Darren Bailey won! Pritzker cooked

The Clay County judge ruled today that any orders issued by Pritzker past the 30 days given to him by law are invalid! There are now no limitations on ANYONE in the State of Illinois.  You are open, open, open.  This applies to schools too – Illinois can not require masks. This also voids any […]

1st Public School District fights back

By:  Diane Benjamin Hutsonville School District voted unanimously last night to hire Attorney Thomas DeVore for possible litigation.  The Board opposes the “Joint Directives” issued by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) that include wearing masks, temperature checks, and occupancy limits. The Edgar County Watchdogs have video of […]

Pritzker loses, he likely won’t care

By:  Diane Benjamin When it was obvious a judge in Clay County was going to rule against Pritzker’s illegal orders in favor of State Rep Darren Bailey, Pritzker tried to get the case moved to Federal Court.  That judge stalled for weeks but ruled yesterday to send it back to Clay County. A hearing date […]

Illinois needs to tax retirement income

By:  Diane Benjamin Those aren’t my words – Democrat Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs stated that.  Of course he claims only the “high income” earners will be the victims. Since Democrats don’t believe in learning from history, somebody should tell them that people don’t hang around a state to get their money stolen by taxation.  Every […]

Don’t forget who won’t let you work

By:  Diane Benjamin Indiana is open.  I know locals who have driven to the Beef House right across the border to sit down for a good meal. Iowa is open for full capacity in-restaurant dining. Wisconsin is open after their Supreme Court ruled the governor’s actions illegal. Illinois has Pritzker’s boot on everybody’s neck, he […]

Heartbreaking emails

I redacted the name of the writer because this could have been written by any small business owner.  Note the dates as you read each email.  Large corporations allowed to stay open profited at the expense of your neighbors.  Received by FOIA: Response from Stan Nord: Pam sent this to the Mayor and Council.   The […]

Chicago logic

By:  Diane Benjamin The comment below was made by a person with an IP address in Chicago: FACTS: MLK was opposed to violence of any kind.  He trained the protesters who walked with him not to respond to anyone harassing them.  If any got arrested for failing to follow his instructions he refused to bail […]

Normal’s latest give-aways

By:  Diane Benjamin Monday night:   http://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3644 1) 1404 Fort Jesse – the property Normal has been paying property taxes on they don’t owe. On the agenda is to sell the prime property to Laura Dolan for $25,000 plus paying the 2019 property taxes.  The assessed value is $90,000.  The Town had previously sold the property […]

Punting to a Tyrant

By:  Diane Benjamin Somewhere I heard it stated:  Illinois will open when the people want it to open.  Your elected officials aren’t going to help, they are bowing before Pritzker’s tyrannical rule. The County Board debated for two hours last night.  Peoria and the other cities who put together the HOI plan have all backed […]

Starkly Different Biblical views

By:  Diane Benjamin Last night’s Bloomington City Council meeting was over 3 hours, it included a Township meeting that started at 5:00.  The longest discussion was about the Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Stop for a second and think about this program.  The Feds take your money […]

More on Normal’s Property Taxes they don’t owe.

By:  Diane Benjamin Follow-up to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2020/05/06/pam-reece-needs-to-pay-this-herself/ On May 6th when that story was written both the Adelaide property and the empty lot on Ft. Jesse were labeled taxable on the McLean County Assessor’s website.  Ft. Jesse still is, Adelaide has finally been changed.  Evidently Normal will continue to pay property taxes on an […]

Take Action Now: Tyrant Pritzker!

By:  Diane Benjamin Dictator Pritzker is playing politics while Illinois burns.  It is obvious now the shutdown in Illinois was never about bending the curve.  It is about trashing the economy in hopes of a huge bailout while crushing small businesses and people deemed non-essential. Congratulation democrats – you elected a dictator.   Proof:  Raising taxes […]

Is Pritzker making money off COVID?

By:  Diane Benjamin This story is all over Facebook.  Since all of you aren’t on Facebook, I NEED to post it. This is just one source reporting, the media might be forced to report: Illinois: Governor Pritzker backed companies profiting off of COVID-19 https://www.mom-at-arms.com/post/illinois-governor-pritzker-backed-companies-profiting-off-of-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR3DgCylEubfU92NzJKtw6ofrcRmPams-rpK9sxrrd5NrdrxAHT7RQA7j7g Pritzker owns a company that makes and sells tests Pritzker owns […]

Democrats aren’t playing politics?!

By:  Diane Benjamin Nikita Richards, failed candidate for McLean County Clerk, was recently elected to lead the McLean County Democrats. When the economy was shut down we were told it was “to bend the curve”.  The purpose was to prevent massive numbers of hospitalizations that would overwhelm the system. Overwhelming never came close to happening, […]

This one is for law enforcement

By:  Diane Benjamin With threats from Pritzker, Koos, and Renner to call out law enforcement to keep people and businesses from exercising their Constitutional Rights, it is time to remember your oath of office.  It wasn’t to Pritzker, Koos, or Renner. The only power government has is from the Consent of the Governed.  See the […]

Who is lying?

