We have always found Dan Brady to be approachable as a public servant. He has proven his commitment, dedication and leadership over many years of community service.
During a recent problem with the state, I found myself needing to contact Dan. I informed him of the problem, and he indicated that he would look into the situation. Within three days the problem was resolved, thanks to Dan.
My wife and I have continued confidence in Dan Brady to serve as our state representative for the 105th District.
Please join us in voting for Dan Brady on March 17. You can count on Dan.
I will be voting for Trisha Malott for McLean County auditor. I had the pleasure of hiring Ms. Malott to supervise the work of the county’s Behavioral Health Coordinating Council. In that role, she has been able to build collaborative teams, including individuals from a wide range of different professional perspectives and expertise.
She brings with her years of management experience, effectively working with teams to ensure the effective delivery of services for customers in both the public and private sector. She is smart, diligent, and understands the fiscal bottom line. Ms. Malott’s experience and skills will benefit McLean County in the auditor’s office. It is my pleasure to recommend that you vote for Trisha Malott for auditor in the March 17 primary.
I am writing in support of David Paul Blumenshine for state representative of District 105 on the Republican ballot.
Rep. Dan Brady is out of touch with his constituents. He is, in my opinion, a Republican In Name Only. He brags about being friends with Mike Madigan, supported 20 new/increased Democratic taxes and has been in office way too long while our state has gone bankrupt. He is a long entrenched part of the swamp that is the most ineffective and complicit government in the US. It is time for change in Illinois and we need a true conservative like David Paul Blumenshine to represent the values of McLean County.
Dan Brady has been a faithful representative of our community in the extremely challenging political environment of the Illinois General Assembly for nearly twenty years. He has held leadership positions in the House of Representatives since 2003, and currently serves as deputy Republican leader. Dan’s experience and earned leadership allow him to influence the progress of legislation important to our community and state beyond the ability of most other legislators. He strives to know his constituents and works tirelessly on our behalf. Please join me in supporting Dan Brady in his bid for re-election as Illinois state representative of the 105th Legislative District.
Trisha Malott will get my vote for McLean County auditor on March 16. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing how Trisha works well with all the departments in the county. She seeks advice and listens carefully. She offers her services to others and follows through. She is smart and knows the way county business runs best. The county will be best served with Trisha Malott as auditor.
With the excitement around the presidential primary, it’s easy to overlook the primary for County Board District 8.
Historic Bloomington needs a representative on the county board who understands the unique challenges of our neighborhood and the track record to “get things done.”
Lea Cline has the experience to represent District 8. As the chair the Historic Preservation Commission, Lea has a proven track record of working with people of all backgrounds and political ideologies.
Lea understands how the county functions in our community and doesn’t offer easy soundbites and platitudes. She is ready to tackle the big issues the county has on its horizon: McLean County Nursing Home, mental health funding and continuing to leverage technology bringing the county into the 21st century.
When voting in this primary, I encourage you to cast your vote for Lea with the same enthusiasm you will for president.
I am thrilled to endorse Lea Cline for McLean County Board. I’ve known Lea for just shy of a decade. I admire Lea because she’s driven by a kind heart to bring real change. She wants our community to thrive and she has a track record of working tirelessly to do just that.
Year after year, election after election, she served as an election judge for the county. Working 14-hour days, Lea sought above all to make sure our elections were free and fair and went above and beyond to guarantee that anyone who came to the polls to vote could.
Lea has volunteered countless hours to improving the lives of people in the Twin Cities. Although she’s humble about her achievements, she is a talented and dynamic person who adopts creative approaches to solve problems. Lea Cline is the candidate we need representing us all.
Have you imagined the full societal benefit of Connect Transit and Amtrak being fulfilled by providing the service that citizens desire and value? The traveler considers and values convenience, comfort, and speed at a competitive cost when choosing transportation modes.
