John Butler slaps Bloomington again

By: Diane Benjamin I can’t possibly follow everything going on in Bloomington-Normal, that’s why tips from readers are vital! I would have missed this story is a reader hadn’t sent it to me: https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2021-10-20/former-bloomington-arena-manager-looks-to-seal-records-related-to-fraud-case John Butler of CIAM wants his records sealed. Maybe the IRS is after him, maybe he just wants to make sure […]

Normal’s Festivities last night

By: Diane Benjamin Must see Public Comments: Ron Ulmer at 3:51. Technical problems kept him from speaking at the last Council meeting so he gave his comment last night. He provided history of trains in Uptown and the obvious problems both the Town and railroad missed which cost taxpayers a lot of money. He asked […]

BLM and the April 6th election

By: Diane Benjamin The below was sent to candidates running in Bloomington by the local Black Lives Matter group: The below was included, they didn’t update it after Illinois ended Cash Bail very soon. They must also think the County Clerk conducts Bloomington elections. That office should but doesn’t because Bloomington has unelected people running […]

Unit 5 Does Comedy!

By:  Diane Benjamin On December 5th I FOIA’d Unit 5 for emails referring to Standards Based Grading.  I was told it was way to many emails and they requested I narrow the request.  I did narrow the request to emails between Dan Lamboley and the consultant  Unit 5 hired – Garnet Hillman. I also requested […]