Tari, Tari, where’s the unity?

By: Diane Benjamin While the new president is calling for unity, Tari Renner missed the message. Remember what he called me clear back in 2015? https://blnnews.com/2015/02/10/does-tari-know-that-judy-isnt-running/ “Human cancer” must still be his go-to term for people who have the audacity to have a different opinion, the below were sent to me by a reader. Tari […]

Leroy: Don’t Trust your Mayor!

By:  Diane Benjamin Follow up to this story:  https://blnnews.com/2020/08/11/leroy-tyrant-alert/ Yesterday Mayor Dean posted this on Facebook: Was he trying to mislead citizens?  Did he want to make sure nobody showed up to object?  How many citizens thought it really was going to get tabled? “Will” must have other meanings than “will”. If the Mayor wanted […]

I’m a liar Chris Koos? (chuckles)

By:  Diane Benjamin The conversation is continuing on the post Chris Koos made to Facebook.  See the original story:  https://blnnews.com/2020/07/19/koos-out-of-touch-or-out-of-his-mind/ Below are excerpts, Joel Studebaker got into lots of topics.  The one that interested me was the empty first floor at 1 Uptown Circle. Note Cheryl Gaines claims renting it is up to the owner […]

Please explain why Nikita Richards has a job!

By:  Diane Benjamin Part 1 See Part 2 here:   https://blnnews.com/2018/08/30/part-2-nikita-richards/ See Part 3 here:  https://blnnews.com/2018/08/30/part-3-nikita-richards/ This was the job Nikita used to have, maybe still does: Nikita’s LinkedIn page shows NDR and Running for McLean County Clerk, but doesn’t mention she works for the City of Bloomington:   There is a description of what NDR Communications does […]

Sports complex imminent

By:  Diane Benjamin Quality of Life.  Economic driver. Government thinks they create prosperity, the opposite is true.  They redistribute your money to their preferred providers for services they want.  Essential services, like fixing the roads, are immaterial. The Normal Town Council unanimously agreed to spend $47,000 on a study that will say exactly what they […]

Nora, Nora, Nora

By:  Diane Benjamin I really hope Nora Dukowitz isn’t getting paid by taxpayers today.  Her social media sites have under gone some changes.  I’d hate to think taxpayers are paying for her personal activity, or maybe it isn’t personal? Luckily, I have screen shots of everything!  The three Facebook pages “Liked” by Nora Katherine are […]

Really sad you pay for this

By:  Diane Benjamin Nora Dukowitz was hired by the City of Bloomington to be the Communications Manger.  Why Bloomington needed one is still a mystery.  Hales claimed in this Pantagraph article that Nora would play a critical role in outreach to citizens, he also stated she would use social media to engage citizens:  http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/city-hires-communications-manager/article_f4bfe4e6-ec94-5cf7-a2c7-5c8a58a36771.html I […]

Americans have good reason not to ‘Like’ Facebook

Sold their own country out by tying their need for workers to the immigration reform bill By Judi McLeod We all use Facebook.  And God knows Facebook uses all of us. With money to burn, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, heading up a group of high-tech pooh-bahs,  used a million-dollar super PAC to more than doubling the number of foreign […]


  Over the weekend, Facebook took down a message by the Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS) which highlighted the fact that Obama denied backup to the forces being overrun in Benghazi. The message was contained in a meme which demonstrated how Obama had relied on the SEALS when he was ready to let them get […]