Trump rally could be ‘tipping point’ for Mary Miller’s campaign, expert says

With less than a week until the primary election in Illinois, the buzz in the state’s newly redrawn 15th Congressional District is centered on a “Save America” rally this Saturday (June 25) at the Adams County Fairgrounds, northeast of Quincy, with former President Donald Trump and Congresswoman Mary Miller. Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln […]

Rodney Davis and Mary Miller ignore the Jan. 6 committee’s findings

URBANA – The next U.S. House select committee hearing on the events of Jan. 6 will be in July, following the June 23 hearing. But two members of Congress competing in next week’s Illinois Republican primary — Rodney Davis and Mary Miller — aren’t paying much attention to the committee’s findings. Dr. John Jackson, a […]

Candidates in the 13th congressional district gear up for next week’s election

With the Illinois primary election less than a week away, 13th district Republican candidate Regan Deering — an entrepreneur and activist – spent the weekend canvassing in Monticello.  She said voters are most concerned about inflation and how it’s impacting gas and food prices. Deering said the repeal of the Parental Notice Act, which allows […]

Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey joining Trump and Miller at rally

MONTICELLO – State Senator Darren Bailey, a leading contender in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial race, is joining former President Trump and U.S. Representative Mary Miller at a rally this Saturday evening, June 25, at the Adams County fairgrounds in Mendon. Bailey is a long-time supporter of Miller.  The freshman congresswoman from rural Coles County is […]

Mary Miller and Rodney Davis square off in heated GOP primary to return to Congress

Donald Trump’s endorsement could end up being a big factor in the bitter primary fight for reelection between Miller and Davis. Two Illinois Republican U.S. Representatives are trying to convince voters that they have the right conservative credentials to represent a large geographic portion of Illinois in Washington in what has turned into a hotly […]

Pritzker: Federal gun control package is ‘not enough’

BLOOMINGTON — Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday a new gun control measure that a bipartisan group of U.S. senators has agreed to is a good start in response to recent mass shootings, but he wants to see more done. “It’s been an awfully long time since Congress acted on gun safety. So I’m glad to […]

Outside spending dominates in 15th district Republican primary

URBANA — There’s a lot of outside interest in the 15th Congressional district Republican primary race between long-time incumbent Rodney Davis and first-time incumbent Mary Miller.  More than $7 million has been spent on the primary by outside individuals and groups, according to OpenSecrets, a nonpartisan independent organization that tracks campaign spending. The group said […]

Rodney Davis and Mary Miller oppose Protecting Our Kids Act

URBANA – On Wednesday, The House passed the Protecting Our Kids Act, which would enact new gun control measures following the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas. It would raise the age required to buy a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21, and it would ban the sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity […]

Recapping Illinois’ 13th Republican District Debate

URBANA – Last Thursday, four Republican candidates hoping to represent the newly drawn 13th Congressional district debated at the studios of Illinois Public Media. Three candidates are modeling their campaign after former President Trump, while one is choosing a more bipartisan track. Brian Mackey, host of the 21st talk show, started off the debate by […]

Four Republicans face off in 13th Congressional district debate

URBANA – Four Republican candidates hoping to represent the 13th Congressional district faced off on Thursday night. They echoed similar concerns about the Biden presidency and reflected on an unrecognizable America, a “Twilight Zone,” as Terry Martin, a former political journalist, remarked. Illinois Public Media sponsored the debate ahead of the June 28th primary. Jesse […]

Rodney Davis talks agriculture and responds to repeal of Parental Notice of Abortion Act

CHAMPAIGN – Republican Congressman Rodney Davis made his first visit to the GROWMARK/FS facility outside Champaign on Wednesday. It’s the largest upright grain elevator in Illinois and stores millions of bushels of No. 2 Yellow Corn.  A senior member of the House Agriculture Committee and House Transportation Committee, Davis says he’s working to promote job […]

GOP candidates for Illinois governor target Irvin in first full public debate

CHICAGO — Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, the Republican with the most money and best polling position so far, served as a political pinata Thursday for his five GOP rivals for Illinois governor during their first public debate with him on the same televised stage. Topics during the hourlong WLS-TV/Illinois League of Women Voters/Univision debate ran […]

Recapping Illinois’ 13th Democratic District Debate

URBANA – Democratic candidates, Nikki Budzinski, a former aide to President Joe Biden and Governor J.B. Pritzker and David Palmer, a businessman and former basketball player, met last Thursday for an Illinois Public Media-sponsored debate. They largely agreed on the issues plaguing Americans but differed in a few key areas. Gun violence After the recent […]

Few conflicts between Budzinski and Palmer during IPM debate

URBANA – There were few disagreements in a debate between the Democratic newcomers hoping to represent the newly drawn 13th congressional district, which stretches from East St. Louis to Champaign. David Palmer, a former basketball player, and businessman, and Nikki Budzinski, a former aide to President Joe Biden and Governor J.B. Pritzker, debated on Thursday […]

IL GOP lawmakers condemn Texas shooting; defend gun rights

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican lawmakers in Washington have condemned the mass shooting in Texas but they’re defending gun rights. US Representative Rodney Davis issued a statement calling Tuesday’s shooting “pure evil,” but says taking guns away from law-abiding citizens won’t stop the violence. He proposes strengthening school security, investing in resource officers, and gun safety […]