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October 26, 2012 12:56 pm(3)

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Rauner quickly signs state budget fix

Rauner quickly signs state budget fix

SPRINGFIELD — Just hours after the Illinois Senate approved a hard-fought, short-term fix for the state's tattered budget, Gov. Bruce Rauner s…

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Committee approves polka song as state symbol

Committee approves polka song as state symbol

SPRINGFIELD — An award-winning polka is a step closer to becoming the official state polka song of Illinois.

March 26, 2015 7:30 am Related (9)

Amtrak official details effects of Rauner budget plan

Amtrak official details effects of Rauner budget plan

SPRINGFIELD — A top Amtrak official says Illinois would be on the hook to repay more than a billion dollars in federal aid if service is reduc…

March 26, 2015 7:30 am(4)

Illinois Senate on spot to back measure plugging budget gap

Illinois Senate on spot to back measure plugging budget gap

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year's budg…

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State eyes bans on powdered forms of alcohol, caffeine

State eyes bans on powdered forms of alcohol, caffeine

SPRINGFIELD — Two forms of powdered drugs would be banned in Illinois under two proposals advancing in the state Senate.

March 25, 2015 6:27 pm(4)

Rauner looks to cities to advance labor agenda

Rauner looks to cities to advance labor agenda

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner wants cities and villages to join his fight against organized labor.

March 25, 2015 2:15 pm(15)

Council incumbents face contest in Streator

STREATOR — Streator voters on April 7 will have to decide on the City Council makeup and whether to give the grade school district more tax money.

March 25, 2015 10:00 am

Tazewell voters face short ballot

PEKIN — Voters in Tazewell County have few contested races to decide when they punch their April 7 ballot.

March 25, 2015 10:00 am(0)

Ed Brady could decide congressional bid next week

Ed Brady could decide congressional bid next week

SPRINGFIELD — The brother of state Sen. Bill Brady could make a decision as early as next week on whether to seek U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's con…

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Three guards injured at Pontiac prison

Three guards injured at Pontiac prison

SPRINGFIELD — An inmate at the maximum-security Pontiac Correctional Center attacked three guards with a homemade weapon Monday, prison offici…

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Poll: More voters say cutting waste not enough to fix budget

Poll: More voters say cutting waste not enough to fix budget

SPRINGFIELD — A new poll shows voters are less likely to believe Illinois can solve its budget woes simply by cutting waste.

March 24, 2015 6:45 am(28)

Heyworth Elementary wins music education award

Heyworth Elementary wins music education award

HEYWORTH — One of Illinois' best music programs doesn't look like much. Tucked behind the elementary school building in Heyworth is a freestan…

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Rauner touts business goals

Rauner touts business goals

DECATUR — In an area plagued with high unemployment, Gov. Bruce Rauner had his sights set on Decatur on Monday to push for policies aimed at c…

March 24, 2015 6:00 am(0)

Probe of youth prison violence underway

SPRINGFIELD — Authorities are investigating an outbreak of violence at one of the state's youth prisons.

March 24, 2015 6:00 am(2)

Fewer losers in new school funding proposal

Fewer losers in new school funding proposal

SPRINGFIELD —  A revamped proposal designed to change how the state funds local schools would help hundreds more districts than it would hurt,…

March 23, 2015 3:30 pm(0)

Logan Co. voters to decide board races

LINCOLN — Logan County voters will decide a few school board races when they punch their April 7 ballot.

March 23, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Ford Co. voters have light ballot

PAXTON — Ford County voters have few decisions to make when they punch their April 7 ballot.

March 23, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Delavan seeks $7.1M bond for new high school

DELAVAN — Voters in Tazewell and Logan counties will decide April 7 if they're willing to pay more in property taxes to fund a new Delavan Hig…

March 23, 2015 9:00 am(1)

Special election for Schock seat has election officials worried

Special election for Schock seat has election officials worried

SPRINGFIELD — A new law allowing voters to register and vote on election day has county clerks in western and Central Illinois on edge.

