By: Diane Benjamin Corey Beirne teaches more than music to 600 Unit 5 students. He is also teaching transgender and LBGT+ ideology to ELEMENTARY STUDENTS. Beirne gave this speech in June of 2021 to the Unit 5 School Board, they must approve since he’s still there. (Unit 5 wants more money? For this?) Beirne mentions […]
If somebody like Mark Peterson tells you nobody reads BlnNews, show them this. TODAY: The visitors are counted by IP address, so that number is exaggerated. The VIEWS aren’t.
By: Diane Benjamin Even though law enforcement officials across Illinois are speaking out about this pro-criminal anti-police law the McLean County Democrats posted this on Facebook: This bill was passed in the middle of the night at the end of a lame duck session in January 2021. Conveniently is goes into effect after the November […]
By: Diane Benjamin At tonight’s meeting the County Board voted in what sounded unanimous for Erika Reynolds to fill out the rest of Don Knapp’s term. Erika is a current employee of the State’s Attorney’s office. Don Knapp has been appointed judge in the Circuit Court and is running unopposed in November for the same […]
I was just informed Missouri has withdrawn from ERIC too. You have to read the story to understand why! By: Diane Benjamin See this story: https://www.wglt.org/politics-and-government/2022-09-13/voter-roll-purges-are-not-going-to-happen-in-illinois-a-state-election-official-says The story completely falls apart when they get to ERIC: Electronic Registration Information Center. States bought into this tiny group – 3 employees according to their tax returns – […]
By: Diane Benjamin The only way to have free and fair elections is to vote in-person with a voter ID on a paper ballot. That is why none of the above happens in Illinois. One thing the left knows is the only thing that matters is winning elections, the right just plans to fight harder […]
By: Diane Benjamin The citizens of Illinois saw truth by defeating a progressive income tax. Citizens now need to defeat Amendment 1 that only hands power to government unions. Note: The Constitutional Amendment that needs passed is a fix the pension system in Illinois. Pension debt is easily over $300 BILLION. Defined benefit programs will […]
Zoom meeting put on by the State Board of Elections Tuesday, 9/6, and/or it’s recorded so one can “attend” anytime. We will be hosting a webinar on running for office in 2023 on Tuesday, September 6 at 11am. The meeting will also be recorded for those who are unable to attend. We will go over […]
By: Diane Benjamin All Illinois has to do is look at the destruction going “green” has caused in Europe. People are going to freeze to death this winter because of fossil fuel shortages. We can’t help out with natural gas because of Biden’s war on fossil fuels. Illinois could be just as bad. Excerpt from […]
By: Diane Benjamin The most important thing right now is holding the County Board to only $30,000 in funding for Extension. There is something seriously wrong this organization, participants in 4H are far less than half of just 10 years ago, and Extension is sitting on huge reserves. Local 4H groups are largely self funded, […]
By: Diane Benjamin Dan Brady spent years in the leadership of the ILGOP. He is part of the reason Republicans are a super minority in Illinois. He makes sure Republicans don’t inspire anyone to vote for them. My large disappointment with Brady goes all the way back to 2010. State Senator James Meeks (D) led […]
I just received a phone call telling me this happened to more than one 4H kid. There is nothing in the book of rules that says the 4H Clover can not be used because it’s trademarked – that is the excuse Bobbie Lewis-Sibley used to CHANGE A’s to a P for participation. She actually CROSSED […]
Democrat deliver? Deliver what? Why don’t Chung’s TV commercials say she’s a Democrat? Is it in tiny letters somewhere meant to deceive voters? Why doesn’t Chung mention defunding police in commercials like she did on the County Board? Democrats Deliver: deceit to get elected, tax increases, and criminals back on the streets. Dems gave Illinois […]
By: Diane Benjamin McLean County has a similar public comment policy to Normal’s. If you want to speak about something not on the agenda you have to wait until the end of the meeting. The guy on the video below didn’t have to wait hours however, it was closer to 1/2 hour. The meeting doesn’t […]
By: Diane Benjamin The Board members take turns starting the meetings with Invocation or Moment of Silence. See 15:45 for democrat Val Laymon’s version. I assume nobody was supposed to laugh. Don Knapp was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill a vacancy as judge caused by the retirement of Paul Lawrence – effective […]
The Bloomington Election Commission Director that was hired last November just resigned. Everybody agree it’s time to dump BEC? Are they now going to screw up the November election?
Ask your kids if they have ever been told not tell you about something that happened at school. I know one district where it has happened. Make it clear to your children they MUST tell you. You are your kids parents, not the school. You can’t keep them safe from things the schools are hiding.
