Congressman Joins Statehouse GOP In Calling For Redistricting Commission

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis joined his Republican colleagues in the General Assembly Monday in calling on Gov. JB Pritzker to support legislation to form an independent commission to redraw congressional and state legislative district maps. “In the end, I think the public is demanding an open transparent process,” Davis, of Taylorville, said during […]

217 Today: April 6, 2021

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Today’s headlines: Voters are choosing candidates Tuesday for local offices from mayor to school board. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Gov. JB Pritzker stopped in Champaign on Monday to discuss money coming to schools from the American Rescue Plan Act. Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is calling for the governor to live up […]

Davis Says White House Infrastructure Plan Needs GOP Input

URBANA – Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis is appealing to bipartisanship, as he joins fellow Republicans in opposing the White House infrastructure plan. Davis made his comments Monday at Willard Airport, south of Champaign, where he toured runway and taxiway improvements. “Well this is awesome,” said Davis, as he was shown improvements paid for by federal […]

217 Today: Friday April 2, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021 Today’s headlines: One state lawmaker wants to make submitting standardized test scores to colleges and universities permanently optional. Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is telling his fellow Republicans to trust the science and get vaccinated for COVID-19. Rantoul village officials say the first commercial development near the new Family Sports Complex is in the […]

Davis Criticizes Pritzker’s Handling Of Unemployment Benefits During Champaign Stop

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis hasn’t said he’s running for governor. But the 13th District U.S. representative sounded like someone who might, during a meeting with farmers in Champaign on Monday. Listen to this story here. At a meeting of his Agriculture Advisory Coalition, Davis blamed Governor J.B. Pritzker for problems in the state’s […]

Dirksen Londrigan Concedes To Davis, After 2nd Bid For Congress Fails

SPRINGFIELD – Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan thanked her supporters, volunteers and campaign staff Wednesday, after losing to Congressman Rodney Davis for a second time. And she urged voters to stay active in the political process. Two years ago, Davis defeated Dirksen Londrigan by less than one percentage point, or 2,058 votes, giving her hope for […]

Republican Davis Wins 13th Congressional Rematch

TAYLORVILLE – U.S. Representative Rodney Davis has won a fifth term to represent the 13th Congressional District. He faced Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan in a rematch of their close 2018 race. In his victory speech late last night, Davis returned to familiar themes of his campaign – bipartisanship and healthcare. “We’re going to fight to […]

AP: Republicans Davis/Miller Win 13th & 15th Congressional Districts

CHICAGO — Republican Rep. Rodney Davis was reelected to a fifth term, fending off a challenge from Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan in central and southwest Illinois. The 13th congressional district includes much of central Illinois from a sliver of the Metro East area, northeast to Taylorville, Springfield, Decatur and Champaign-Urbana. The two competed in a […]

217 Today — Oct. 23, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020 Today’s headlines:  A national political watcher is now rating Illinois’ 13th Congressional District as a toss-up. Dave Wasserman, U.S. House Editor for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, says incumbent Republican Rodney Davis was slightly favored, but the unpopularity of President Donald Trump in the district is giving Democrat Betsy Londrigan an […]

Fact Check: 13th District Congressional Debate Between Rodney Davis And Betsy Dirksen Londrigan

URBANA – Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan debated for the first time this election cycle on Monday night in Champaign. The candidates spent much of the hour-long debate arguing about healthcare, and other issues, including political donations, the ComEd and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan scandal, the Paycheck Protection […]