Bill Brady: RESIGN

By:  Diane Benjamin Strike one against Bill Brady was his failure to disclose financial interests in the gaming industry while writing laws to regulate them.  If Illinois had prosecutors . . . . . A US Bankruptcy Court in Springfield ruled yesterday against Robert Brady pertaining to his bankruptcy.  That Brady is not allowed to […]

Bill Brady in Chicago Tribune

By:  Diane Benjamin Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass must have a tough life living and reporting on the Chicago corruption.  If you’ve ever rad his columns, he turns it into comedy. Kass wrote a column on January 30th pertaining to the supposed ethics reforms in Springfield:  https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illlnois-political-corruption-kass-20200130-m44sodf625ab3mjeb7vprhsidu-story.html After Kass is done skewering Pritzker he gets […]

Bill Brady needs some ethics!

Toggle Me The ILGOP will never reform Illinois with leadership like this:Source:  https://www.wcia.com/news/capitol-news/geez-bill-plummer-says-brady-offered-him-ethics-post-if-hed-agree-to-back-off-ethics-reform/ ‘Geez, Bill:’ Plummer says Brady offered him ethics post if he’d agree to back off ethics reform CAPITOL NEWS by: Mark Maxwell Posted: Dec 3, 2019 / 12:55 AM CST / Updated: Dec 3, 2019 / 09:03 AM CST SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Senator Bill Brady’s tenure as […]

Four B’s and an R (Gas Tax)

By:  Diane Benjamin Dan Brady, Bill Brady, Jason Barickman, Tom Bennett, and Chapin Rose I bet the gas prices are killing your budget.  Lawmakers never understand you have to cut your budget in other places to pay their tax increases.  You have less money to spend, therefore tax revenue, like sales tax, will decrease.  You […]

WOW! Bill Brady exposed

By:  Diane Benjamin Before I get to Billy, did you know Robert Brady Sr filed bankruptcy?   This discharge report lists everyone who got taken by Brady:  Brady Discharge – with creditor list What’s Billy up to?  Every wonder how politicians earn a paycheck and somehow end up rich after they have been in office awhile? […]

More on the VA story from yesterday

By:  Diane Benjamin This is an update to yesterday’s story:     https://blnnews.com/2018/07/11/not-the-right-fit-tari/ This morning I spoke to the Marine veteran who was the subject of the Facebook post by Danny Leifel.  He wants to remain anonymous because of the large number of phone calls he received yesterday. One phone call he never received was from […]

Used Car Law makes GOV your daddy

By:  Diane Benjamin Anybody else noticed that people get stupider every year? Long gone are the days of citizens expected to take care of themselves.  Government has usurped the right of self-determination by deciding it must act as parents to the population, the peasants aren’t capable themselves! The latest usurp: Illinois has a law going […]

Connect Transit tears

See this story for the totals:  https://blnnews.com/2016/10/28/connect-transit-totals/https://blnnews.com/2016/10/28/connect-transit-totals/ By:  Diane Benjamin I didn’t attend the Connect Transit meeting last night, but I have reports from people who did. Of course people spoke that rely on buses, but people also spoke about BUDGETING a $12,000,000 loss when the country and the State of Illinois both have no […]

Why Illinois fails: Bill Brady

By:  Diane Benjamin I’ve written stories about McLean County Board member Dave Selzer’s property tax problems.  His taxes were purchased by people profiting from people unable to pay.  See these stories: https://blnnews.com/2016/02/29/selzers-tax-problem/ https://blnnews.com/2016/02/15/dave-selzer-tax-deadbeat/ Freedom of Information requests from the County led to the people buying taxes:  RealTax Developers (Huffs) and Shannon Logsdon. Another FOIA request […]

Renner spending non-existent money

By:  Diane Benjamin At the November 24th City Council meeting Renner obviously felt the $750,000 State of Illinois grant via Bill Brady belonged to him.  He showed a complete reversal from the previous Council meeting when Aldermen were told it could only be spent on expanding McGraw Park. This comment from City staff was included […]

Send in the Clowns!

by:  Diane Benjamin The 3 stooges (previously used to describe City leadership) isn’t enough people.  Therefore the non-numerical term “Clowns” will now be used. “Lighting the Evergreen Tree in Withers Park” : It’s a CHRISTMAS TREE City of Bloomington!  Okay, it’s really the Downtown Bloomington Association doing this, but they get most of their money from […]

Bloomington Agenda for tonight:

by:  Diane Benjamin In the consent Agenda – which means the potted plants are supposed to not question, just vote yes: Analysis of Request for Proposal (RFP) and Contract Award to Anderson Building Services, Inc. for Fire Headquarters Station Kitchen Remodel, (RFP 2015 – 40). (Recommend that the RFP for Fire Headquarters Station Kitchen Remodel […]

Bill Brady on HIS $750,000

by:  Diane Benjamin Bill Brady says if Bloomington doesn’t take the $750,000 to expand McGraw Park, he will have to look for other places to spend it. Hey Bill!  Mister so-called conservative, how about NOT spending it.  Bill claims it is HIS grant.  Really Bill? You have been in government too long Billy.  It isn’t […]

