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October 26, 2012 12:56 pm(3)

Latest Election News

Rauner touts agriculture at Farm Progress Show

Rauner touts agriculture at Farm Progress Show

DECATUR — With the Farm Progress Show as his backdrop, Gov. Bruce Rauner spent Wednesday promoting the importance of agriculture in the state …

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Rauner veto of union bill survives

Rauner veto of union bill survives

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner won a key battle against Big Labor on Wednesday as Democrats failed to muster enough votes to override his vet…

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House falls short in override of SIU veto

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House failed Wednesday to override a veto of legislation affecting Southern Illinois University.

September 02, 2015 5:59 pm(0)

McIntyre seeks re-election to County Board

McIntyre seeks re-election to County Board

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County Board member John McIntyre is seeking the Republican nomination to continue his representation of District 5.

September 02, 2015 4:00 pm(3)

House panel OKs plan to keep state museum open

SPRINGFIELD — A House panel advanced legislation Wednesday aimed at stopping Gov. Bruce Rauner from closing the Illinois State Museum.

September 02, 2015 1:45 pm(0)

Circuit clerk to run for third term

Circuit clerk to run for third term

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County Circuit Clerk Don Everhart announced Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination for a third term in next year'…

September 02, 2015 6:45 am(0)

Soil, water offices could fall victim to budget fight

Soil, water offices could fall victim to budget fight

SPRINGFIELD — The summer-long budget standoff between Democrats and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner soon may lead to the closure of a key agricul…

September 02, 2015 6:30 am(2)

Head Start pinched by state impasse

Head Start pinched by state impasse

Forty fewer children than anticipated are enrolled in Heartland Head Start this semester and six employees have been laid off because of the s…

September 01, 2015 5:00 pm(11)

Lobbying over union strike measure intense

Lobbying over union strike measure intense

SPRINGFIELD — An intense lobbying campaign that has temporarily overshadowed the state's lingering budget woes could come to a head Wednesday …

September 01, 2015 12:51 pm(1)

State eyes banning videos of driver's tests

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois secretary of state's office is poised to add one more reason to give beginning motorists a failing grade on their r…

September 01, 2015 9:30 am(5)

Conceal-carry funding latest target in piecemeal budget

Conceal-carry funding latest target in piecemeal budget

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois' ongoing budget impasse has not yet significantly affected how fast gun permits are being processed, but that isn't sto…

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State treasurer calls for MAP grant solution

State treasurer calls for MAP grant solution

NORMAL — State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said Monday it's unfair that funding for tuition assistance is “still in limbo” and called on Gov. B…

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Child care advocates decry state cutbacks

Child care advocates decry state cutbacks

SPRINGFIELD — After more than a quarter century in the child care business, Janice Baldwin has seen her share of funding woes coming from stat…

August 30, 2015 6:30 am(9)

Despite training glitch, Rauner confident in emergency plan

Despite training glitch, Rauner confident in emergency plan

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner is "confident" the state is prepared to deal with a terrorist attack or a flu pandemic, even though two key ag…

August 29, 2015 6:50 pm(0)

Measure requiring CO detectors in schools signed into law

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois schools will soon be equipped with carbon monoxide alarms under legislation approved Thursday by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

August 27, 2015 5:00 pm(1)

Rauner's 'superstar' budget guru set to depart

Rauner's 'superstar' budget guru set to depart

SPRINGFIELD — She came to Illinois touted as a "superstar," ready to provide a road map to fix the state's budget mess using her high-profile …

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Candidates for Schock seat spar in debate

Candidates for Schock seat spar in debate

SPRINGFIELD — The two men vying to become the newest member of Congress are backing their party leaders when it comes to signing off on the nu…

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State auditor search draws 14 applicants

SPRINGFIELD — Fourteen people have applied to become Illinois' next auditor general.

