WOW! Bill Brady exposed

By:  Diane Benjamin Before I get to Billy, did you know Robert Brady Sr filed bankruptcy?   This discharge report lists everyone who got taken by Brady:  Brady Discharge – with creditor list What’s Billy up to?  Every wonder how politicians earn a paycheck and somehow end up rich after they have been in office awhile? […]

The FACTS on the Atlanta Candidate Objections

Since there is so much confusion and misinformation regarding the election objections for the write-in candidates for the Atlanta Public Library and the City of Atlanta let’s look at the FACTS. The objections were necessary to preserve the integrity of the election process. In this article we will examine 3 documents and their purpose and […]

Admitting Guilt?

By:  Diane Benjamin All elected and appointed officials are required by law to file a Statement of Economic Interest.  They all have to file by May 1st of EVERY year.   Filing is not only required by law, it’s vital so citizens can see the people supposedly working for them don’t have undisclosed conflicts of interest. […]

More problems: Statement of Economic Interest

By:  Diane Benjamin I filed a FOIA request for all Statements of Economic Interests filed by candidates in 2017 with the County Clerk’s office. This is the file I received:  candidates SEI 2017 filings I compared the people who filed the SEI with the candidate list on the County Clerk’s website:  http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10946 Only one candidate is missing:  Rebecca […]

Enough Games-Part TWO

By:  Diane Benjamin Part 1 with corrections:  https://blnnews.com/2017/12/29/enough-games/ This statement is right above where the person filing signs their Statement of Economic Interest: It is a crime to file a false statement. See a blank form HERE Note:  The form includes lines to file for all required offices at the same time. Don’t get excited about prosecutions […]

Correction: Enough Games!

I’m changing my statements as it pertains to Jamie Mathy and Kim Bray.  The statements they filed this year apply to last year, so alderman would not be on it.  The real problem is the County does not post the Statements of Economic Interest filed with petitions.  That means voters have no way of knowing […]

Missing: Required Documents!

By:  Diane Benjamin SOURCE Seems pretty clear that every elected official MUST file. Diana Hauman has not filed as a Bloomington Alderman.  She did file as a Township Trustee, a position she wasn’t elected to.  This is what she filed in May of 2017:   http://seionline.mcleancountyil.gov/public/PublicSEI.aspx Kimberly Bray does not have a statement on file Mboka […]

Sorensen: More info

By:  Diane Benjamin I sent the County a Freedom of Information request for all the Statements of Economic Interests Matt Sorensen was required to file. Here’s a link to what they sent:  Sorensen Stmts of Econ Interest Besides all the side businesses listed, his addresses are interesting. Matt and his wife used to live at […]

Stanford: Another law ignored

By:  Diane Benjamin Many officials and government employees are required by law to file a Statement of Economic Interest.  The statement reveals conflicts of interest that could taint public service.  If the law is ignored by a public servant, what does that say to citizens? James Bridgewater should have filed his by May 1st.  He […]