More campaigning during Normal meeting

By: Diane Benjamin Normal managed to have an almost 2 1/2 hour meeting. Much of it was spent trying to straighten out YOUR thoughts about the Town government. Kathleen Lorenz reiterated again payments can not be discussed because they were already approved in the budget. Pam Reece gave a long diatribe about a payment to […]

Bloomington last night

By: Diane Benjamin The far left are the only voices being heard by the Council. Policy is therefore being run by them because few regular citizens bother to call in for public comment. There was another line of leftists that thought they would get a Welcoming Ordinance when that wasn’t what Donna Boelen’s initiative was. […]

Marc Tiritilli is officially in!

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE   November 16, 2020   Marc Tiritilli to run for Mayor of Normal   Normal—Marc Tiritilli is pleased to announce his candidacy for Mayor of Normal in the election on April 6, 2021. He has submitted the required candidate filings and is eagerly moving on to the heart of the campaign. Tiritilli […]

For those wanting to Defund the Police:

By: Diane Benjaminb LAPD Forced To Dissolve Sexual Assault Unit Amid Budget Cuts The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is preparing for a drastic reorganization as it’s forced into a $150 million budget cut. According to LAPD Chief Michel Moore this week, the department will immediately have to cut an estimated 350 positions. He said […]

Ryburn saga continues

By: Diane Benjamin You can see the entire agreement between the Town of Normal and Ryburn Place here: The document is dated May 12, 2016. In two places the document states the agreement is with Ryburn Place, here’s one of them: Maybe the Town attorney couldn’t figure out who the agreement is with because in […]

History Friday

By: Diane Benjamin This is something I have wanted to do for a LONG time. We aren’t being taught our founding documents which allows threats freedom. We have people attempting to steal liberty and too many who don’t understand why America is different from every other country. Here we believe in the individual not some […]

Normal: No appraisal

By: Diane Benjamin Remember the property at 1404 Ft Jesse the Town of Normal sold to the wife of an employee? Remember a sign putting it up for sale wasn’t even put on the property? Remember a real estate agent wasn’t used to sell the property? One would think the Town would of at least […]

My changes

I have a few things that will affect how much I write. The first is an eye surgery I had on Monday. That is going to limit screen time until my eye heals. I have no idea how long that will take. The next one is bigger! I’m celebrating Veterans Day by bringing home my […]

Do you get late charges from Bloomington?

By: Diane Benjamin Bloomington can’t find a company to process payments closer than Kansas City, Mo? Buy local? Bloomington sends your tax dollars out of State on purpose. I remember hearing payments are outsourced to limited carpal tunnel claims. It also could be because of a huge embezzlement case years ago. The household billed below […]

Bloomington: The far left has control

By: Diane Benjamin Have you heard Joe Biden calling for civility because we are all Americans? It’s cute but he forgot his base isn’t civil. Funny how all the protests and burning businesses have stopped. I suggest businesses don’t dispose of the boarding-up materials: Joe Biden isn’t president-elect. The media doesn’t get to declare a […]

Koos expects applause

By: Diane Benjamin Normal Mayor Chris Koos posted this on Facebook yesterday: Maybe Koos doesn’t need the money since his business wasn’t affected by the shutdowns that destroyed many others. Didn’t he say his business is up since more people are biking? This is the Op-Ed Koos is referring to: https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/justin-m-boyd-mayor-salary-limits-our-selection/article_253139e1-6b21-5b57-b164-2dd0ccd184f6.html Is Justin is trying […]

Don’t dial 911 BLM

By: Diane Benjamin Two days ago the City of Bloomington sent an email to select people and groups: Evidently this email was not sent Blind Carbon Copy because the Local Black Lives Matter Council responded to ALL. I will be more respectful of email addresses, the ones not redacted are public information: Those with a […]

Bloomington Monday: Socialist Day

By: Diane Benjamin The Cancel Culture led by socialist Jenn Carrillo made the agenda for Monday: http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1094&Inline=True Carrillo’s attempt to cancel Christopher Columbus from history will probably pass because some on the Council think her version of re-written history is trendy. Funny how countries around the world have celebrated Columbus Day for centuries: “It should […]

If you voted Democrat

By: Diane Benjamin The website below shows what you voted for. Facebook will not allow me to post it. That should tell you all you need to know. The left always accuses the right of what THEY have done and will do. If this doesn’t terrify you, the left has successful indoctrinated you to hate […]

Renner’s letter to Pritzker

by: Diane Benjamin The establishments readers have said are staying open: Times Past Inn, Tony’s Diner, and Jacks. Let me know if you hear of others. Below is the letter Mayor Tari Renner sent to Illinois’s one-term governor. Complaints will be referred to the McLean County Health Department who must prove in court the establishment […]

Locals are resisting Pritzker

By: Diane Benjamin I have been informed “a bunch” of local restaurants and bars will not close today to in-door dining. They have attorney Thomas Devore on standby if any level of government attempts to interfere with their rights. If you are one or know who is open, please comment below. I predict an increase […]

BEC Judge Electioneering

By: Diane Benjamin I was informed by a VERY reliable source: Yesterday at the Coliseum a Bloomington Election Commission judge was telling people to vote YES on the Progressive Tax Amendment. That is illegal, the police were called and a report was made. Election officials are not allowed to influence your vote. Meanwhile, Jenn Carrillo […]

Drum roll please . . presenting Karyn Smith

By: Diane Benjamin See 25:19 Karyn Smith is reading a prepared statement during Trustee comments. The topic is COVID and the newly announced proclamations from Pritzker. Having swallowed all of the democrat talking points, she goes on and on about keeping people safe. She thinks the virus has to be under control before people will […]

Karyn Smith was a mistake, but . . .

By: Diane Benjamin The Good News is by electing Karyn – RC McBride is no longer on the council! The bad news is she must be a one term trustee if she continues to believe everything she is told instead of searching for truth herself. She was elected to represent the PEOPLE, not the Town. […]

Want to lower the positivity rate?

By: Diane Benjamin Who is currently being tested for COVID? Lots of people who think they might have it and people scheduled for surgery surgery. Of course testing sick people means the percent positive goes up. Decisions based on testing mostly people who think they might have COVID isn’t science! If mostly sick people are […]

Mayors defying Pritzker, where are Renner and Koos?

By: Diane Benjamin List of mayors who have announced they will not enforce Pritzker’s illegal ban on in-door dining: Libertyville, Orland Park, Morton Grove, Itasca, East Peoria, Springfield We don’t live in a dictatorship even though Pritzker has anointed himself one. Many courts have ruled against him, yet he continues to fail basic government: Call […]

Who is the real Rachel Lund?

By: Diane Benjamin Democrat Lund is running for the McLean County Board in District 5 against John McIntyre (Republublican) and Joann Litwiller (Libertarian) Lund cleaned up her social media sites before declaring her candidacy, but some of her posts were captured before that happened. Read below before you vote for “Nasty Woman”. Lund isn’t a […]

COVID FACTS

By: Diane Benjamin Last stats from the CDC: Cases 8,248,612 Deaths 223,070 US population 330,000,000 That means only 2.5% of the population has tested positive. We are currently testing over 1 million people a day. It also means that only 2.7% of those who tested positive have died. Joe Biden is campaigning on COVID. He […]