Exclusive: How did Amber Buck get probation?

By:  Diane Benjamin One question has persisted among those following the Mikey Cadena case:  How did Amber go from being charged with 5 Class X felonies with children under the age of 15 (child endangerment) in the house and near a church all the way to probation? Amber has a long arrest and conviction record […]

Who is the leaker?

By:  Diane Benjamin On January 23rd WGLT had an intriguing story.  I was hoping some other media cared or WGLT would do a followup because it left too many questions unanswered. See the story here:  http://wglt.org/post/emails-prosecutors-declined-citys-request-closed-session-coliseum-case According to the story, WGLT got their hands on some emails between Bloomington attorney Jeff Jurgens and the State’s Attorney office.  […]

Hales leaves, nothing will change

By:  Diane Benjamin The City Manager is the only employee of the City Council.  When David Hales leaves, another guy just like him will magically appear.  The voters elected a progressive left-wing mayor and compliant Council, so citizens shouldn’t expect a sudden lurch to fiscal responsibility.  Your taxes will continue to rise because  the guy […]

Renner: Trust? Respect?

By:  Diane Benjamin (Received under the Freedom of Information Act) See another Tari email below.  Evidently HIS rules only apply when he wants them to. Mutual Trust?  Respect?  Remember your attack on Alderwoman Stearns?  Can the Alderman express their thoughts without being verbally attacked by you Tari?  Maybe next time you will allow the exchange […]