Far left out in force again

By: Diane Benjamin Public Comment was filled with the far left again wanting special treatment for illegals. Of course they hate Donna Boelen’s Welcoming America initiative because it doesn’t ban dealing with ICE. I wonder how Corey Cottrell’s family fells since he was killed by an illegal? https://blnnews.com/2019/07/12/corey-cottrell-memorial-ride/ The far left doesn’t care that Corey […]

No Human Being is Illegal? not so fast

By:  Diane Benjamin The local progressives want you to believe all illegals are law abiding citizens. Do you remember former Bloomington Police Chief Heffner telling the Council passing the Welcoming Ordinance will put public safety at risk?  https://blnnews.com/2017/12/18/chief-heffner-video/ The Council never passed it in Bloomington.  Normal did, one of their residents is dead because of […]

Rodriquez likely won’t stand trial

By:  Diane Benjamin The Jose Rodriquez case had a hearing today concerning the accident that killed Corey Cottrell. The State’s Attorney wanted a September trial, the judge set another hearing for September 11th so Jose could be present.  He is currently in ICE detention in Wisconsin. ICE will probably deport Rodriquez before he stands trial.  […]

Two things people have mentioned

By:  Diane Benjamin Follow-up:  https://blnnews.com/2019/07/12/jose-rodriguez-is-back-in-jail/ Jose Rodriguez was bailed out of jail again after his bond was reduced.  He was taken into custody by ICE agents.  I am trying to determine what happens next and if he will face prosecution here.  To be continued . . . Several people have noticed Tari isn’t living in […]

Corey Cottrell Memorial ride

The family and friends of Corey Cottrell held a celebration of life before the biker’s started lining up around 3:00.  They planned to ride down Wood and north on Main to MacArthur where the accident happened. The family has good news this morning.  https://blnnews.com/2019/07/12/jose-rodriguez-is-back-in-jail/ I’m sure the family appreciated all those who showed up this […]

Jose Rodriguez made bail

By:  Diane Benjamin Follow-up to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2019/06/24/is-rodriguez-illegal/ Rodriguez was bailed out last night.  I don’t know by who.  He is not represented  by a Public Defender, somebody is paying his lawyer. A grand jury will probably hear testimony next week, the police are still investigating. Will Rodriguez still be in the country by then? […]

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, […]