Can the bought media legally campaign?

By:  Diane Benjamin This story is a follow-up to:  https://blnnews.com/2017/01/04/does-media-violate-campaign-laws/ Prior to the Coliseum, the BCPA, and Uptown events the local media didn’t reap huge profits from government advertising. Should it be legal for the Pantagraph to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from government and then print editorials supporting their benefactors? If the Pantagraph […]

Does Media violate campaign laws?

We might find out. I filed this complaint today with the Illinois Election Commission:   Steve Sandvoss Executive Director, Illinois State Board of Elections 2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield IL, 62704 I am writing pertaining to local elections in Bloomington and Normal and the local media.  The Pantagraph is the local newspaper, WJBC is the […]