Carlo: Explain this!

By:  Diane Benjamin See this previous story:  https://blnnews.com/2019/04/19/things-that-dont-fit-anywhere-else-3/ Democrat County Board member Carlo Robustelli berated GOP Chair Connie Beard for inferring municipal election are actually partisan. Carlo:  Why did the Democrat Party interfere in the last local non-partisan election? Maybe they aren’t really non-partisan Carlo?  Erik Rankin sure thinks they aren’t!  See picture below. The […]

Per Tari: Budgets are a figment of your imagination

By:  Diane Benjamin Tari did an interview with WGLT two days ago:  listen to the 2nd link starting around 10:30   https://www.wglt.org/post/aldermen-pass-budget-struggle-new-spending-designation-0?fbclid=IwAR2Jx7sTc9iwMkVidRvhpYMO1qW6fVsAusw2AvgTqosU6rvBSisBhLRyK84#stream/0 None of the below got covered in the WGLT story. If the current Council thought they were setting a path for spending next year, according to Tari, they are wrong.  He claimed budgets are […]

Turnout very low and more

By:  Diane Benjamin If 10% of voters in Bloomington bother to vote I will be surprised!  Turnout is making elections a waste of time. I voted this morning.  Eight races were listed – only one had a choice.  I leave uncontested races blank since my vote doesn’t matter anyway.  Yes, we will end up losing […]

Letter to the Editor #2

I asked WGLT to include me on their candidate page and got zero response.  No big surprise there. WGLT Voter Guide 2019 . But in looking over the other Normal Town Council candidates’ responses I found something very interesting… . If you start at the top and click on RC, it contains his answers to a […]

WGLT Manipulating voters?

By: Diane Benjamin Is WGLT attempting to deceive voters? Is their General Manager, who is on the ballot, behind it? It’s corrupt enough WGLT controlled the debate with the Normal candidates, since RC McBride works for them, they should have recused themselves. It gets worse! Karl Sila was not allowed to participate in the debate […]