August 26, 2015 11:30 am(0)

City bankruptcy debate shows divisions

City bankruptcy debate shows divisions

SPRINGFIELD — Two experts in government finance squared off Tuesday over Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to give cities the power to declare bank…

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State sells last of surplus planes

State sells last of surplus planes

SPRINGFIELD — More than a year after former Gov. Pat Quinn floated the idea as a populist cost-cutting move, Illinois has sold the last of its…

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Rauner alters plan to fight heroin abuse

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto pen Monday to rewrite what had been called a landmark law designed to target an increase in hero…

August 25, 2015 6:15 am(0)

Rauner vetoes student newspaper proposal

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation designed to cut the cost of printing Southern Illinois University's student newspaper, …

August 24, 2015 12:49 pm(1)

Epic? Titanic? Madigan, Rauner agree fight is big

Epic? Titanic? Madigan, Rauner agree fight is big

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Fair may have helped Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan finally find something they agree on…

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Trump on top? Not so much in Illinois

Trump on top? Not so much in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Although Donald Trump stands atop the large field of Republican presidential candidates in national polls, Illinois Republicans …

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Senate OKs college tuition assistance

Senate OKs college tuition assistance

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate approved spending $373 million Wednesday on a tuition assistance program for low-income college students.

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Senate dumps Rauner veto of union measure

Senate dumps Rauner veto of union measure

SPRINGFIELD — Democrats in the Illinois Senate on Wednesday overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a plan barring public worker labor unions fro…

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Republicans met with protests at state fair

Republicans met with protests at state fair

SPRINGFIELD — While Republicans rallied at an Illinois State Fair picnic Wednesday, union members stood outside the event protesting budget cu…

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Presidential pick? Rauner not saying

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is not weighing in on the crowded race for president. Yet.

August 19, 2015 6:30 am(1)

No horsing around at Governor's Day at the fair

No horsing around at Governor's Day at the fair

SPRINGFIELD — Along with forcing the cancellation of at least one political fundraiser, the state's budget impasse has created another odd wri…

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Election Photos

Photos: 18th Congressional Debate

Photos: 18th Congressional Debate

18th Congressional candidates Donald Rients, Mike Flynn and State Sen. Darin LaHood debate each other Wednesday, at the DoubleTree by Hilton i…

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Photos: Tuesday elections in B–N

Photos: Tuesday elections in B–N

Voters took to the polls on Tuesday. View election results and more at Pantagraph.com/Elections.

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Online Exclusives

Presidential Campaign Contributions in Illinois

Presidential Campaign Contributions in Illinois

See who gives money to Obama or Romney in your neighborhood. Data from the Federal Election Commission.

October 26, 2012 12:56 pm(3)

Erickson Blog

Budget impasse puts road money on ice

With few signs the partisan storm in the capital city will end soon, Illinoisans may want to start preparing for winter.

August 30, 2015 7:00 am(2)

Erickson: Rauner administration needs fact-checker

The state's budget mess has forced some not-for-profit social service agencies that rely heavily on state funding to close their doors, affect…

August 23, 2015 8:15 am(0)

Erickson: Madigan's 'continuous' work not exactly so

In one of his first acts as governor, Republican Bruce Rauner issued an executive order banning out-of-state travel.

August 16, 2015 7:00 am(1)

Erickson: How can Rauner cut the budget when there isn't one?

Gov. Bruce Rauner isn't the first chief executive to cut the budget of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, so an announcement that h…

August 09, 2015 7:00 am(14)

Erickson: Is fair fun right during our budget crisis?

It's August, which is state fair time in Illinois.

August 02, 2015 7:30 am(5)

Erickson: Judges gave green light to exchanging political favors

It is not often that a panel of federal judges gives politicians a green light to make secret deals.

July 26, 2015 7:00 am(3)
Erickson: Museum 'high value hostage' in 'game of political chicken'

Erickson: Museum 'high value hostage' in 'game of political chicken'

More than a month after Gov. Bruce Rauner announced he was going to close the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, members of the public will…

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Erickson: Don't expect budget impasse to end soon

As the impasse over the state budget has unfolded over the past few weeks, I've had multiple people ask me on a daily basis whether lawmakers …

July 05, 2015 7:30 am(3)

Erickson: Budget stalemate has a sense of deja vu

As state government rumbles toward the end of the fiscal year on Tuesday with no overall budget in place, it is good to remember that, despite…

June 28, 2015 7:00 am(3)
Erickson: Threat of government shutdown may be more bark than bite

Erickson: Threat of government shutdown may be more bark than bite

Rather than sitting down and hashing out some kind of deal with the General Assembly, Gov. Bruce Rauner last week first accused the Democratic…

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Local Election News

McIntyre seeks re-election to County Board

McIntyre seeks re-election to County Board

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County Board member John McIntyre is seeking the Republican nomination to continue his representation of District 5.

