September 28, 2016

Jimenez & GOP Mailer: Dishonest and Deceitful

On Tuesday, September 27, a postcard hit-piece began landing in mailboxes across the 99th District. Paid for by the Rauner-backed Illinois Republican Party (according to news reports, the Governor has bankrolled over 95% of the Illinois GOP’s budget this year**), the postcard features a worried looking woman and me, my head superimposed on a different body, holding a check for a …

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March 15, 2016

A Profound Statement About Democracy

For those who know me, it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the Aaron Sorkin super hit The West Wing. For political junkies, it set a high bar that all other politically based shows can only try to exceed (apologies to the House of Cards fans out there). On election days, I’m reminded of one particular episode in …

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December 28, 2015

Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Sangamon County remains under a Flood Warning and Flash Flood Watch. Stay safe on the roads and remember: turn around, don’t drown. These two links will show you road conditions in the County and across the state: State Highway conditions: http://apps.dot.illinois.gov/winterroadcondit…/pages/wrc.htm Sangamon County road conditions: http://hwy.co.sangamon.il.us/

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November 12, 2015

Moving Illinois Forward

Two years ago, in my first budget vote on the county board, I was the lone “no” vote on a budget that was released for consideration with the minimal required notice, and had not been considered by the board’s department oversight committees. Since then, the board has taken measures to be more transparent and I applaud my colleagues. This year, …

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