Nikita Richards should be fired today

By: Diane Benjamin Nikita Richards is not only the chair of the local Democrat Party, she is an employee of the City of Bloomington in Human Resources. Yesterday she posted this on Facebook: Nikita just alienated all 130 Bloomington police officers. Nikita accused every officer of being unprofessional at best and racist at worst. How […]

City of Bloomington – Police Officer Squires stripped of police powers prior to resignation

BY KIRK ALLEN City of Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner fabricated information during a phone interview in an attempt to deflect from the resignation of a police officer, Curtis Squires.  Renner’s interview was on WJBC radio on the 25th of September, following the City Council meeting where I urged him and the rest of the council to […]

Is Rodriguez illegal?

By:  Diane Benjamin I believe this guys court appearance has been delayed until tomorrow.  His immigration status is still trying to be determined.  He turned himself in with a lawyer.   This is a picture from the victims Facebook page, unless there is more than one Corey Cottrell living in Normal.  His death if tragic, […]

A Fireman’s story

By:  Diane Benjamin Bloomington may have a problem with one of their firefighters.  Unfortunately most of the information I received under FOIA is redacted.  Since he hasn’t been charged or even disciplined, I am withholding his name.  The sources that gave me information claim this isn’t the only problem this guy has had, he just […]

Welcoming Ordinance-tonight

By:  Diane Benjamin I attended the meeting.  Public comment was extended to an hour, everyone who signed up before the meeting got to speak. The people who showed up were overwhelmingly supportive of the ordinance.  I found it amusing that separation of Church and State doesn’t apply to illegal immigration.  Many quoted Bible verses.  I […]

Bloomington is Chicago

Did Tari Know a large crowd was coming?  It matters. By:  Diane Benjamin The Bloomington Police Department was told loud and clear last night they were a huge problem.  I wonder how many officers today are questioning why they are willing to die on the job to protect and serve people who despise them.  I […]

UPDATE: Bloomington’s Finest

The writer of this comment continues to make comments – all too vulgar to post except the one where he claims the mayor pays him to harass his opponents on line.  It’s a good thing mental illness is becoming a priority, I know a guy who should be locked up. _______________________________________ By:  Diane Benjamin In […]

Hear the crash yet?

By:  Diane Benjamin It isn’t an accident the Bloomington City Council had relatively short meetings before the April election and now two-hour or more regular meetings will be the norm.  Renner hid his agenda with talking points and now he’s ready to activate the plans he had safely tucked out of sight. Bike lanes of […]