Let our dreams create ideal Amtrak and inter- and intra-city bus transportation. Curbside drop-off and pick-up would be adjacent to Uptown Station. The unfriendly, discouraging no-stopping $30 fine signs would be removed and replaced by user-friendly 5-minute, cellphone, driver-remain-in-vehicle signs directing the drivers to 20-minute cellphone lots.
Additionally, the current ISU Galleries space would be evaluated as a future pick-up and drop-off area. When the driver is a traveler, convenient parking would be at the Station and Hyatt decks. Additionally, the yet-to-be-delivered modern amenity high-speed passenger cars funded by the 2009 Investment and Recovery Act would be placed in service.
Connect Transit redesigned routes and decided to purchase and place large buses in service in 2016 that could not be driven on drives at retail businesses and medical facilities thereby resulting in passengers having to navigate long distances through parking lots and sidewalks during cold, heat, rain, snow and ice. As a result, from fiscal year 2015 through 2019, contract and fare revenue decreased 5.7% while state and local government subsidies increased 39%. Can you imagine what Amtrak and bus ridership would be had the service included what citizens want?
I was thrilled to learn that Trisha Malott is seeking the position of McLean County auditor in the March 17 election. I have had the privilege to know Trisha for many years and have first-hand experience with her ability to share information effectively throughout organizations, and to understand, educate and achieve organizational compliance with complicated statutes or billing principles.
Trisha was the chief operating officer of a large multi-state practice for several years and in that role she effortlessly navigated the need to increase efficiencies, communicate at all levels of the organization, and maintain operations. Trisha worked to ensure all were familiar with complicated billing practices, understood them, and adhered to them.
Trisha is an approachable leader with the skills needed to make her the next successful auditor for McLean County. Please vote for Trisha Malott in the Republican primary on March 17.
I am writing this is support of David Paul Blumenshine to be elected as our next state representative. We need a change and David is the man that can make it happen.
As a citizen who has seen the destruction from the other candidate, I am tired and want to see someone who wants to build up Illinois. I want to have an Illinois that I can be proud of again. The future depends on this much needed change.
David has the great knowledge and ideas that will help bring the state back to a functioning appreciation from the citizens and not the total butt of many jokes by so many people. David is proud of this state and will do as he promises. With the support of the citizens and most importantly his family, David will work for the people of Illinois and not against them.
Two minutes with Dan Brady and you may find yourself feeling refreshed and (once again) confident in the term “representative of the people.” Why? Dan is a servant-leader. Servant-leaders share a selfless dedication to the well-being and betterment of others, an unrelenting focus on community and the greater good, and a keen ability to listen with humility, empathy and without judgement. This is Dan Brady.
Naturally, as a servant-leader, one of Dan’s greatest strengths is his non-partisan, commonsense approach to the issues at hand. We often hear the phrase “working across the aisle”; Rep. Brady regularly demonstrates how this is done. He looks for the common ground where progress can be made, then rolls up his sleeves and gets to work.
Die-hard Dan Brady supporter or not, spend a moment or two reading his bio, list of legislative accomplishments, awards and examples of how he has helped his constituents. I have no doubt you will agree with my term “servant-leader.”
During a recent Sunday afternoon lunch with my family at a local steakhouse, awaiting the arrival of our food, we enjoyed relaxed conversation along with some laughter. I noticed a young family with two children across from our table not engaged in conversation or laughter. Both parents were glued to their phones, while both children were spellbound on their electronic devices. Their ages were probably 2 and 8.
Parents are missing opportunities hour after hour and day by day to teach and train their children and even enjoy them! Children are God-given blessings. Let’s enjoy their company while they are with us! None of us are promised tomorrow. Let’s value today and make the most of it.
Last fall, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman gave testimony in the House impeachment hearings. He was on the call in which Trump tried to use withholding military aid and an official White House visit to pressure the president of Ukraine to announce investigations of one of Trump’s political rivals.
Vindman reported the call to his superiors because he thought it represented a threat to our national security. During the House hearing, Vindman said that he was not afraid of testifying against Trump, because in America “right matters.”
