Riveting assemblage tonight in Normal?

By: Diane Benjamin Keep in mind many of Normal’s professional staff don’t live in Normal: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/14/guess-where-town-of-normal-employees-dont-live/ They have no reason to keep taxes low, make the roads drivable, or the water drinkable. The Council will be meeting at 5:15 to hear the status of the underpass project. Public opinion is immaterial. The fanciest properties will […]

Blame LaHood and Davis

Earmarks are back! Earmarks are out of control spending for petty projects locals should pay for themselves instead of asking the feds to print money for them. Democrats resurrected them when they took control of the House. https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-congress-brings-back-earmarks-one-illinois-rep-isnt-on-board/article_449a248d-57e6-5943-9d76-1cea915585df.html A Champaign columnist printed the facts. Excerpts: Among those representing central Illinois, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, has […]

Rodney Davis – WJBC

I know most of you aren’t listening!  Just an FYI By:  Diane Benjamin I have never been a big Rodney Davis fan.  At times he does the right thing and at times he’s part of the swamp.  He does know a few things about mass shootings though since he was in one on a Virginia […]

Rodney Davis needs some Connect Transit FACTS

By:  Diane Benjamin I found this article yesterday:    U S Representatives Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Increase Funding For Small Community Transit Systems Note:  “Small community”.  Tari Renner and Chris Koos don’t understand they are a SMALL Community, not Chicago. Also Note:  They are spending YOUR money. Excerpts: Currently, the STIC provides funds to those […]

Connect Transit Destroys Infrastructure!

By:  Diane Benjamin While the Councils in both Bloomington and Normal cheer Connect Transit as a great community asset – the streets citizens are forced to pay more for are being destroyed.  They weren’t built for huge buses.  Imagine how much worse the damage would be if more than 3 people were on them! Remember […]

Radicals on the loose

By:  Diane Benjamin These people were in downtown Normal yesterday to confront Rodney Davis: This event was put together by Sonny Garcia (Illinois People’s Action) with very little notice, they claim a total of two dozen eventually showed up.  Illinois People’s Action, Democrat Socialists of America, and the group below are all tied together by […]

Citizens of Normal need to see this one!

By:  Diane Benjamin Town Council meeting TUESDAY   http://www.normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3172  (delayed for MLK Day) Misc spending:  CDM is Children Discovery Museum.  It’s easy to give your money as a memorial! This is what you need to see: (yes it’s complicated) The Town of Normal owns the building at 104 W. North.  It is currently rented to Dan Brady […]

Davis or Londrigan?

By:  Diane Benjamin I have no great love for Rodney Davis, but in this race the choice is clear! This is a quote from an email sent by Londrigan on August 13th begging for money: When asked about the tax bill yesterday on Capitol Connection, Congressman Rodney Davis doubled down on how it’s benefitting middle-class Americans. We know the […]

Heffner-the rest of the story

By:  Diane Benjamin You have probably heard that Bloomington’s Police Chief has been nominated by President Trump for US Marshal.  He will be missed locally, but he won’t be leaving anytime soon. Background: The US Marshal job is a political appointment.  That means he would serve at the pleasure of the President.  The job is […]

Establishment guy Rodney Davis

By:  Diane Benjamin Sick of the GOP establishment?  Rodney is one of them! The GOP establishment fully funded Obamacare, then did a separate bill to de-fund it.  Of course the president vetoed it, but we are supposed to applaud their efforts.  They funded planned parenthood too.  Actually, the list is endless.  NO – they AREN’T […]

Hiding the agenda

By:  Diane Benjamin Here’s the problem with candidates running for office: They are unwilling to stand on principles and values Almost every candidate tries to hide where they stand on the issues because they know they would not get elected saying what they really think. In 2013 I filmed Aaron Schock at a Town Hall […]

Chicago Tribune endorses Erika Harold!

by:  Diane Benjamin I have nothing against Rep Rodney Davis’s voting record, but his attitude is a problem.  He has not held Town Hall meetings, opting instead for visiting businesses.  It is almost like he is afraid of tough questions.  Maybe the Chicago Tribune saw the same thing: Tribune endorsements for the U.S. House The […]

Ducking Davis (Rodney)

From GOP Day at the State Fair August 16th.  More constituents want Rodney to quit hiding and answer questions.  The State Farm event might not have been on the 16th, but he does have an event just for employees scheduled there. . . . . . .

Rodney Davis: NO public meetings

by:  Diane Benjamin Since the August recess began, Rep Rodney Davis has held no public events.  He is busy visiting places where he won’t get asked tough questions. Next Thursday Davis is holding a Question and Answer session at State Farm – for employees only!  How safe for you Rodney!  Can tough questions be asked […]

Congressional Town Halls

Update:  Video will be available soon!  Check back.   If Rodney Davis has issued a list of where he will be in August, he’s keeping it a secret! Today: Aaron Schock: 3:30pm CT: Ice Cream with your Congressman City Hall 108 S. Buchanan St., Heyworth, IL Possible Topics for conservatives: Does Rep Schock stand with […]

What to Expect from Dr. Gill Tonight

In last night’s debate we saw President Obama draw a stark contrast between himself and Mitt Romney. Tonight marks the first of 3 debates with my opponent, Rodney Davis, and I plan to do the same.  I look forward to having the chance to speak to Rodney face-to-face about the issues affecting this district. It […]

The Rodney Davis Pick – the back story

by Diane Benjamin This information comes from a very reliable source: Habeeb Habeeb, GOP chair of Champaign County, apparently aggravated the other 13 County GOP Chairs with his superiority attitude and multiple radio interviews.   They refused to support his candidate-Erika Herald-because of him! Champaign County had the weighted vote because of the number of […]