It’s not a workers rights amendment

By Diane Benjamin Remember when we defeated the Progressive Income Tax amendment? Amendment 1 will be on the November ballot, it must be defeated too. This Amendment hands power to government unions that shouldn’t exist at all.  They shouldn’t exist because they elect people to negotiate their own contracts.  We just get the bills. Amendment […]

High gas prices: Government GOLD

By: Diane Benjamin Start with gas taxes: Federal Gas Tax: 18.3 cents per gallon 24.3 cents per gallon for diesel Illinois Gas Tax: 38.2 cents per gallon 46.7 cents per gallon for diesel Both Bloomington and Normal add another 8 cents per gallon, diesel and gas are the same. Every time you fill […]

New Laws January 1st Over 300 new laws take effect on 1/1/2022. The article details just a few. Minimum wage goes up to $12 an hour, but buying a car from an individual will cost you more in sales taxes. A link inside the story has a list of all the bills, it was compiled by Illinois Senate […]

Correction: “if you don’t file your paperwork properly to be on the ballot . . .”

Actually Straza signed as Treasurer. The CHAIR never signed. Evidently he isn’t required to, but the form still proves who is behind Responsible Cities. (Status Quo progressives) By: Diane Benjamin The title is is a quote from Normal Township Supervisor Sarah Grammer who challenged the petitions of two people running for the Township positions, she […]

State of Illinois is throwing your money away

By:  Diane Benjamin I reported in this story the McLean County Nursing Home was forced to repay $244,195 to the State of Illinois as a result of an audit. The Illinois Department of Public Health claimed the State overpaid them. The County was upset and blamed the Administrator (who has since resigned) for failing […]

Tired of dead people voting in Illinois?

These people are doing something about it!  There is nothing better than citizen Watchdogs with a lawyer.  Full disclosure – I know the people behind this: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2019 CONTACT: Babette Holder Director of Communications/Social Media E: [email protected] W: IL State Board of Elections Violates Law Faces Citizen Legal Action Carol Stream, […]

Update #2: UPDATE: Act now – witness slips needed

The democrats had threatened to cancel hearings on these two bills.  Evidently they didn’t.  The Witness Slips are overwhelmingly opposed.  Will the Democrats listen?     The rag has a story on these bills in the paper today.  The print edition article is titled:  Illinois Abortion Bill Likely To Pass.  The on-line story has a […]

Democrats run wild

By:  Diane Benjamin Democrats have only been in complete control of the state for a short time.  Already they have passed a $15 minimum wage which make Illinois even less competitive with all of the surrounding states. Other things being seriously considered: Removing all regulations including parental notification on abortion Allowing abortion up to birth […]

Update: Illinois HACKED!

I wonder how the Pantagraph found the story? 9:19 this morning By:  Diane Benjamin Government is looking out for you:   From: Thomas, Kyle <[email protected]> Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:06 PM To: Thomas, Kyle Cc: List – VRS Subject: Status of Statewide database (IVRS) Dear Election Authority, We will begin the process of bringing […]