The Huffs bailout – with your money

By:  Diane Benjamin The Ensenberger building is held by the Huffs as Ensenberger Building Corp.  They own other properties under Front N Center and Consolidated Properties Inc.  To view the County Recorder of Deeds website you have to apply for access, so I will just give some highlights: No Ensenberger condo sales are listed since 2013, the only activity […]


By:  Diane Benjamin Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for endorsing some candidates in next Tuesday’s local election.  Since the Chamber believes in amnesty so companies have cheap labor (your former job), citizens now know who NOT to vote for.  Also, the Chamber thinks government creates economic activity.  While spending your money, government creates temporary […]

Things I’ve learned under the Freedom of Information Act

By:  Diane Benjamin Contrary to what government believes, all documents belong to the citizens unless it can be proven under the law they should remain secret.  VERY few exceptions are available – the writers of the FOIA law realized that government DOES NOT exist without taxpayer confiscation of money and therefore the people paying the […]

More government tyranny

by:  Diane Benjamin The first job of government is to defend freedom and liberty.  Obviously, government forgot that.  The federal government has been on a spending spree for a long time, but so have local governments.  They grab more and more of your income for their agenda. See last weeks post on Heyworth: and Standford: […]

Bloomington: Bills Council will approve tonight

by:  Diane Benjamin You can view all the bills and payroll for tonight’s meeting here: There are many interesting things, here’s a few.  Remember, these are the bills approved at only ONE meeting.  Bills are approved for payment twice a month. David Hales is attending the International City Manager’s Association meeting in Charlotte North […]

Pantagraph, WJBC: Why they don’t hold government accountable

by:  Diane Benjamin Tonight the City Council is expected to approve bills and payroll without any questions.  Both are part of the consent agenda, meaning there is nothing to see here – just vote Yes. Before I get to the Pantagraph and WJBC, buried on page 123 is this:  (h/t JS) 346 CHICAGO CUBS […]

Why is the Coliseum Allowed to mislead taxpayers?

by:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday I reported the numbers CIAM reported as fact in 2013 are different from what the Auditor’s reported.  CIAM’s (Central Illinois aRena Management) numbers are always reported in the local media.  The Auditor’s numbers somehow never are.  They aren’t available on the City of Bloomington website either.  Only CIAM’s fictional reports are […]

Teacher Pensions vrs Social Security

Click on the links below to see the current pensions being paid to retirees of District 87 and Unit 5. In 2009 the average HOUSEHOLD income in McLean County was $56,027 The average Social Check in 2012 is $1,230 or $14,760 a year The pension system at ALL levels of government was set […]