September 02, 2015 4:00 pm(3)
Circuit clerk to run for third term

Circuit clerk to run for third term

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County Circuit Clerk Don Everhart announced Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination for a third term in next year'…

September 02, 2015 6:45 am(0)

Barnett will run for District 10 County Board seat

BLOOMINGTON — The vice chairman of the McLean County Republican Party is a candidate for District 10 of the County Board.

August 12, 2015 9:00 am(1)
Public safety: Prison terms in drug, burglary cases

Public safety: Prison terms in drug, burglary cases

Heroin — A Bloomigton man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for unlawful possession of heroin in February.

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Yedinak announces candidacy for Livingston County SA

Yedinak announces candidacy for Livingston County SA

PONTIAC — The current Ford County state's attorney says he hopes to land the same position in Livingston County.

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Special election costly despite good turnout

Special election costly despite good turnout

 Voter turnout was higher than expected during Tuesday's special election, but it still was seen as a drain on local budgets. Taxpayers paid a…

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18th District candidates ready to fight for votes

18th District candidates ready to fight for votes

With the field down to two, the remaining candidates seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock are ready to fight for voters' attention.

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LaHood, Mellon to face off in 18th District election

LaHood, Mellon to face off in 18th District election

Another LaHood will likely represent Illinois' 18th Congressional District. State Sen. Darin LaHood, R-Dunlap, defeated Brietbart News Editor …

July 08, 2015 6:30 am Photos

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Special election brings challenges, extra costs

Special election brings challenges, extra costs

BLOOMINGTON — The special election to determine who will fill the 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock brings a variety of…

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Photos: 18th Congressional Debate

Photos: 18th Congressional Debate

18th Congressional candidates Donald Rients, Mike Flynn and State Sen. Darin LaHood debate each other Wednesday, at the DoubleTree by Hilton i…

June 28, 2015 7:00 am Photos

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Democrats: Time is right for party to take 18th seat

Democrats: Time is right for party to take 18th seat

BLOOMINGTON — Rob Mellon and Adam Lopez aren't intimidated by a tough road to Congress.

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GOP House candidates: We're not Schock

GOP House candidates: We're not Schock

BLOOMINGTON — All three Republican candidates seeking to replace Aaron Schock as representative of Illinois' 18th Congressional District want …

June 28, 2015 6:45 am Video Photos

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Video: A closer look at five congressional candidates

Video: A closer look at five congressional candidates

Pantagraph reporter Derek Beigh takes a closer look at the five candidates seeking to become the next congressman from the 18th district in th…

June 26, 2015 10:57 am(0)
GOP’s House hopefuls showcase conservative positions

GOP’s House hopefuls showcase conservative positions

The three Republicans vying for Illinois' 18th Congressional District seat showcased their strongly conservative beliefs during a debate Wednesday.

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LaHood: Obama is soft on ISIS

LaHood: Obama is soft on ISIS

BLOOMINGTON — On the day President Barack Obama pledged to send 450 more troops to Iraq to fight the Islamic State (ISIS), a potential congres…

June 11, 2015 6:45 am Photos

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District Maps

Senate and House district maps

Senate and House district maps

Find out which districts you are in under the senate and house maps.