Now we find that a vindictive Trump has dismissed both Vindman and his twin brother from their jobs at the White House, proving that right no longer matters. Only loyalty to Trump matters.
It is a sad state our country has come to. We are on the brink of losing our democracy to an autocracy with a president who is above the law. All people of honor should rise up to restore our democracy by defeating this petty would-be tyrant in November and all who enable him. From local to national officials, anyone who calls himself/herself a Republican legitimizes the behaviors of the leader of their party and should be drummed out of office.
Former mayor from South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg, is an openly gay married person who is running for president as a Democrat. Pete Buttigieg is very open on his lifestyle. He confesses his faith in God.
My question to everyone who calls themselves Christians, "How will you respond to Pete Buttigieg's lifestyle?"
Most on the evangelical right have given a "free pass" for the behavior of our president. This man brags about groping women inappropriately. This man had two affairs outside his marriage and paid them off to keep quiet. This man has separated young children from their mothers and put them in cages with inhumane treatment. This man has slandered war heroes such as John McCain, Robert Mueller and Lt. Col. Alex Vindman. This man stated that there were good people who are members of the KKK, neo-nazi and white supremacist groups.
This man has made 15,000 falsehoods and misleading statements. This man's conduct at the National Prayer Breakfast by mocking Jesus teaching is not Christian.
Will there be two standards for these two men seeking the high office of president? Christians need to be careful of not looking as hypocrites when it comes to moral behavior. Christians follow the word of God in the holy bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Moral character should be important when voting for the leader of our country.
In view of the chaotic Iowa primary caucus news, perhaps it is time to have the date for primary elections be set by Congress. This has been suggested by others previously, but no action has been taken.
A national primary date on Labor Day for all federal public offices, these being president, vice president, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives should be established.
The general election date of federal public officials would remain the same as now, the Tuesday next after the first Monday of November. The primary should allow open voting; that is, a person could choose a ballot of any of the parties having candidates for the election.
This action would need to be taken by the U.S. Congress and should lessen some of the constant political diatribe we are now receiving and should result in all states having meaningful input in the primary system.
Last week at the DeWitt County zoning board meetings, it seemed that every presentation was a recycled presentation of a previous night. Most of the presenters seemed to have a basic form that they used in speaking and using the overhead projector. It seemed all were basically the same except with a change of names and places. Most of the presentations were lasting 60 to 90 minutes.
I appreciate the patience and the time the zoning board has in letting everyone have their say but these things have all been said before.
Our concerns should be the future of DeWitt County. What would life in DeWitt County be without the power plant? Where would the taxes come from to educate our children, operate facilities, and employ our staff of excellent teachers, aides, custodians, etc?
Who is going to support the ambulance services that we are relying on?
Who is going to support the police and sheriff departments when a crisis happens or someone is worried about their safety?
The wind turbine taxes will not be equal to the power plant, but it would be good to have another source of taxing income. I hope we are good citizens and weigh the facts of the situation and support the county in our effort to keep DeWitt County alive! It can be done with the help of those seeking election, supporting the future of DeWitt County and cultivating an environment that businesses will want to join!
Hands down, I have never known a politician whom is a better listener, seeks out advice from his constituents and ensures he is visible to the community his represents.
I can catch Dan at local fundraisers, college sporting events, fraternal organization events or ribbon cuttings. He is available to shake hands and meet new faces. He thrives on being a part of the community.
His social schedule is one that others should take notice of-Dan is embedded in all aspects of our district. And there is no one that knows what is best for our business, our schools, our infrastructure and our government. He makes his decisions based on research and based upon trusting his constituents.
He mentioned on a talk show that he lives his life by what he believes is right. This mindset has served him well, his beliefs will help us be the very best.
I am writing in support of Trisha Malott for McLean County auditor. Trisha has a solid background of fiscal management of contracts and multiple grants. She works for the county and has a well-informed knowledge of what it takes to review and approve payment of the hundreds of county expenditures. This working knowledge combined with her collaborative approach to the job make her the person for the office. Please join me in voting on March 17 for Trisha Malott.