Bloomington Business Friendly?

By:  Diane Benjamin Bills and Payroll:   http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20301 Ending Sick Leave Buy Back and the penalties that go with allowing employees to spike their pensions is not going to end anytime soon.  What the Council passed recently was a dog and pony show designed to make you believe they heard your outrage.  Monday night you will […]

Democrats buying votes?

Why was the Democrat Party Chairman handing out pizza to the voters at ISU?  Erik Rankin just happen to be with Dan Brady’s opponent – Ben Webb.  Webb had to be asked to leave since his presence at a polling place is obviously illegal. Rankin didn’t know that?  (Seems democrats either never know the rules […]

Dear Readers

I am feeling better than two weeks ago, still not back at full strength – but getting there. I’ve been struggling with something for quite awhile.  As this site becomes more and more popular, the attacks are becoming more frequent.  I’m an expert at seeing who wants information and who doesn’t care about facts.  Arguing […]

Proof money can’t buy local elections

By:  Diane Benjamin JB might have bought the governorship, but it didn’t work in the McLean County Clerk’s race. The final contribution numbers to candidates are not yet available.  I can tell you what contributions are listed to date on the Board of Elections website. Nikita Richards received $20,720     Nikita Richards Here’s a few […]

Coliseum – one guilty

By:  Diane Benjamin One of the 5 charged in connection with the Coliseum pleaded guilty yesterday.  See this Pantagraph story:   https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/guilty-former-bloomington-arena-official-gets-fine-probation-after-plea/article_00b6cb16-2aeb-5558-9614-2a50e543d503.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-2 One part of the story doesn’t make any sense: ________________________ I hope these numbers aren’t what the entire case against the five is based on.  The commissions don’t make any sense either. According to […]

Corn Crib taxes – brilliant business plan

By:  Diane Benjamin Follow up to this story:   https://blnnews.com/2018/10/20/the-corn-crib-fleece/ The property ID # in the County system for the Corn Crib was 14-17-400-004.  You can look this PIN number up on the County Assessor’s site:     http://mcleanil.devnetwedge.com/ Taxes for 2010 were $95,365.40 Taxes for 2011 were $145,019.90 Taxes for 2012 were $32,119.36 Taxes for 2013 were ZERO Heartland […]

Election Recap

By:  Diane Benjamin Congrats Illinois.  Democrats are in complete control.  Will somebody please name one place where Democrats have allowed prosperity.  Anyone?  Anyone?  Democrats create dependents, not a vibrant growing economy.   Illinois will collapse under the weight of politicians who refuse to fix the problems. Likely it is too late to leave Illinois since property […]