700 to sue Unit 5 over the mask mandate. Both School Boards need to know parents won’t stand for indoctrination and masks. Contribute here: Wouldn’t […]

Letter to the Editor

Do you like Joe Biden?  You will love Karen Schmidt.   She is the Joe Biden of local politics.  When Ms Carillo moved out of her Ward I ventured out on a limb and said to someone you all know,  “Schmidt will get that seat.”   Of course we had to be drug through the silly charade […]

Road Trip to Ward 1

By: Diane Benjamin The neighborhood I went to yesterday is East of Evergreen Cemetery. It is adorable with many of the homes rehabbed which proves these residents care about their community. Many American flags were flying and lots of dogs where being walked. This community also had basements wrecked with raw sewage. It wasn’t a […]

WGLT: Don’t believe what you are told

By: Diane Benjamin Bloomington has their own Adam Schiff(s). Remember when bug-eyes himself would run to the closest microphone all 4 years of the Trump administration and state “We’ve got him now”. He was lying to the media and they lapped it up. WGLT is the latest to fall (or volunteer) for the lies of […]

New Rule for Bloomington Council:

By: Diane Benjamin FOURTY TWO Minutes of the meeting were wasted last night by Jeff Crabill attempting to make changes to the Welcoming America commission that will be established. His comments start at 43:10, the final vote wasn’t over until 1:25:30. The alderman meet in small groups with the City Manager, they know what is […]

Shouldn’t Chaplains know the Bible?

By: Diane Benjamin https://pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-womens-march-at-isu-demands-equal-rights-freedom-of-choice/article_192dd8ff-3efb-5bc7-9694-e8faae98a26a.html Mollie Ward was originally appointed to the Council by Tari Renner to fill the seat vacated by Scott Black. WGLT did a story on her at the time: https://www.wglt.org/news/2020-10-27/renner-tabs-fierce-advocate-of-west-bloomington-for-council-vacancy That story included this pic of Mollie: Yes, she is wearing a collar because she claims to be an Episcopal chaplain. Proving […]

Crabill’s illogical logic

By: Diane Benjamin Evidently the leftists on the Council want to use media to get their choice for Ward 6 alderman. WGLT has now done two stories, the latest after Jeff Crabill posted to Facebook over the weekend: Jenn couldn’t find a single place in her Ward to live! Not buying it. It is much […]

Bloomington tonight

By: Diane Benjamin http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1136&Inline=True This could be a short meeting! Remember when the Council voted to join Welcoming America instead of declaring Bloomington a sanctuary city? This is on the agenda, after it passes apply here: https://cityblm.seamlessdocs.com/f/MayoralAppointmentApplication Other Boards and Commissions might have openings too. Apply! Private Sector Entertainment! They see a need and want […]

Why the memorial was removed: Normal

By: Diane Benjamin The memorial tribute of Jelani Day was taken down because the Town of Normal is authoritarian. You can’t talk at a Council meeting until the end, whenever that happens to be, if what you want to say doesn’t pertain to the agenda. You could wait hours to get 3 minutes of their […]

5 Things you need to know

By: Diane Benjamin 1) Pantagraph article on the Normal Town Council meeting: https://pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-mural-controversy-raises-new-questions-about-disconnect-in-normal/article_9ea2ebcb-99b6-55e9-8798-76e5962bb873.html Excerpt: Did the reporter watch the meeting? A “number of people” were disrupting the meeting. Was the reporter told not to mention the only reason Public Comment was moved is because Stan Nord made a motion to let them speak? It wasn’t […]

One more on Normal! More Must Watch

By: Diane Benjamin I wonder if municipalities that hate the 1st Amendment right to address government will also call on the DOJ to declare citizens terrorists? Teacher unions and school boards have: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-addresses-violent-threats-against-school-officials-and-teachers It looks like Antifa doesn’t protest Marxists in government. For a meeting that only lasted slightly more than an hour, it was […]

Water bills are for water? Not in Normal!

By: Diane Benjamin Normally Chris Koos would have been banging Stan Nord out of order at the urging of Kevin McCarthy for doing what he did at Monday’s meeting. Koos didn’t Monday night. First the back story: At the previous meeting the Council (minus Stan) voted to spend $81,018 from the Water Enterprise Fund to […]

Update: Will anybody notice the local suicides?

Nobody asked any questions at the Justice Committee meeting! By: Diane Benjamin The County Justice Committee is meeting today. See the documentation here: https://mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/8339 The coroner’s report is included every month, year to date numbers aren’t. See PDF page 5 for August 2021 numbers. I had to chart the suicides by looking at reports for […]