Boomers who fought for legalization have no idea how dangerous it is

You Can Be Addicted to Weed. I Was When I Was 12. I’m not printing excerpts of this one – you need to read it yourself: h/t a reader Next: Cannabis is illegal at ISU however:

Sarah Bonner infamy is State-wide

By: Diane Benjamin Bonner is the Heyworth teacher who was forced to resign after making porn available to her students. A friend sent me an op-ed that featured Bonner – see page 2: The writer found it ironic that she was forced to resign because of the materials she made available to students while […]

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 […]

Sarah Bonner is creating activists

By: Diane Benjamin A reader sent me this link to a book co-written by Sarah Bonner: Much of the description sounds mundane until you get to this line:  which ultimately positions young people to be change agents in their communities. Change agents for what Sarah? From the books and video links found in your […]

Heyworth Parents won BUT:

By: Diane Benjamin Sarah Bonner is no longer teaching Language Arts in Heyworth after parents found inappropriate materials in her classroom. Bonner is still listed on the Illinois State University website as a teacher training students to do exactly what she did in her classroom: Click this link: Next click on RESEARCH. It looks […]

ISU President Resigns

Board of Trustees announces university leadership changes The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University has announced that President Terri Goss Kinzy has resigned as of February 14, 2023, and will vote to accept her resignation at the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting at 2 p.m., Friday, February 17. The Board of Trustees appointed […]

Public-Private Partnership Fail: Coliseum

By: Diane Benjamin The Arena was renamed in 2017 when Grossinger Motors agreed to pay naming rights. See this story: The naming rights expired June 30, 2022. Grossinger Motors doesn’t even exist anymore so obviously they didn’t renew the naming rights. I would have to file a FOIA to see if they even paid […]

The effects of SB 818 – sexualizing your kids

By: Diane Benjamin In case you forgot, the State of Illinois passed and Pritzker signed SB 818 last summer. This bill enshrines in law the sexualization of your children: Schools are ordered to teach and groom your kids with information that should be between parents and their children. If your neighbors were caught with […]

College-School-Mulberry crash history

By: Diane Benjamin Thanks again to Doug Fansler who started me off mapping crashes in the area from this story: All of the maps below are from Normal’s new Open Data Portal, access it at the bottom of the main screen: Page down to IDOT McLean County Traffic Crashes. Start with the number […]

Making EV’s affordable: free electricity

By: Diane Benjamin The data below was FOIA’d by Doug Fansler from the Town of Normal. Guess who is paying to charge Electric Vehicles? That would be the taxpayers of Normal, State of Illinois (ISU), and Heartland College district taxpayers. Maybe after paying way more for an EV than a gas powered vehicle free electricity […]


By: Diane Benjamin Did the local school district’s leadership even blink when Judge Grischow ruled masking kids EVIL? “Statutory rights have attempted to be bypassed through the issuance of Executive Orders and Emergency Rules … This type of evil is exactly what the law was intended to constrain.” Her statement called Pritzker EVIL! We are […]

Report: Normal is normal

By: Diane Benjamin This story was posted yesterday: Yes, the title is: Does your college town suck? Illinois State University It might be a biased story because the writer appears to be comparing Illinois to Wisconsin. He must not know about Rivian, it isn’t mentioned in the story. It is an interesting read though. […]

Dangerous Crosswalks in Normal

By: Diane Benjamin I’ve written before about a dangerous crosswalk on Raab Road: The Town of Normal trains people on Constitution Trail to think vehicles will stop for them just because lines are painted on the road and there is a pole in the middle of the street. The Normal police had to do […]

Marxism in Illinois Higher Education

By: Diane Benjamin Racism is so prevalent at ISU you are expected to forget this guy used to run the place: Yesterday the ISU Academic Senate passed a recommendation to require all students to take a course on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in U.S. Society in order to graduate. These courses are classic Karl […]

ISU needs to watch this father:

By: Diane Benjamin I guarantee you will be cheering too (unless you are woke). The School Board voted to ban CRT after he spoke. Wednesday night the ISU Academic Senate will likely pass by a LARGE majority a graduation requirement to create “woke” students. They call it IDEAS – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in […]

Look who is driving race based teaching locally

By: Diane Benjamin Keep in mind while reading: Illinois got an “F” in teaching history and civics: All of the information below was received months ago from Unit 5 by FOIA. What does this tell you? Are teachers “historians” or teachers of history? Should teachers be “activists” and teaching their students to mimic them? […]

The local Anti Semites

By: Diane Benjamin See below: Apartheid isn’t accurate, The Israel Knesset has Arab members. Colonialism? Look at a map. Israel is the size of New Jersey surrounded by Arab countries. Military occupation? Israel’s military left Gaza years ago, the occupying force is funded by Iran. Equality? Do they prefer socialism or communism? Everybody will be equally […]

ISU’s next President

By: Diane Benjamin The search committee for the next President was composed of 32 members, click the link above to see the names. This statement is on that site: The search committee reported to the Board of Trustees who made the final determination. Did they tell the new President ISU’s credit rating is Baa2? […]

Local DSA in education

By: Diane Benjamin I stumbled onto this page weeks ago: It proves you should be worried about sending your kids to college at ISU or Heartland. One of the members of the local Democratic Socialists of America was just elected to the Heartland Board: Supporting Bernie Sanders is all you need to understand […]

Shrinking Normal

By: Diane Benjamin Follow-up to the same information about Bloomington: From information the Town of Normal submitted to the Illinois Comptroller’s office: 3/30/2020 3/30/2019 This data shows a decrease of 273 people in just one year. Keep in mind Bloomington’s population decrease was mostly in the last fiscal year too. The link for 2018 […]

UPDATE: ISU’s spy software

Proving this software was a really bad idea, it was shut down because the parent company was got hacked. The hacker sent offensive emails to users, Illinois State University is mentioned in the story as using the software. The Proctortrack website has no information, it does guarantee privacy and security however. Evidently that isn’t […]

Can ISU get worse? Oh yes they can!

By: Diane Benjamin I hear some teachers aren’t teaching. 3 hours on Zoom as turned into one hour. Some teachers are expecting students to teach themselves. Students are still charged for all kinds of amenities and buildings they aren’t allowed to use. This story is worse. ISU is worried about kids cheating on tests. Instead […]

ISU: Job Opening #2

By: Diane Benjamin Have there been sightings of guys in white hoods on campus? Burning crosses? This is job opening #2 to convince students they are being discriminated against. #1: Your dollars are being used to uncover racism where little to none exists. Americans are not racist! Democrats have to convince minorities it […]

ISU is hiring: Head Divider

By: Diane Benjamin These “theoretical frameworks” teach: skin color morally taints you whites have sinned against all minorities history is racist the country’s founding was illegitimate punctuality is white culture established norms attack minorities the county is fundamentally racist This is toxic training against civil society and completely absurd on it’s face. It explains […]

What really happened to the ISU Football Coach

By: Diane Benjamin See this article from The Blaze: Excerpts: Read the rest of the story for more sad details you probably don’t know. ISU now has national coverage from multiple news outlets. Every local news service reported he quit. He didn’t.