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Cuts to tourism budget cause concern

Cuts to tourism budget cause concern

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget proposal has local tourism officials concerned it could mean fewer visitors — and less money — coming…

March 22, 2015 9:30 am(1)

House committee endorses selling some state vehicles

House committee endorses selling some state vehicles

SPRINGFIELD — State vehicles that are not being used enough will be sold under legislation endorsed by a House committee.

March 20, 2015 5:51 pm(4)

Brady considers vacant Congress seat

Brady considers vacant Congress seat

SPRINGFIELD — Republican Rep. Dan Brady of Bloomington says he's still mulling whether to run for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's seat in Congress.

March 20, 2015 4:22 pm(6)

Monarch butterfly plate endorsed by committee

Monarch butterfly plate endorsed by committee

SPRINGFIELD — The monarch butterfly — the official state insect — has been leaving Illinois, but lawmakers are trying to reverse the pattern.

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GOP no longer against raiding Illinois' road fund

GOP no longer against raiding Illinois' road fund

SPRINGFIELD — Five years and one governor later, Republicans who once fiercely guarded against raids on the state road fund now want to use it…

March 19, 2015 7:30 am(7)

LaHood running for Schock seat

LaHood running for Schock seat

SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Darin LaHood is in and Bloomington state Sens. Bill Brady and Jason Barickman are out when it comes to the scramble t…

March 19, 2015 6:30 am Video Photos

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Lawmakers balking at education cuts

Lawmakers balking at education cuts

SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers are balking at a possible fix for the state's ailing budget because it would cut spending to Illinois school districts.

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LaHood among those looking at running for Schock seat

LaHood among those looking at running for Schock seat

SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Darin LaHood sounded Tuesday like he's a lock to run for the seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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Rauner tells citizens to take back the power

Rauner tells citizens to take back the power

NORMAL — Gov. Bruce Rauner told a standing-room-only crowd Monday the only way to get Illinois back on track is to take the power away from sp…

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Budget problems coming home to roost

Budget problems coming home to roost

SPRINGFIELD — After a decade of hearing politicians bemoan the sickly condition of the state budget, there's little doubt Illinoisans may be s…

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Election Photos

Photos: Central Illinois Votes

Photos: Central Illinois Votes

Early morning turnout to vote was heavy for a non-Presidential election across most of central Illinois.

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Photos: Images of elections past

Photos: Images of elections past

Election photos from our archives and clippings from our newly released digital archives. For more coverage, visit Pantagraph.com/Elections.

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Online Exclusives

Presidential Campaign Contributions in Illinois

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October 26, 2012 12:56 pm(3)

Erickson Blog

Erickson: No budget, but we do have a state veggie

Illinois lawmakers left town for the weekend Thursday having made no visible progress on resolving the myriad budget problems facing state government.

March 22, 2015 7:00 am(2)

Erickson: Rauner attacks Big Labor, but says he's not anti-union

Gov. Bruce Rauner marked his two-month anniversary as Illinois' 42nd chief executive last week by continuing his tirade against Big Labor.

March 15, 2015 7:00 am(15)

Erickson: Different governors, same smoke and mirrors

Republicans have rightly criticized Democrats and former Gov. Pat Quinn for approving a budget last year that wrongly relied on revenue from a…

March 08, 2015 7:00 am(5)

Erickson: Rauner's budget could be trouble for downstate lawmakers

Gov. Bruce Rauner put Republicans representing downstate legislative districts in a sticky wicket with his budget speech on Wednesday.

February 22, 2015 7:00 am(11)

Erickson: Just how fair are the numbers in Rauner's "fair share" lawsuit?

As part of his strategy to squish organized labor, Gov. Bruce Rauner filed a lawsuit in federal court last week.

February 15, 2015 7:00 am(21)
Erickson: Rauner still tryin' to be a regular guy

Erickson: Rauner still tryin' to be a regular guy

In his successful campaign to become governor, Bruce Rauner made it his mission to remind us he was not a politician. As his self-written narr…

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Erickson: Rauner's road to savings filled with potholes

In one of his first acts, Gov. Bruce Rauner called on state agencies to save money by turning off lights and lowering thermostats.

