BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - Thanks go to Diane Benjamin, BLNNEWS.COM, for her relentless pursuit of public records! Diane's pursuit of these records included her first ever lawsuit, filed in hand-written form, after the City of Bloomington and its disgraced Mayor Tari Renner unlawfully withheld public records under the Freedom of Information...
STANFORD, IL. (ECWd) - This is a story of a Village, or maybe an attorney, who appears to have tried to take the easy way out of a problem by allegedly filing false paperwork with the McLean County Recorder's Office. Thanks to local Bloomington, IL.  investigative journalist Diane Benjamin, of BLNNEWS.com,...
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - Edgar County Watchdogs talk to BLNNEW.com founder Diane Benjamin about the use of city credit to purchase an airplane ticket for Bloomington Mayors Tari Renner's girlfriend to join him in Japan on a recent Sister Cities trip. Watch the video below: https://youtu.be/8mJyp08wAXw .
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Watchdogs, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, joined Ben Yount in studio for the live Illinois Watchdog Radio Show this afternoon to discuss various issues with the City of Bloomington, its Mayor, the airplane ticket purchase, and other items of interest. You can listen to...
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - Well, well, well...this leaves all of us scratching our heads in disbelief... The reimbursement... "months ago" ...by Margot Erhlich for the personal airplane ticket bought using the public credit/purchase card of the City of Bloomington is too hard to produce within five days. Amazingly the city says it...
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - After outing Bloomington's use of public credit to purchase an airline ticket for Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner's girlfriend to go on vacation in Japan, he came out defiantly swinging, and his supporters started circling the wagons to unsuccessfully defend this purchase. First, he claimed is was false...
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - After posting an article exposing the fact that the City of Bloomington, Illinois had purchased an airplane ticket for Margot Erhlich, Mayor Tari Renner's girlfriend, to presumably accompany him on his "business trip" to Japan this week, Renner decided to leave a nasty comment on her...
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - Bloomington Illinois' Mayor Tari Renner took another vacation, I mean took another "business trip" to Bloomington's Japan Sister City. It is our understanding he is in Japan as we are typing this article. Diane Benjamin at BLNNEWS.com wrote about the bills and payroll last month, and we realized...
BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - Well, well, well...just as we stated when we forced the meeting to be shut down, and were viciously verbally attacked for, the Illinois Attorney General has issued a determination stating the Bloomington Election Commission (Bloomington Electoral Board) violated the Open Meetings Act on two separate occasions...
McLean Co. (ECWd) - What we know: Allin Township has not provided all the ordinances requested, and the attorney has failed to respond to my specific request for Ordinance 13-8 and applicable approval minutes. By all indications, members of the Allin Township Fire Protection District Board of Trustees appear to have...