Fly on the Wall: Logan Smith

I think I heard Democrat County Board member Logan Smith physically threaten Chair John McIntyre! Laurie Wollrab, I saw you were present. I was just flying around down the hall, loud enough office personnel heard the ruckus. If John wasn’t so nice he’d file a police report. (We all know laws don’t apply to democrats […]

The IL GOP will always be a minority

By: Diane Benjamin It is only a short time before McLean County will be taken over by Democrat Socialists. The Republicans are doing nothing to stop them. The GOP believes in working together. The local democratic socialists don’t want to work together, they want to control everything. McLean County will soon be run just like […]

Punting to a Tyrant

By:  Diane Benjamin Somewhere I heard it stated:  Illinois will open when the people want it to open.  Your elected officials aren’t going to help, they are bowing before Pritzker’s tyrannical rule. The County Board debated for two hours last night.  Peoria and the other cities who put together the HOI plan have all backed […]

Illinois GOP, a minority on purpose

By:  Diane Benjamin State GOP Chair Tim Schneider led the Republican Party in a wipe-out last November.  The Republicans have zero power in Springfield thanks to his leadership.  There is now a lawsuit connected to the election of the State Central Committeeman over election improprieties.  Schneider is accused of stealing the election.   Details here:  19-0422 […]

It’s official! The New State’s Attorney

Don Knapp was appointed with ZERO discussion.  The fix was in. By:  Diane Benjamin The County Board meets this morning at 9:00.  On the agenda (Item 7) is the Chairman’s pick to replace Jason Chambers as State’s Attorney.     https://www.mcleancountyil.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/6150 I predict Chairman John McIntyre picked the current Assistant County Administrator Don Knapp.  Don is […]

County holds an illegal meeting!

By:  Diane Benjamin This morning the McLean County Board held a meeting without announcing it.  Is the Open Meetings Act too difficult to understand? Notice of ALL meetings most be posted 48 hours in advance along with the agenda.  This morning they held a legislative breakfast for the entire Board AND State Senators Bill Brady, Jason […]

Democrat Jocularity!

By:  Diane Benjamin Erik Rankin is on the McLean County Board.  He is also the local Democratic Party Chairman.  Democrats are VERY outnumbered on the County Board.  VERY! Since Jason Chambers ran on the Republican Party ticket for State’s Attorney, his replacement until the next election has to be a Republican. Ranken was on WJBC  […]

Downs Fire: More information

By:  Diane Benjamin Below are awards given to members of the Downs Fire Department by fellow members.  They are mounted to the wall inside the station to the left.  These awards should prove that nepotism accusations aren’t true and any promotions have nothing to do with Travis Misch and John Bettisch being sons of Board […]

Downs Fire: Clearing the air

By:  Diane Benjamin Last night a special meeting of the Downs Fire Protection District was held.  I attended and filmed the entire 1 1/2 hours. The meeting turned into a Public Comment session.  That wasn’t a bad thing, a dialogue took place that needed to take place. I am convinced the firing of the former […]

Update: Downs Fire – FYI

I received a legal opinion that “consideration” can allow for a vote.  Janice Bettisch should attend this meeting as a board member since her replacement’s term doesn’t start until May 1.   By: Diane Benjamin Below is the agenda for tomorrow night’s meeting:                   No votes can […]

Downs Fire: Ridiculous

By:  Diane Benjamin I am reading over a thousand emails I started receiving late yesterday.  This is one of them pertaining to the meeting last Monday: I asked John McIntyre if he said this, he hasn’t responded to my email. From another source I was assured he didn’t because John knows has no authority to […]

Downs Fire last night

See this story too:  https://blnnews.com/2018/04/10/downs-fire-another-side-to-the-story/ By:  Diane Benjamin Two of the three Trustees attended the meeting.  The chairman decided not to show up – Mark Casada.  Candidates for open positions were allowed to make their case and answer a few questions.  At least one candidate didn’t attend, his application letter was read by one of the […]