Tari Renner lied about Bloomington having fewer employees

By: Diane Benjamin Former Mayor Tari Renner often said Bloomington is down 100 employees. The City isn’t down 100 employees as the below shows. Starting in 2013 they changed how they count employees – see the note at the bottom of the page. Ignore the 2012 number because employees weren’t counted the same. Since 2013 […]

How many “Facts” does Tari get wrong?

By:  Diane Benjamin The League of Women Voters/WGLT debate last night was held in a horrible room.  Many people trekked to Uptown to see it, but the room was too small to hold them all.  University Gallery staff were busy telling people they weren’t allowed to lean against the walls.  A lot of people didn’t […]


By:  Diane Benjamin All of the information below is from the Illinois Comptroller’s website.  See it HERE Would you invest in a company that fails to issue Financial Reports? Why would anybody invest in Bloomington – they haven’t issued last year’s statements yet.  Tonight there will be a presentation on how this year is going […]

How much time did you get off?

By:  Diane Benjamin http://www.cityblm.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5746/17?backlist=%2Fhome . For New Year’s, all employees get a day and a half off. . . . . Make sure you are sitting down, stay calm, if not –   walk away now. You were warned! http://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/calendar           . . Yes, Virginia -Santa brought City employees all day […]

Pure and simple: It’s THEFT

By:  Diane Benjamin Luckily IMRF actually cares about transparency.  Yesterday I filed a request for all the Accelerated Payments charged to the City of Bloomington because they are to chicken to change the Sick Leave Buy Back policy.  Instead of the precious government employees being told the golden goose got cooked, employees are told it’s […]