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday Tari Renner participated in a video conference led by the Peoria’s mayor.  There were MANY other mayors on the call, Chris Koos was not one of them. Below is a clip of just Renner.  He starts by thanking Mayor Ardis for his leadership, he asks a question, then expresses his appreciation […]

Bloomington continues to ignore law

By:  Diane Benjamin Pritzker has no power to shut down businesses.  Neither does Renner or Koos.  Local governments are graveling at Pritzker’s feet instead protecting your rights.  They are probably afraid of losing State grants.  Not living within your means makes them captive to the overlord Pritzker, Has anybody read the Illinois Constitution?  Where does […]

DOJ needs to intervene in Illinois

By:  Diane Benjamin Keeping Illinois shut down is a violation of our Constitutional Rights.  Pritzker doesn’t care.  Since the Republican Party is doing nothing but begging at his feet, We The People  need to demand action by the Department of Justice. The DOJ has been filing lawsuits against states that continue to violate religious liberty […]

Normal: Incompetence and More

By:  Diane Benjamin Normal’s IT staff continues to show their incompetence.  The Live Stream video and the posted recorded video are TINY.  Early in the meeting the audio would go out, reappear, and go out again. Why does the Town of Normal tolerate employees who aren’t capable of doing their job?  I’ve lost track of […]

McCarthy dodges just in time

By:  Diane Benjamin Normal Trustee Kevin McCarthy is President of:   This information is from the Illinois Secretary of State’s website Kevin had a local triathlon scheduled for June 6, it was finally rescheduled to September within the last day or two.  Kevin must have hoped he had special powers to change reality by waiting so […]

Federal Judge rules for Pritzker

By:  Diane Benjamin The Chicago Sun Times reported yesterday Judge John Lee of the U.S. District Court denied The Beloved Church of Lena’s motion for a temporary restraining order that would’ve allowed them to host services with 80 people. See the story:  https://chicago.suntimes.com/stay-at-home-order-constitutional-us-district-court-john-lee-beloved-church-lena-illinois Lena, Il is in Stephenson County where only 63 cases of COVID […]

UPDATE: Who wants to sue Pritzker?

This applies to all counties TOUCHING McLean! Here’s the deal: A lawyer friend of mine told me he had talked to some fellow lawyers who know lawsuits are needed to end Pritzker’s unconstitutional lock-down.  He asked if I knew anybody who might be interested in being a plaintiff, I passed on some names. This afternoon […]

Due Process: Illinois business and citizen road map to freedom

The Edgar County Watchdogs are on fire detailing why Pritzker orders are illegal according to the law. Catch up on the stories you have missed here:  https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/ This is the story you need to see:  https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/due-process-illinois-business-and-citizen-road-map-to-freedom “We urge each and every business and citizen to read the road map we are providing to opening up […]

2 months of Connect Transit

By:  Diane Benjamin Since the Connect Transit Board failed to meet in March, at the April 28th meeting stats and financials for February and March were presented. April 2020 Board Meeting Packet Ridership was down since the college kids are mostly missing and businesses are closed: A graph like the above was not included in […]

AFSCME wants a bailout

By:  Diane Benjamin They not only want a bailout from the Federal government, they want their members to demand a bailout. Meanwhile AFSCME is scheduled for automatic pay increases of $261 million:  https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-scheduled-to-give-261m-in-automatic-pay-raises-to-state-workers/ Excerpts from an email sent to members yesterday: Illinois has been irresponsible with tax dollars for decades.  Why should taxpayers in other […]

BREAKING – Illinois Appellate Prosecutor Chief Deputy Director Memorandum VERY problematic for Governor Pritzker

From the Edgar County Watchdogs: We are of the opinion the Memorandum we obtained today is a game-changer for Illinois and a clear shot across the bow of Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order. From day one we have questioned the overreach and legality of elements of the Executive Orders and now it appears all of our positions have […]

Response to Illinois wanting Federal money

By:  Diane Benjamin One group doing some great reporting is Wirepoints.org.  They printed excerpts from the letter Illinois Senate Democrats sent to DC wanting a bailout.  See the story here:  https://wirepoints.org/illinois-senate-democrats-seek-massive-federal-bailout-for-state-going-far-beyond-coronavirus-impact-wirepoints/ Excerpt: Yesterday they printed the response from the Illinois House Republicans:  https://wirepoints.org/illinois-republican-congressional-delegation-respond-to-request-for-federal-bailout-wirepoints/ Excerpt: The letter is long but it says exactly what anybody with […]

Is ISU importing disease?

By:  Diane Benjamin This story raises lots of questions:  https://blnnews.com/2020/03/16/corona-was-already-here-you-just-didnt-know-it/ We know ISU has students from foreign countries.  Since Illinois kids can go to college out of state for less than in Illinois, ISU actively recruits foreign students. https://illinoisstate.edu/admissions/international/ 74 countries? This is from the 2019 enrollment recap:  Fall 2019 Enrollment Report Some of those […]

Just the facts: China Corona virus

By:  Diane Benjamin Skip the media hysteria and get Illinois information directly from the the Department of Public Health:    https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus The page is updated daily, this is from yesterday.  Note the death rate is less than 1%. The site has an interactive map showing cases by County, most of Illinois has few or no […]