DeSantis Derangement Syndrome

Kev Phares (Cities 92.9) interviews protestors in Peoria, of course they claim he has to have a press badge. Free speech isn’t allowed by some of the protestors. These people must not know DEMOCRATS re-elected Ron DeSantis. The “Don’t Say Gay Bill” doesn’t exist, these people haven’t heard the truth and won’t because of #FakeMedia. […]

The Kevin Phares abuse by WGLT/ISU

By: Diane Benjamin FYI: The Vote Yes people committed more electioneering at ISU on Tuesday. Of course no prosecutions will happen, they were eventually kicked out by the election judges. Winning is all that matters to the left, breaking laws or lying is immaterial. Keep reading for proof. This is what happened, I hope Cities […]

Danenberger News blackout

By: Diane Benjamin When the rest of the local media refuses to report FACTS, they are the real threat to “democracy”. Cities 92.9 wasn’t afraid to report facts: Evidently the other media thinks character is immaterial to local politics. (speaks volumes about their character) If you need more proof the Dannenberger is FAR left, […]

Andy Byars confirms he’s a Koos puppet

By: Diane Benjamin If you have ever watched a Normal Town Council meeting it’s obvious Karyn Smith will support anything on the agenda. Kathleen Lorenz supports 99% of what’s on the agenda. Andy Byars was interviewed by Kevin Phares on his show Speechless 2/19/23: Jump to 59:00. Andy Byars wants you to vote for […]

Kathleen Lorenz-re-appears on Cities 92.9

By: Diane Benjamin Kathleen thinks her, Karyn Smith, and Andy Byars are the positive candidates. Of course she implies the other 3 aren’t. I am positive these 3 will raise taxes and fees, vote for more bike paths, throw your money to the underpass when it goes way over budget, pretend government creates markets, and […]

3 more things you need to know

By: Diane Benjamin 1) Steve Suess is no longer at Cities 92.9. He’s exploring other opportunities. BIG LOSS to Sunday afternoons, guest host spots, and election coverage. 😲 2) State Farm is selling employees: Sources tell me these are 1st and 2nd level support and claims help desk staff. Most are already working remotely. […]

Cities 92.9 in the Washington Post 😁

By: Diane Benjamin The Washington Post, or as Mark Levin calls them – the Washington Compost, printed a story about Cities 92.9: Everything you need to know about the Washington Post can be summed up by looking at the top stories on their website this morning: The Washington Post if obviously a mouthpiece […]

UPDATE: Tari hasn’t changed

The podcast will be available here by 5:15 pm. You need to hear what Tari said about Mboka. By: Diane Benjamin Tari Renner was just on the Steve Suess show. He hasn’t changed. Nothing that spews from his mouth can be believed. The tragic news is he hasn’t ruled out running for mayor again. […]

FOIA for National Fitness Champaign communication revealing!

By: Diane Benjamin More than one citizen is questioning the integrity and ethics in the Town of Normal. Below is a letter from a citizen with the name illegally redacted. Writing an email to the Council is no different than Public Comment at a meeting. Normal redacted the name in violation of the FOIA law. […]

WGLT is Jealous!

By: Diane Benjamin Posted yesterday by WGLT reporter Ryan Denham: During-a-Fraught-Time-for-Local-Media-Conservative-Radio-Station-Sees-an-Opening File this one under local comedy. The reporter is upset that Cities 92.9 veers into opinion reporting rather than straight news. Keep in mind the WGLT General Manager RC McBride used to have a seat on the Normal Town Council until he was defeated […]

People running for office who won’t represent everyone – on purpose

By: Diane Benjamin The candidates below have refused or ignored invitations to appear on Cities 92.9 radio. That means they don’t want to discuss issues with those who lean right and aren’t interested in earning your vote. Maybe they know their policies can’t be defended. Chris Koos – Normal Mayor Jackie Gunderson – Bloomington Mayor […]

Tari, I finally have time to get to you!

By: Diane Benjamin Tari’s greatest lies part I lost count: Tari Renner’s interview with Steve Suess starts around 45:00. Lie #1 Nobody has ever stated your entire police force is corrupt. I stated a bad cop can make ALL of them look bad. Lie #2 Diane makes stuff up. Since Tari claimed he doesn’t […]

The BEST source for candidate information

By: Diane Benjamin The Steve Suess show has become the best place to get information on candidates for the April 6th election. Candidates who refuse to appear on his show prove they have no intention of discussing issues with people who don’t align with them 100%. Jackie Gunderson (Bloomington mayor) has refused to be interviewed. […]

Kathleen Lorenz: Facts do matter

By: Diane Benjamin Problem identified: Kathleen’s facts are right, Stan Nord’s aren’t. Did Kathleen read this story? Her facts were WAY OFF! Kathy didn’t do any better in an interview with Cities 92.9. She was there to counter an interview Stan Nord did previously. You can listen to it here: The first topic […]

UPDATE: Normal shut down a local business

See story update: By: Diane Benjamin A comment made by radio host Steve Suess during his November 21st show needed an investigation. Fast forward to 87:00. Steve talked about an establishment in Normal that was shut down by Normal police for continuing in-door dining. He didn’t ask the owner for permission to use […]

Tari: Forget your oath of office?

