Fireworks at Bloomington Council

By:  Diane Benjamin Jenn Carrillo had her “pride” flag at the beginning of the meeting.  She sits right next to the mayor, he said nothing.  Maybe he doesn’t know displaying a personal flag that is larger than the American flag is offensive and violates the US Flag Code.  If you missed last night’s story, see […]

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? […]

How much did the fire cost?

By:  Diane Benjamin I still haven’t seen any media coverage of the fire at Lake Bloomington.  That would make sense if the loss was inconsequential, but it wasn’t: Source:  Fire Inventory by Category Note:  The above document contains $6,300 for personal items. The worksheet does not include replacing the building. The City paid $11,500 to […]

TV spotlight on Renner and Nord

By:  Diane Benjamin Step back to last Friday – Tari Renner’s Open House.  Both WJBC and the Pantagraph had reporters there, they failed to do a story on what happened or Tari’s racist comment.  They have now allowed time for Tari to formulate a response.   Lost in this conversation are the people who attended to […]

Want context Tari? Here it is

By:  Diane Benjamin Tari Renner and his supporters are trying to claim the video I posted of him was taken out of context.  Actually, with more context it is worse.  Watch the video and listen to the reaction of those present.  Tari was smiling, nobody else was.              

Media and the Lake Bloomington Fire

By:  Diane Benjamin The fire at a City owed building at Lake Bloomington was on March 10th.  Below is one of the emails I received by FOIA: Another email identified Mr. Penn as John Penn.  I wonder if he is still waiting for the Pantagraph to report the fire? Just so you have a small […]

Update to the Normal Sign Ordinance story

By:  Diane Benjamin See the original story – it was a guest editorial:  https://blnnews.com/2019/05/16/guest-editorial-normal-needs-to-explain/ It turns out the writer was correct – those “Welcoming Signs” violate the Town code. WGLT has a story quoting Chris Koos claiming the City code needs changed:  https://www.wglt.org/post/koos-neighbor-signs-may-violate-town-code-0 It gets better! The story links a unanimous (!) Supreme Court case […]