Pritzker: Essential Travel Doesn’t Include Birthdays

By:  Diane Benjamin If you haven’t read Gov Pritzker’s Executive Order, see it here:  https://www2.illinois.gov/IISNews/21288-Gov._Pritzker_Stay_at_Home_Order.pdf Note the Title: Stay At Home Order There are no exceptions in his order for government helping kids celebrate their birthdays.  There are dictates requiring people to stay 6 feet away from each other if they have to be outside […]

Quarantine OVER!

By:  Diane Benjamin If the rules issued by Gov. Pritzker don’t apply to City of Bloomington employees, they don’t apply to you either. This pic is from the birthday boy’s mom’s Facebook page – it is only to prove a City employee is involved: Does this look like 6 feet away? Yes folks, there is […]

Update: To save face Bloomington calls in the media

I haven’t found the video on-line.  Maybe they realized the party and the parade violated the Stay-At-Home order.  In comments to this story a lady admitted being at the party even though she lives in Normal:  https://blnnews.com/2020/03/31/i-expect-apologies-the-kid-isnt-even-sick/   By:  Diane Benjamin If you read to the bottom of this story:  Gleason response to parade I predicted […]

Today’s Silly and More

By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington City Manger Tim Gleason didn’t answer my email from yesterday: The “Sorry, no hello” is an insider joke.  Tim Gleason has always been straight forward with me, this time I don’t see it. What the whole “parade” shenanigans amounts to is City employees do not understand your tax dollars aren’t their […]

I expect apologies: The kid isn’t even sick

By:  Diane Benjamin Previous stories: https://blnnews.com/2020/03/30/illegal-parade-yesterday/ https://blnnews.com/2020/03/31/gleason-response-to-parade/ The 4 year old kid that got his own City parade isn’t even sick. Colleen Winterland, Street Supervisor (base salary $75,499.58) is buddies with the kids mom.  Yes folks, government is all about WHO you know.  This proves it is Us vrs. Them. The mom, Melisa Menssen, tried […]

UPDATE: Gleason Response to Parade

You need to see this one:  https://blnnews.com/2020/03/31/i-expect-apologies-the-kid-isnt-even-sick/ By:  Diane Benjamin Follow-up to yesterday’s story:  https://blnnews.com/2020/03/30/illegal-parade-yesterday/ I asked Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason about Sunday’s parade of City vehicles.  The original rumor was the parade was for a grandchild of the City employee who organized it.  Tim responded yesterday afternoon, I continue to redact the employee’s […]