Tri-Valley taxpayers: The Board is planning to steal your money

By: Diane Benjamin Don’t fall for “the rate is slightly lower”. Your assessed value is MUCH higher making a lower rate obvious. Can you afford another 8.66% added to what you already pay? Planning to show up? The room is small – force them to move to a larger space. When is enough enough? If […]

Unit 5 – you elected them

By: Diane Benjamin WGLT story on Unit 5 property taxes: Your property taxes are going up because Unit 5 needs the money. Below is a quote showing the mentality of the people you elected: People buy homes to live in. It doesn’t matter how much more your house is worth if you aren’t planning […]

Words that explain what is happening now

The speech below is almost 20 years old, the plan recapped is very current however. Google it, references are numerous. Although this isn’t what I typically print, I thought it was vital for all to know. Former Democrat Governor of Colorado gave this speech in 2004 in Washington DC. I have a plan to destroy […]

Socialism enshrined in the Illinois Constitution

By: Diane Benjamin This was the Preamble to the Illinois Constitution before it was changed in 1970: . Below is the current Preamble: . As Bloomington goes full on socialist know that Illinois enshrined socialism in the State Constitution way back in 1970. (Bloomington is considering tiered water rates, requiring private investment to […]

Boomers who fought for legalization have no idea how dangerous it is

You Can Be Addicted to Weed. I Was When I Was 12. I’m not printing excerpts of this one – you need to read it yourself: h/t a reader Next: Cannabis is illegal at ISU however:

Your tax money abused!

By: Diane Benjamin Connect transit is tired of people noticing the empty or close to empty buses roaming Bloomington-Normal so they fixed the problem. Check out of the new electric buses. h/t a reader They’ve gone from darkened windows to covering them completely. We still know the bus is mostly empty. CT didn’t have a […]

Did Connect Transit throw away $9 million?

By: Diane Benjamin I was shocked when Connect Transit picked Proterra as their electric bus supplier. It appears the Board members appointed by the mayors of Bloomington and Normal didn’t bother to do a simple Google search. Plenty of stories were easily available detailing the problems with these buses and cities that quit using them […]

Last Night

By: Diane Benjamin I attended an event last night at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church entitled Protecting Places of Worship Forum. I attended on behalf of my church with another member. This event was only advertised to churches, many locals attended. The event was organized in conjunction with the US Department of Justice. It was THREE […]

Property Tax Surprise coming!

By: Diane Benjamin Get ready for your PTAX-228 Notice of Assessment Change. Sit down before you open it! Thanks to the housing shortage prices have been rising fast. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t selling your house – this notice will reflect the prices of other houses that sold for inflated prices. I hear you […]

Illinois Unclaimed Property

By: Diane Benjamin Check this website to see if you have unclaimed money: Claiming it is not easy in most cases. Just entering information usually isn’t enough. At least now documents they email to you can now be uploaded via the website. The treasurer’s office used to want you to get them notarized and […]

Fritzen sues the Town of Normal

By: Diane Benjamin Read WGLT’s version: Jeff Fritzen would get a lot more support if he hadn’t sided with the Town of Normal against the citizens who wanted representation according to Illinois law. He sided with the Town instead. If you haven’t heard, Pritzker signed the legislation making Normal the only Incorporated Town that […]

How other states are protecting kids in schools

By: Diane Benjamin Finding links has proven difficult. I believe this effort started in Tennessee and other states are following their lead. Of course Illinois isn’t one of them. The Federal Communications Communications has obscenity standards for radio and television to protect children. If those same standards applied to schools there wouldn’t be a need […]

Fleeing To Illinois

By: Diane Benjamin Families flee states with anti-trans, anti-LGBTQ+ laws for Illinois where their rights are protected FYI: I can tell how many people actually read this story! You are going to want to because your taxes are going to go up to cover wide-spread mental illness. Excerpt: Parents who lets a SEVEN YEAR […]

Citizenship in Illinois is meaningless

By: Diane Benjamin Citizenship in America is meaningless as illegals continue to flood the border. They are handed benefits paid for by you. If you haven’t asked yourself why tax dollars are used to house them you probably went to a public school that didn’t teach what immigration as always been: opportunity, not freebies. You […]

Illinois Taxes go up July 1st

By: Diane Benjamin If you still haven’t signed up for the Breakthrough Ideas newsletter, do it here: The latest newsletter has a staggering amount of information – like the grocery tax goes back into effect July 1st. Gas taxes also go up July 1st: If you buy gas in Bloomington or Normal – add […]

Gov. Pritzker: Sign HB 3337 today!

By: Diane Benjamin Proving Democrats represent government and not citizens, HB 3337 passed both houses in Springfield. Once Pritzker signs this bill – written only for the Town of Normal which is illegal – Koos will have the right to pass an ordinance changing Trustees from elected to appointed. Read it yourself: Democrats pretend […]

Unit 5 does Gender Affirming Care

By: Diane Benjamin I did this story about Unit 5 for a reason: That story is dated April 13th, responding to FOIA requests accurately is not a Unit 5 strong suit. I finally received the rest of my request yesterday although I still don’t know if everything was produced as required by law. This […]

More on the Olympia Solar Panels that caught on fire

By: Diane Benjamin If you haven’t checked the Illinois Report Card for Olympia, see the High School and some District information here: The other schools are also available by searching. The high school is below State averages in Language and Math. They also have a 42% chronic absenteeism rate. 82% of 9th graders are […]

Normal: Kiss voting Rights Goodbye Thanks to Chung

By: Diane Benjamin HB 3337 was heard by the Counties and Townships Committee because Sharon Chung is a member. Duh, the Town of Normal isn’t a County or Township so this bill did not belong in this committee. Even though Republicans on the Committee mentioned this, they were ignored. The committee passed it and now […]

Normal still discussing eliminating the USE TAX + more

By: Diane Benjamin Two things in the budget you won’t know unless you watched last night. Chemberly Harris is getting $19,000 for her Youth On A Mission. Pam Reece has a $750,000 slush fund. Of course it’s for contingencies (wasn’t needed for the previous 2 years). PDF page 121 Nothing aggravates citizens more than […]

ISU President Resigns

Board of Trustees announces university leadership changes The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University has announced that President Terri Goss Kinzy has resigned as of February 14, 2023, and will vote to accept her resignation at the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting at 2 p.m., Friday, February 17. The Board of Trustees appointed […]

Want to Know How Illinois loses Your Money?

By: Diane Benjamin We hear all the time things like the State of Illinois paying unemployment benefits to scammers. We hear people getting put on Medicaid that aren’t eligible. This proves the State of Illinois is incompetent. I got this in the mail today, postage was .49. Nobody knows how much the people who sent […]

Barickman announces retirement RIGHT AFTER running for re-election

By: Diane Benjamin From Barickman’s Facebook: I have chosen to retire from the Illinois Senate, effective at the end of my current term, which expires on January 10, 2023. I have now served in the Illinois House and Senate for twelve years. My oldest son was born during the final days of my first legislative […]

Unions Ask Illinois Voters to Sign Over Control of the State

Since MANY people sent this to me, I’m printing it. This has been circulating via email. VOTE NO. It was originally on Chicago It’s taken 50 years, but Illinois politicians are on the cusp of delivering the ultimate gift to their most important voting bloc: They’re scheming to enshrine public union power directly into […]

Election lies: Chung and Koehler

By: Diane Benjamin A reader sent this mailer to me, evidently Chung and Koehler want to win by conning voters: Since reforming pensions isn’t the Constitutional Amendment on the ballot, democrats will not be cutting property taxes. They won’t be giving more money to schools so they can cut property taxes because close to 25% […]