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Illinois Representative Dan Brady

Republican David Paul Blumenshine of Normal said Friday he's strongly considering a run against state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, in next spring's Republican primary election.

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Central Illinois lawmakers are viewing the newly passed budget as a temporary solution to the state's long-term issues.

NCHS teacher Patrick Lawler

A group of Normal Community High School students has tried their hands at breaking the budget deadlock.

A group led by Social Studies teacher Patrick Lawler drove to Springfield to meet with General Assembly members.

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Longtime central Illinois State Representative Dan Brady says he's not ready to announce if he'll run for re-election next year.

During a Sound Ideas interview, the Bloomington Republican Brady acknowledged there's a renewed interest in running for office among progressives in the state. But he says that has nothing to do with whether he'll seek a tenth term in Springfield.

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Republicans in Springfield voted against the so-called 'lifeline' budget that cleared the Illinois House house last week.

The plan appropriates $815 million for things like homeless services, domestic violence programs, and MAP grants for low-income college students. One of those voting against the lifeline plan was Bloomington Republican Dan Brady.

Illinois State Capitol exterior
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Illinois House GOP Leader Jim Durkin has picked State Representative Dan Brady of Normal for his leadership team.

Brady will serve as Deputy Leader in the Republican Caucus this year and next.

Frerichs' Life Insurance Task Force Touring Illinois

Aug 17, 2016
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Some Illinois residents are speaking out in support of a bill to make it easier for people to receive life insurance benefits.