SAFE-T act facts

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 […]

Update: WGLT: Go deeper

I was just informed Missouri has withdrawn from ERIC too.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 – […]

This Labor Day vow to vote NO to Amendment 1

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 […]

Continuing 4H

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, […]

Voting for Dan Brady? I’m not!

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 […]

Fly on the Wall: Sharon Chung

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 […]

County Board rejects police hater

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 […]

Fly on the Wall: Ask your kids!

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.

Are you determined to be free?

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 […]

McLean County goes WOKE without a vote

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 […]

Unit 5 and Social Studies

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 […]

Temporary breather

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 […]

5 things you need to know

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 […]

Unit 5 is WOKE, Wake up Parents

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 […]

Bloomington minus 2 aldermen

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 […]

Ecology Action Center Tax return

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 […]

YOU can report to Google!

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,+IL/@40.4759484,-88.9535708,16.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x880b087039089ac1:0x2e424aa54a23bc1e!8m2!3d40.4842984!4d-88.993721 Your browser may show up […]

You should have been there!

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 […]

McLean County 2022 drug deaths

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 […]

Six things you need to know

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 […]