February 01, 2015 7:00 am(4)

Erickson: Rauner can't cut his way out of state's financial mess

As Illinois' new governor prepares to unveil a budget proposal dealing with a steep drop in revenue, some interesting numbers popped up on the…

January 25, 2015 7:30 am(26)

Erickson: Rauner finds mansion ‘livable’ for now

After three nights in a Springfield hotel in the lead-up to his inauguration as governor, Gov. Bruce Rauner spent his first night in the Execu…

January 18, 2015 7:00 am(20)

Erickson: The ignoble departure of Dan Rutherford

A statewide elected official known for posting personal stuff on social media is leaving the political world Monday with nary a whisper.

January 11, 2015 7:00 am

Local Election News

McLean Co. voters to determine councils, school boards

McLean Co. voters to determine councils, school boards

BLOOMINGTON — Voters in McLean County and the city of Bloomington will decide membership on some of the county's largest school boards and cit… Updated: 1:19 pm

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Council incumbents face contest in Streator

STREATOR — Streator voters on April 7 will have to decide on the City Council makeup and whether to give the grade school district more tax money.

March 25, 2015 10:00 am

Tazewell voters face short ballot

PEKIN — Voters in Tazewell County have few contested races to decide when they punch their April 7 ballot.

March 25, 2015 10:00 am(0)

Logan Co. voters to decide board races

LINCOLN — Logan County voters will decide a few school board races when they punch their April 7 ballot.

March 23, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Ford Co. voters have light ballot

PAXTON — Ford County voters have few decisions to make when they punch their April 7 ballot.

March 23, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Delavan seeks $7.1M bond for new high school

DELAVAN — Voters in Tazewell and Logan counties will decide April 7 if they're willing to pay more in property taxes to fund a new Delavan Hig…

March 23, 2015 9:00 am(1)
Normal City Council candidates address laborers

Normal City Council candidates address laborers

BLOOMINGTON — The four candidates running for three seats on the Normal City Council largely agreed Wednesday on labor-related issues facing t…

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B-N school board candidates face off at forum

B-N school board candidates face off at forum

BLOOMINGTON — Eight school board candidates made their case for labor's vote April 7 at a forum hosted by Laborers Local 362 on Wednesday.

March 05, 2015 6:30 am(0)

Bloomington Ward 6 candidate dies

BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington City Council candidate has died.

February 27, 2015 12:00 pm

Mourning wins in Lincoln Ward 3 GOP race

LINCOLN — Alderman Todd Mourning, who was appointed to the Lincoln Ward 3 seat last fall, won the Republican nomination for the office in Tues…

February 25, 2015 9:45 am(0)
Buragas, Kelley advance in Ward 4 race

Buragas, Kelley advance in Ward 4 race

Ward 4 voters will have a choice April 7 between a candidate who pledged to bring a positive approach to the City Council and another noted fo…

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Election today: Voters to select 2 in Ward 4 race

BLOOMINGTON — The field of candidates vying for Bloomington Alderman Judy Stearns'  City Council seat will be trimmed from five to two during …

February 24, 2015 7:15 am(0)
Ward 4 candidates talk 'needs' versus 'wants'

Ward 4 candidates talk 'needs' versus 'wants'

NORMAL — "Needs" and "wants" have been a big part of Bloomington's budget discussion this year. When they were asked Tuesday about them, five …

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Bloomington council candidates stress infrastructure

 Three incumbent Bloomington aldermen and two challengers in the April 7 election agree fixing the city's infrastructure and streets are top p…

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Ward 4 candidates share many views

Ward 4 candidates share many views

BLOOMINGTON — Candidates for the Ward 4 seat on the Bloomington City Council staked out similar positions at a forum Monday on a range of issu…

February 17, 2015 7:00 am Related (0)
 
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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

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Ford County election results

Ford County election results

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