Bloomington tonight – spending fake money

By: Diane Benjamin http://bloomingtonil.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1143&Inline=True After a presentation concerning the Western Avenue Community Center, Bloomington will discuss how to spend the $13.3 million they received under the American Rescue Plan. It’s not real money, the feds just printed it and pretend it isn’t causing inflation. Watch for lists of dream items some aldermen might produce. The […]

The Coliseum case documents

By: Diane Benjamin Since many of you contributed to get copies of the court documents before John Butler had a chance to get them sealed – I’m posting them below. I’ve got 9 PDF files, the latest information is in PDF #1. Here is what I do know, I haven’t read every page yet: Kelly […]

Uptown: We will take two please

By: Diane Benjamin Is Uptown a success? The successful buildings on the circle so far are government owned, Children’s Discovery Museum and Amtrak/Town offices. The third building still has an empty first floor and the taxpayers are renting the entire second floor for the Town. (Remember when the Council told Pam it was a high […]

Rivian went Public yesterday

By: Diane Benjamin Interesting Excerpts: A Saudi family that built its business on gasoline-fueled cars is sitting on an almost $11.5 billion fortune after electric truck maker Rivian Automative Inc. surged on its trading debut in 2021’s biggest initial public offering. Abdul Latif Jameel, a Jeddah-based group named after its founder and today run by his sons, […]

Amy Roser – Unit 5 needs trained too

By: Diane Benjamin Roser is the chair of the Unit 5 School Board. Before Public comment she read HER list of rules which is immaterial since the law provides citizens Free Speech. Hear her rules at 1:23:00. Next review this story, Urbana wouldn’t have settled the case before going to court if they thought they […]

The case against CRT

If you are on Facebook you might have seen this video. If not, enjoy it now. Note: He isn’t reading his speech. The fake race war is not going to end until people get tired of being used by politicians. This is from a School Board meeting.

County going green, of course at your expense

By: Diane Benjamin Climate Change nonsense is about one thing: Taking your money. Why was the country energy independent just a few months ago and now gas prices are robbing you? Why is the Obama history repeating itself with Biden? That one is easy: Going green is unaffordable when traditional fuels are cheap and plentiful. […]

City of Bloomington and the jab

By: Diane Benjamin Why would any organization willing comply with tyranny? Follow the money! We used to be a country where individuals were allowed to make decisions for themselves, government is using COVID to forever change that to: Do What I Say. The City of Bloomington issued the below: When were HIPAA Laws repealed? Why […]

More proof government never fixes problems

By: Diane Benjamin I’ve done numerous stories about Connect Transit buses destroying the infrastructure at the north west corner of Portillos. It is impossible for the huge buses to make that turn without running over the curb and sidewalk. That of course crushes the concrete. The corner has been fixed but the bus route was […]

Meet Dr. Ivette Dubiel

By: Diane Benjamin Sounds like a tragic start to life! She was poor but somehow managed to become of Doctor in most likely Education. She also has three Masters Degrees, in other words she is a product of the education system at the highest level. Pretending not to be a capitalist, Dr. Dubiel started her […]

The Comedy Club you don’t have to pay to see!

By: Diane Benjamin Attention Mayor Mboka: You don’t have a right to limit speech! Read up, Urbana just paid attorney’s fees to settle a lawsuit against them for doing exactly what you did last night: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/10/urbana-settled-open-meetings-public-comment-lawsuit/ The comment Mboka objected to starts at 25:29. The lady could be called clueless, combative, obnoxious, and probably other […]

One more thing on the library:

By: Diane Benjamin Yesterday I caught somebody from the Bloomington library on a Peoria news station. The woman, I didn’t catch her name, claimed the plans were created by talking to the public. Obviously not the public I talk to. I dare the Library Board to put a non-binding referendum on the next ballot, Yes […]

Experimenting on kids

By: Diane Benjamin At least one local pediatrician sent letters to MINORS urging them to take the COVID vaccine. The letter claimed it will keep them from spreading COVID to other people. Evidently the doctor gets paid per jab or he doesn’t know vaccinated people can spread COVID and children are very low level spreaders. […]

Update: More Fake News from WGLT

https://www.kabc.com/2021/11/08/bravo-state-farm-backs-aaron-rodgers-after-vax-comments/ State Farm backs Aaron Rodger! Good for them, bad for WGLT. By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader The only reason I started writing almost 10 years ago was because journalism is dead. If stories aren’t purposely not covered to protect fellow democrats, words are twisted to make the consumer believe something that never happened. […]

BEC’s New Director

By: Diane Benjamin It took a long time for the Bloomington Election Commission to name a new Executive Director, the last one quit in May. I’d still like to know why Tim Mitchell quit suddenly and why it took so long to replace him. Did they have trouble finding a qualified applicant? The new Executive […]

PAGE still not found

By: Diane Benjamin The web page where the Illinois Department of Public Health reports breakthrough COVID hospitalizations and deaths has been down again for many days. The numbers are supposed to be updated every Wednesday. Don’t bother calling the number on the screen, they will provide a number in Chicago. That office in Chicago will […]

No More Wind Farms McLean County

By: Diane Benjamin Another company is trying to blight the country with oil filled wind turbines. The only winner with new fields is Wall Street since they grab the tax credits. Turbines will never create enough electricity to replace coal in Illinois, they will increase the cost of electricity however. Most jobs created are temporary! […]

Unit 5 – last meetings public comments

By: Diane Benjamin I went to the District 87 meeting last week because their meetings aren’t on video. Unit 5 meetings are, I’m just now getting to their Public Comment. Please note: Public Comment will likely not change your elected officials mind. It is for the public because it proves other people think the same […]

Fun in Normal last night

By: Diane Benjamin Since the agenda was very slim last night it gave the Council time to stray where they normally don’t. The entire meeting was still less than an hour. At the October 18th meeting Chemberly Cummings proved she is the last person who should be teaching kids about government. She claimed the Trustees […]

Too late Bloomington

By: Diane Benjamin The City of Bloomington’s year end was 4/30/2021. The financial statements have yet to be released. If they were a corporation with investors they would all be fired, but they are government so it’s fine. Luckily they also have to submit information to the Illinois Comptroller’s office. Bloomington’s information is available there! […]

Connect Transit million a month plan

By: Diane Benjamin Another 1 month loss of over $1,000,000 Every ride on a bus costs $5.36, at least it is down from $6.42 last year Every ride on Connect Mobility cost $46.06, again down from $52.37 last year Both services together had 60,458 more rides than last year. That proves again, the more riders […]

TWO things you need to know

By: Diane Benjamin 1) Local schools are teaching Critical Race Theory. They get around it by using the principles of CRT without calling it teaching Critical Race Theory. They might call it anti-racism, white supremacy, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or White Privilege. Any program that uses race as a qualifier for generalization about a group […]