Laws matter in Indiana, not in Illinois

By:  Diane Benjamin A deputy Town Marshall was arrested in Carthage Indiana for:   *  criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon   *  felony impersonation of a public servant   *  official misconduct of a public servant   *  and pointing a firearm at another Why was he arrested? See the story here:    https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/crime/carthage-deputy-town-marshal-arrested-for-firing-shots-during-burglary-investigation […]

Part 2: Nikita Richards

By:  Diane Benjamin See Part 1 here:   https://blnnews.com/2018/08/24/please-explain-why-nikita-richards-has-a-job/ See Part 3 here:  https://blnnews.com/2018/08/30/part-3-nikita-richards/ If Nikita is still employed at the City of Bloomington after obviously accessing political websites from a City computer, maybe the new City Manager can explain why.  Tim Gleason?  After reading the information below, he REALLY needs to explain why she is still […]

District 87 has failed students

By:  Diane Benjamin I attended the District 87 School Board meeting last night.  Evidently not many people speak at Public Comment because they have NO Public Comment rules.  Public Comment is at the end of the meeting and anyone who wants to speak can with no time limits.  (Refreshing!) Two students spoke in support of […]

Public Corruption: Some do get prosecuted

As reported by the Edgar County Watchdogs, the Mayor of LaHarpe Il was charged with official misconduct after he used the City backhoe for foundation work on his house.  The Hancock County States Attorney  actually did his job! Public funds, property, and credit can not be used for personal gain. Read the story here:  http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/02/law-and-order-in-hancock-county-laharpe-mayor-charged-with-official-misconduct/ By […]

Official Misconduct: Gov Credit Card Use

By:  Diane Benjamin I hope the Illinois State Police investigation doesn’t take two years in the Bloomington case, but charges were filed against a former Champaign County official in September for personal use of a government credit card in 2015: Former Champaign County Supervisor of Assessments Joseph Meents, 44, of Fisher, charged in September 2017 […]

Coliseum: Smoking Gun

By:  Diane Benjamin Official Misconduct? Flash back to April 14, 2014 The meeting minutes provide a little information, the video below provides much more.  Minutes 4/14/14 Alderwoman Judy Stearns knew concessions were not audited at the Coliseum.  She knew other problems existed and she wanted answers.  Changing hockey from professional to junior was the perfect time […]

Do we have a Prosecutor?

This story has been updated several times.  See BlnNews.com for more By:  Diane Benjamin The biggest obstacle to cleaning up the corruption in Illinois is finding a prosecutor.  The Good ‘Ole Boys club is alive and well at all levels.  See this story from the Edgar County Watchdogs:  More Govt Gun Running-We Need Outside Prosecutors […]