Gov payoffs via your pocket

By:  Diane Benjamin A group called Prairie PAC donated $2500 to Renner for Mayor before Tari was elected.  So who is Prairie PAC?  According to the link below – Dick Durbin. Dickie’s side of the aisle loves to complain about Citizens United, the ruling that allowed PACs.  They have no problem collecting money with […]

Defeat Dickie: Round 2

by:  Diane Benjamin Dickie Durbin on Social Security: Meet the Press MR. GREGORY:  Senator Durbin? SEN. DURBIN:  David, if I could say this about Social Security. MR. GREGORY:  Yeah. SEN. DURBIN:  I–first, I want to thank my colleague for the kind words. Social Security does not add one penny to the deficit.  Social Security untouched […]

Truax – Oberweis You decide

John Kass 9 hours ago near Chicago, IL Oberweis for Senate. What a joke. Arrogance, foolishness, it doesn’t matter. A rich man running off to Florida during the last week of a campaign? Dem. Sen. Dick “Bullhead” Durbin will eat him alive. If it’s the ice cream man vs. Durbin, it’s no contest. Oberweis campaign mum on […]

Durbin: Medical Device Hypocrite

Earlier this week the Wall Street Journal reported: “A group of 17 Democratic U.S. senators and senators-elect have signed a letter urging for a delay in implementing a tax on the medical-device industry that is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1.” The signatories include a number of Democrats up for reelection in 2014 (Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), […]

Gitmo Illinois

Durbin and Quinn: Thomson prison sale will happen THOMSON, Ill. — Illinois’ top leaders say the federal government will purchase Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois for $165 million. The prison’s sale has been stalled for years, most recently because of opposition from a Virginia Republican who chairs a subcommittee overseeing the Bureau of Prisons. Congressman Frank Wolf rejected the sale request […]

Thompson Prison Story in Today’s Pantagraph – The REAL Story!

by Diane Benjamin Once AGAIN:  If you get your news from Associated Press – you aren’t getting the REAL news! Illinois wants to sell this prison to the Feds because: Obama wants to close GITMO and send all the prisoners to Illinois! The Illinois TEA Party already defeated this sale in 2009 when over 800 […]

Dr Gill Supported by Dick Durbin – Why both are WRONG for America

Below is a copy of Dr. Gill’s statement along with commentary as to where he is wrong. Statement of Dr. David Gill on Endorsement of Senator Dick Durbin Published on: August 5, 2012 Thank you Senator Durbin. I’m humbled by your support and look forward to being YOUR Congressman in Washington, and partnering with you […]

Vetting Tari Renner – Part 3

How does Tari feel about immigration issues? From an IWU Newsletter: This again has been an exciting semester for us. Dr. Carolyn Nadeau’s Spanish for Social Justice class, with the support of the IWU Action Research Center, presented their work on community involvement. The audience learned about valuable IWU-community connections and how fieldwork strengthens the […]