Fireworks at Bloomington Council

By:  Diane Benjamin Jenn Carrillo had her “pride” flag at the beginning of the meeting.  She sits right next to the mayor, he said nothing.  Maybe he doesn’t know displaying a personal flag that is larger than the American flag is offensive and violates the US Flag Code.  If you missed last night’s story, see […]

Oath of office – on video

By:  Diane Benjamin Just so there is a record, since the City of Bloomington didn’t live stream or archive video of the candidates being sworn in, a reader taped Carrillo and Crabill. They did take an oath to support the Constitution.  I wonder if they know the word “democracy” is not in it?   Below […]

Socialists sworn in today

By:  Diane Benjamin Sonny Garcia is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist.  He has no clue what that means.  He does want the Welcoming Ordinance, Community Policing, Green City, Affordable Housing, and free public transportation. Side note to Sonny and Jenn:  Bloomington aggregated buying electricity and opted for only “green”.  That means those poor and oppressed people […]

Crabill, Carrillo, and Connect Transit

By:  Diane Benjamin In February, Connect Transit had a whooping $115,785.44 in revenue. That revenue didn’t cover 25% of the wages they paid to employees. ($470,076.10) Total expenses for February were $1,025,579.65. Drum roll please – they only lost $909,794.21! PDF page 10:    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f2onCQqMAcgBJYz2K8wJRQemNshaqk2T/view Both Bloomington and Normal give your tax dollars to this […]

Crabill is worried

By:  Diane Benjamin Maybe the voters in Ward 8 are wondering why the Council needs another State Farm lawyer on the Council when Bloomington already has a State Farm lawyer Kimberly Bray. That’s diversity? Maybe the Ward 8 voters can’t figure out why Crabill hangs out with the radicals in Dwight.  https://blnnews.com/2019/03/13/guess-who-else-was-in-dwight/ Maybe they can’t figure […]