Category Archives: Champaign County

Champaign Mayor Accused of Assaulting Local Musician

-By Warner Todd Huston Champaign Mayor Don Gerard, once a local rock and roll musician, has been accused of assaulting a local musician at a public event. Champaign musician Jim Bean has filed for an order of protection against Mayor … Continue reading

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While Unemployment Climbs and Wages Fall, Senator Frerichs and Wife each Received over $10k in Taxpayer-Funded Pay Hikes

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… (CHAMPAIGN) – Senate candidate John Bambenek today released a statement regarding Senator Frerichs’ receiving over $10,000 more per year in his six years of service as a State Senator … Continue reading

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Bambenek: In This Wrecked Economy, Frerichs Proposes Making Big Tax Hike Permanent

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… Bambenek Warns Democrats Plan to Make Tax Hike Permanent in January Lame-Duck Session, Senator Frerichs Endorsed Proposal in February (CHAMPAIGN) – Senate candidate John Bambenek today released a statement … Continue reading

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Bambenek Releases Statement on Frerichs’ History of Flip-Flopping his Core Principles

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… (CHAMPAIGN) – Senate candidate John Bambenek today released a statement outlining the “evolution” of Senator Frerichs’ positions over the years. According to Senator Frerichs’ 1998 Vote Smart candidate questionnaire … Continue reading

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Bambenek Statement on Frerichs’ Opposition to Lawsuit Challenging Constitutional Amendment on Pensions

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… (CHAMPAIGN) – Senate candidate John Bambenek today released a statement in response to Senator Frerichs’ shameless character attacks regarding the filing of a lawsuit to invalidate the pension constitutional … Continue reading

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Senate Candidate John Bambenek Files Suit to Invalidate Constitutional Amendment Question on Ballot

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… Claims question is inaccurate, misleading and incomprehensible (CHAMPAIGN) – Yesterday, Senate Candidate John Bambenek joined a dozen other citizens in filing a lawsuit challenging the validity of the state … Continue reading

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Chicago Tribune Endorses John Bambenek for the 52nd District State Senate

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… CHAMPAIGN, IL (October 17, 2012) — The Chicago Tribune yesterday endorsed John Bambenek, the Republican Candidate for the 52nd District. The Tribune cited Mr. Bambenek’s commitment to fiscal responsibility, … Continue reading

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Bambenek Challenges Frerichs to Defend Record in Hour Long Debate

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… CHAMPAIGN, IL (October 17, 2012) — State Senate Candidate John Bambenek today challenged Senator Frerichs to a Lincoln-Douglas style debate in the last several weeks of the campaign. Currently, … Continue reading

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Bambenek Opposes Property Tax Increase Plan; Radogno Warns of ‘January Surprise’

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… (DANVILLE) In town to support State Senate Candidate John Bambenek, the top Republican in the Illinois Senate is warning that 52nd District taxpayers will see significantly higher property taxes … Continue reading

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Bambenek Pledges to Refuse General Assembly Pension

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… Bamenek Calls on Sen. Frerichs and Legislators to Take Initiative on Reform CHAMPAIGN, IL (September 20, 2012) — John Bambenek, the 52nd District State Senate Republican Candidate, today pledged … Continue reading

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