Justin Barr: Woodford and Will Counties

By:  Diane Benjamin The Justin Barr saga began when I received a tip about his arrest in Will County.  I did this story:  https://blnnews.com/2019/01/12/lexington-guy-arrested-in-joliet-he-has-history-here/ People claiming to be victims of Barr’s started appearing everywhere!  Many could not get justice through the courts because their State’s Attorneys believed these cases should be civil instead of criminal.  […]

Another Bloomington Firefighter arrested

By:  Diane Benjamin A Bloomington Fire Fighter was arrested in Woodford County on January 11th.  The information below is available on judici.com The incident involved a second Bloomington Firefighter.  Since he wasn’t arrested I’m not going to use his name.  The incident took place in Kappa according to my sources.  (use your imagination where, there […]

County should Defund the EDC

By:  Diane Benjamin What does the Economic Development Council do? Here’s their website:  https://www.bnbiz.org/ They have dinners and lunches, organize the One Voice trips to DC to beg for federal funds, and soak up a lot of money from both Bloomington and Normal. Last year McLean County budgeted $100,000 for the EDC.  For 2018 they dropped […]