By: Diane Benjamin Follow up to this story: https://blnnews.com/2022/07/02/mclean-county-goes-woke-without-a-vote/ I FOIA’d the County trying to find out. Start here, two employees include their pronouns on emails: Cassy Taylor, County Administrator, sent the email to all employees requiring them to take the DEI training. She didn’t use pronouns or her last name. Amy Baker was hired […]
By: Diane Benjamin Note: Petitions are still being collected. See the website to help: https://betternormal-il.com/why-district-normal%3F-1 Before you read the extensive story WGLT wrote about the petitions being circulated to ask Normal voters if they want to switch to Wards, some points WGLT didn’t make: Most of the current Trustees think they are a Board of […]
By: Diane Benjamin 1) Normal is meeting tonight: https://www.normalil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4338 Of course they are handing out your money. See PDF pages 20-22 to see how much the free entertainment costs you. Harmon Arts grants are on page 45. Read the rest of the agenda yourself or watch the meeting at 7:00 2) WGLT is cheerleading for […]
By: Diane Benjamin The final words of the Declaration of Independence are: And for support of this Declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor. July 4, 1776. 56 men signed that document, all were marked for death by […]
By: Diane Benjamin The County Board never voted on forcing County employees to attend mandatory training in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Evidently County Administrator Cassy Taylor decided to fracture the work force all on her own. Maybe she should just visit the County Clerks office, I did several months ago to get a copy of […]
By: Diane Benjamin Parent should be able to trust the schools they send their kids to. Unit 5 has proved they aren’t trustworthy. Remember the DEI employee cackling about what she gets to do? How about their failure to save the training video for the 47 hires to fan out to all the schools and […]
By: Diane Benjamin Thank goodness the primary is over! Congrats to the winners. Before the next onslaught of campaign ads hit, cut the cable cord. Life is awesome without constant lies. The biggest loser is the ILGOP who failed to get Richard Irvin, Kyle Ham, and Rodney Davis elected, probably others elsewhere. Ken Griffin found […]
By: Diane Benjamin The race for Circuit Court Judge has only ONE issue. Next Tuesday is the REPUBLICAN primary. One person running is a Republican – Don Knapp, one is a Democrat pretending to be a Republican – Amy McFarland. I don’t care who has more experience or more qualifications, those issues should have been […]
By: Diane Benjamin 1) The special meeting Normal called at 5:45 last night was a waste of time. The promised PASER report is still not done, supposedly it will be by the end of June. Chris Koos wasn’t there, neither was Scott Preston or Karyn Smith. The license plate reading camera presentation will have to […]
By: Diane Benjamin Why is a Democrat running in the Republican Primary? 1) Why is Adam Kinzinger trying to buy a local judge? 2) What is just as disturbing as Adam Kinzinger, who hasn’t lived in the 11th Circuit for a long time, trying to buy a local judge, is all the democratic influence being […]
By: Diane Benjamin Quote from this story: https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/america-first-attorneys-demand-rural-iowa-school-stops-indoctrinating “School should prepare students for citizenship in our constitutional republic and colorblind society, not turn impressionable children into social justice warriors who view all that is good and just through the distorted lens of race, sex, gender, power, and politics.” This is a screen shot of what […]
By: Diane Benjamin Bloomington managed a 44 minute meeting last night. Only 7 of the 9 Alderman were present: If you listened to the roll call you wouldn’t know who was missing because the Clerk only called the names of those present! (That’s not a roll call) If you can’t tell, Sheila Montney and Mollie […]
By: Diane Benjamin Proof the ILGOP interferes in primaries, publicly they claim they don’t. They obviously want to stay in the minority by not allowing conservative fighters to be elected.
By: Diane Benjamin According to this website, EAC has a fiscal year that ends on 6/30. The return as of 6/30/2021 is available: https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/371157100/download990pdf_03_2022_prefixes_36-43%2F371157100_202106_990_2022030919708158 Revenue was way down last year. The only reason I thought to look at this is because the Bloomington Normal Water Reclamation District paid them labeled Customer relations: That payment is […]
By: Diane Benjamin Google has the name of Veterans Parkway wrong, no it hasn’t been changed. See yesterday’s story and update: https://blnnews.com/2022/06/08/is-this-a-joke/ Apple Maps has Veterans Parkway – h/t a reader. Google just has the name wrong, but you can report directly to them. Start by clicking this link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bloomington,+ILemail@example.com,-88.9535708,16.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x880b087039089ac1:0x2e424aa54a23bc1e!8m2!3d40.4842984!4d-88.993721 Your browser may show up […]
By: Diane Benjamin https://health.mcleancountyil.gov/708/CORONAVIRUS-COVID-19 You still have less than a 1% chance of dying from Covid. I have no idea what “New Hospitalizations” means:
By: Diane Benjamin I attended part of the Angles4Freedom meeting last night. I would have stayed the entire time if Normal hadn’t been meeting. Lots of candidates and voters attended. Kathy Salvi has my vote for US Senate. I found out we have mutual friends she works with on election integrity issues. She is a […]
By: Diane Benjamin April 2022 – 4 drug deaths PDF page 31 https://mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/8721 March 2022 – 4 drug deaths PDF page 70 https://mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/8677 February 2022 – 2 drug deaths PDF page 104 https://mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/8615 January 2022 – zero There must have been 4 more since the April report. I asked the Coroner’s office if Fentanyl was […]
Someone just sent me your ad. You claim to be a “CONSERVATIVE Fighter.” I have yet to witness you fight for conservative values. You may have voted no on occasion but never have I seen you fight against the tax and spend agendas of the self-described Trump hater Mayor Koos and Queen Pam Reece. I […]
By: Diane Benjamin https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2022-06-01/in-the-wake-of-uvalde-b-n-teachers-want-change-not-guns Corey Beirne needs to report the WGLT article as a campaign contribution. He is running for the McLean County Board and WGLT just happened to pick him for an interview him from all the teachers in the Unit 5 School District. Beirne proves he isn’t qualified to hold an elected office […]
By: Diane Benjamin https://fs25.formsite.com/sbbmho/pjonp5idpy/index.html Eliminating all Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion employees and programs isn’t listed anywhere. I could add more, but my reactions are in RED.
By: Diane Benjamin 1) In case you missed this story, librarians in Dunlap got in trouble for reporting a man viewing and printing child porn: https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2022/05/dunlap-library-punishes-two-employees-for-reporting-patron-reportedly-viewing-child-porn.html Understand yet why schools are sexualizing your kids? It’s the agenda! 2) County Board member Jim Soeldner was at the Libertarian’s meeting I attended, so I asked him about […]