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 […]

Thanks

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 […]

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:  https://blnnews.com/2014/10/03/heyworth-can-you-explain-this/ and Standford: […]

Bloomington: Bills Council will approve tonight

by:  Diane Benjamin You can view all the bills and payroll for tonight’s meeting here:  http://www.cityblm.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=7246 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 […]

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  http://www.city-data.com/county/McLean_County-IL.html The average Social Check in 2012 is $1,230 or $14,760 a year  http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/13/~/average-monthly-social-security-benefit-for-a-retired-worker The pension system at ALL levels of government was set […]