The Gang that can’t shoot straight: $750,000

By:  Diane Benjamin One overlooked fact:  Central Catholic is NOT in Bill Brady’s District!  They are represented by Jason Barickman. Local City government loves back room deals, no risk of exposure since they are cozy with most of the press.  You won’t see the Pantagraph breaking news of corruption, in fact they cover it up. […]

Fruin – conflict of interest? ($750,000) BREAKING NEWS

JIM FRUIN is on the Board of Trustees of Central Catholic! http://www.blmcchs.org/about_us/board_of_trustees Official Misconduct Jim?     by:  Diane Benjamin h/t JS At Monday’s Council meeting, Jim Fruin spoke extensively on why he shouldn’t recuse himself from the vote to accept $750,000 from the State of Illinois to buy land so Central Catholic could have […]

Pantagraph: Brady isn’t interested in Illinois

by:  Diane Benjamin My TITLE is what the Pantagraph title should have been. With a large picture of Bill Brady on the front page of the Pantagraph today, the story is really what they  didn’t report.  The Pantagraph will never report anything negative about real estate agents, developers, or car dealers because of advertising dollars. […]

What happens to wrecked and junky vehicles?

by:  Diane Benjamin On Friday I got THREE certified letters from the City of Chicago.  At a cost of $3.50 each, my husband and I were notified that our vehicle was impounded for Altered Tags.  All 3 letters were identical except one had my name and 2 had my husband’s – more government efficiency in […]

Illinois is Bill Brady’s fault

by: Diane Benjamin 2010:  remember it?  The year the GOP won election after election after election across the country and re-took the House of Representatives in DC.  Illinois alone sent 5 new GOP reps – the people were mad at Democrats for slamming ObamaCare down their throats and all the other shenanigans perpetrated by Democrats […]

Bill Brady again?

by Diane Benjamin Sen Brady ran for Governor in 2010. 5 Congressional seats were flipped to GOP in November 2010, but Bill still LOST! If Bill couldn’t win when there was a Nationwide landslide for the GOP – including Illinois – he can’t win in 2014! As a result of his loss, our entire state […]

The Unfit for GOP Governor in Illinois

Yesterday a lady in Naperville was arrested for not allowing a Smart Meter to be installed on her house.  It is too late for the local Bloomington-Normal area because these meters have already been installed.  Meanwhile, there are court cases all over the country pertaining to individual rights and health problems associated with these meters. […]

Illegals get Drivers Licenses!

Thanks to Yes votes from both Bill Brady and Dan Brady, illegal (ILLEGAL) aliens will now be able to get Driver’s Licenses in Illinois.  Supposedly the roads will be safer. How are they going to verify identity?  Legal citizens have to bring a birth certificate when they get a drivers license. It didn’t work in […]

Local Legislators: Getting your money’s worth?

by:  Diane Benjamin According to the state Comptroller’s website:  http://ledger.illinoiscomptroller.com/index.cfm/find-the-salary-of-a-state-employee/find-state-employee-salary-sql/ Salary paid through 11/30/2012 Dan Brady  $75,123.95   (annual: $81,953.40) Bill Brady  $77,382.03  (annual:  $84,416.76) Keith Sommer  $68,355.10 (annual: $74,569.20) GARS = General Assembly Retirement System This information was obtain under the Freedom of Information Act: Dan Brady has served 11 years and 11 months.  He has […]

IL GOP platform on Illegal Immigration

Below is a section of the Illinois GOP platform adopted 6/9/2012.  This section speaks to immigration issues in Illinois.  Note E and F. Where does issuing drivers licenses to illegal immigrants fit into the platform?  Bill Brady, can you answer since you voted Yes?  How does your vote “abandon incentives for illegal aliens to settle in Illinois”? […]

More on Driver’s Licenses for illegal aliens

by Diane Benjamin If you want a clear picture of who in the Illinois Senate is a conservative and who is pandering for votes, click here to see who voted to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens in Illinois:  http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=957&GAID=11&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=55832&SessionID=84&GA=97 Note 2 persons wanting to be governor, Dillard and Brady, voted YES. If a vehicle […]

The Brady Bunch

Dollars for leaders Of the 177 Illinois state legislators, 136 receive some type of salary boost for a leadership post, which will cost taxpayers an additional $1.7 million this year. Annual salaries for all 177 is $64,716. Both Dan Brady and Bill Brady receive extra money for their leaderships rolls: Dan   $9,851 Total  $  74,567 […]

Sen Bill Brady Votes by Accident – UPDATE!

by Diane Benjamin Once again the Republican Party in Illinois shows ZERO leadership ability.  The final session of the legislature was a circus created by Mike Madigan to pass whatever legislation he approved of, a lot of it created to benefit his law clients. See http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-madigan-medicaid-20120602,0,824489,full.story What did the Republicans do?  Walk out? Refuse to […]