Latest Election News

McLean Co. voters to determine governance, ambulance tax rates

BLOOMINGTON — Voters in three areas of McLean County will decide issues related to home rule and public support for rural ambulance districts …

March 26, 2015 10:00 am

Brady to launch bid for governor on Wednesday

Brady to launch bid for governor on Wednesday

BLOOMINGTON — State Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, the 2010 Republican nominee for governor, will formally launch another run for the top job…

June 25, 2013 8:10 am(24)

John Hanson, Lex Green discuss their political futures

BLOOMINGTON — The unsuccessful candidates in Bloomington’s mayoral election said Wednesday they’re not necessarily through with local politics…

April 10, 2013 8:39 pm(7)

Mayor-elect Renner meets with city manager, talks downtown hotel

Mayor-elect Renner meets with city manager, talks downtown hotel

BLOOMINGTON — By 8:30 Wednesday morning, Tari Renner had kicked off his efforts to attract a hotel to downtown Bloomington by calling the loca…

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Black’s city council win means shake-up for county board

BLOOMINGTON — The result of the Bloomington City Council Ward 7 race means the McLean County Board will have to look for a new member.

April 10, 2013 5:15 pm(0)

Two candidates for Normal Public Library board seat finish tied

NORMAL — It will be at least two weeks before two candidates know whether they have won a six-year term on the Normal Public Library board.

April 10, 2013 5:15 pm(0)

Dwight, Fairbury, Wapella elect new mayors

Reviving community pride and restoring open government are among the goals of three people who unseated small-town mayors in Tuesday’s election.

April 10, 2013 5:11 pm(0)

Voter turnout as low as 20 percent in some area counties

BLOOMINGTON — Despite contested races for mayor and city councils in the Twin Cities and a number of other races in towns throughout McLean Co…

April 10, 2013 4:05 pm(1)

Tari Renner wins Bloomington mayoral race by 1,500 votes

Tari Renner wins Bloomington mayoral race by 1,500 votes

BLOOMINGTON — Tari Renner, the runner-up in the 2009 election, will be sworn in May 1 as Bloomington’s new mayor, beating challenges from John…

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Normal Mayor Chris Koos easily wins re-election for third time

Normal Mayor Chris Koos easily wins re-election for third time

NORMAL — Normal Mayor Chris Koos easily won re-election to his third full term on Tuesday, beating his closest opponent by nearly 1,000 votes.

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Preston, Gaines, McCarthy win Normal Council seats

NORMAL — Newcomer Scott Preston was the top vote-getter in the Normal City Council race Tuesday and will be joining incumbents Cheryl Gaines a…

April 09, 2013 11:15 pm(0)

Two newcomers joining Bloomington City Council

BLOOMINGTON — Two new aldermen will be seated next month on Bloomington’s City Council, while voters also retained three incumbents Tuesday. A…

April 09, 2013 11:00 pm(1)

Bloomington among communities approving electric aggregation

BLOOMINGTON — Several Pantagraph-area communities, including Bloomington, have approved taking part in opt-out electric aggregation programs.

April 09, 2013 10:45 pm(3)

Voters approve new LeRoy Fire Protection District building

LeROY — Voters on Tuesday approved a bond issue to build a new 14,000-square-foot fire station at the former Kirby IGA property at the interse…

April 09, 2013 10:45 pm

Hardesty, Gibb, Flessner elected to Heartland board

NORMAL — Three newcomers were elected to the Heartland Community College board of trustees Tuesday as the school faces declining enrollment an…

April 09, 2013 10:30 pm(0)

Mickens-Baker, Puzauskas, Ferguson win seats on Unit 5 school board

NORMAL — Incumbents Meta Mickens-Baker and John Puzauskas and newcomer Todd Ferguson will help lead McLean County’s largest school district af…

April 09, 2013 10:30 pm(0)

Skillrud wins City of Bloomington Township Supervisor position

BLOOMINGTON — Deb Skillrud will be the next supervisor of the City of Bloomington Township, overseeing general assistance welfare programs and…

April 09, 2013 10:30 pm(2)

Three of four area counties reject school sales tax

PONTIAC — Voters in three of four Central Illinois counties turned down the countywide sales tax to help pay for school facilities.

April 09, 2013 10:30 pm(0)

DeWitt County election results

DeWitt County election results

April 09, 2013 10:15 pm(1)

Ford County election results

Ford County election results

April 09, 2013 10:15 pm(0)
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