By: Diane Benjamin Vowing to uphold both the Constitution of the United States and the State of Illinois is beyond the left. Tari Renner proved that again at the emergency Liquor Commission meeting yesterday. See the short video clip as reported by Cities 92.9: Tari expect State Attorney Don Knapp to enforce Pritzker Executive […]

Update: So is the Transfer Station a secret?

See response to FOIA below: By:  Diane Benjamin First a side note to Tim.  Since you have a FOIAable email address I’ll say thanks here. US Representative Rodney Davis was on Cities 92.9 this morning with Steve Suess.  Davis was asked about the $8 million grant to Connect Transit for a downtown Bloomington transfer station. […]

Pritzker’s 30 days expired long ago

By:  Diane Benjamin Regardless of what the local mayor’s claim, Governor Pritzker’s Executive orders expired 30 days after he wrote them.  That was well over a month ago.  Since the media allows JB to continue acting like anything he says is valid, that speaks volumes about their ability to be called a “free press”.  Our […]

Will Bloomington elect socialists?

By:  Diane Benjamin Some people in Bloomington admit they are democrat socialist.  The “democrat” part is added to make it sound like its real people leading the movement.  They are pure socialists, just like the ones who destroyed Venezuela.  They want to take your money, attack wealth producers, and hand money to people who didn’t […]

Response to comment left last night:

By:  Diane Benjamin A comment was left on BlnNews last night that deserves a longer response than just my reply.  The citizens of Bloomington need to understand who is REALLY responsible for the roads and new designs in recent years.  It isn’t Jim Karch. The comment: Why are few roads getting fixed and those that […]

Just so you know the Team:

By:  Diane Benjamin It was nice of most the progressives to pose for a pic together.  Progressives think government is the answer to every problems.  Personal responsibility isn’t required when government can create the future, they just need a ton more money to make it perfect.  Nikita Richards announced on Cities 92.9 that she plans […]

Media is destroying democracy! (Rauner)

By:  Diane Benjamin We aren’t a democracy, but I might as well use the language of the left.  It fits. It’s bad enough the Pantagraph refuses to do investigative reporting, but now the media is threatening to throw an election for MONEY. Cities 92.9 knows Bruce Rauner is lying in his endlessly running commercial claiming […]

Some PICS! – Pothole Hall of Shame

By:  Diane Benjamin Cities 92.9 and BlnNews are launching a Pothole Hall of Shame. The City is never going to fixed the roads until citizens force them to! Feel free to “decorate” potholes with chalk.  Draw a big arrow pointing to the pothole so other drivers see it before they blow tire, break shocks, or […]


By:  Diane Benjamin 1) State Farm is expanding again – in Atlanta.  They are building an office for up to 10,000 employees:–politics/watch-crews-implode-dunwoody-office-building/iZnPJmTxmPswgoj4gJwEeL/ 2) Cities 92.9 is holding a Bloomington mayoral debate next Wednesday.  They showed total disregard for church activities that normally happen on Wednesday evenings, but worse – Wednesday evening services during the […]

Is the Pantagraph trying to reelect Koos?

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday the Pantagraph wrote this story:  Normal Seeks AG’s Opinion On Public Comment I wonder where they got the idea for the story! Did Chris Koos call them and say “I’ve got a story for you”?  Mark Peterson? The only reason Normal is considering changing their Public Comment policy is because at […]

Why local media is FAKE NEWS

By:  Diane Benjamin Every major news source in Bloomington-Normal is supported by thousands of your tax dollars.  In less than two years your tax dollars went to: Pantagraph:  $338,493.91 WJBC etc:   $148,965.78 Cities 92.9 etc:  $30,474.30 City governments send regular payouts to these entities for thousands of dollars in what they call advertising.  Not limiting themselves […]

UPDATE: If laws don’t matter, it’s our fault

Ben Yount finally agreed to hold an event here in September! He mentioned your emails!  Thanks. _______________________________________________________ By:  Diane Benjamin A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded,  “A republic, if you can keep it.” I was at […]

Indoctrinated media: Pantagraph

By:  Diane Benjamin A citizen FOIA’d the City of Bloomington for Tari Renner’s calendar.  I predict Tari won’t be putting everything on his calendar anymore. See his June calendar here:  Renner calendar There are a lot of interesting items – see them for yourself.  Some entries are redacted.  Tari has some personal items listed, so […]

Black’s “conservative tour”

By:  Diane Benjamin Campaigning for reelection has begun for Alderman Black.  Yesterday he was on Cities 92.9 with two people supposedly from the Illinois Policy Institute.  I’ve never heard of either of them, in fact they never said their last names while I was listening.  Scott had them totally snowed into believing he was a […]