The Midwestern gambling wars may get amped up this year, with both Indiana and Illinois considering expanded gambling, Ohio picking up the pace and Kentucky pondering casinos at racetracks for the first time.
Countywide candidates spent anywhere from $1.51 per vote to 5.9 cents per vote in last year's election campaign, an analysis of campaign spending shows.
Here's a political candidate fundraising idea you don't see every day: buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win a rifle, a revolver or a shotgun.
That's what newly inaugurated state Rep. Josh Harms, R-Watseka, is doing to replenish his campaign fund.
The web site OpenSecrets.org has an interesting analysis of the career fundraising by retired U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, and other recent congressional retirees.
The tea party is down but not out, say Jan and Phil Peterson of the Ford County Tea Party.
Serving in the Illinois General Assembly didn't turn out so well for retiring Sen. Shane Cultra, R-Onarga.
Post-election fundraising totals for 13th Congressional District candidates Rodney Davis and David Gill were almost as close as the election results, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Republican Davis defeated Gill by 1,002 votes out of the 294,385 cast, or 46.5 percent to 46.2 percent.
It's been a whole month since Election Day, so isn't it time to look ahead to the 2014 election, particularly the 13th Congressional District race?
After all, victorious Republican Rodney Davis is almost a congressman; he'll be sworn in on Jan. 3.
DANVILLE — Vermilion County officials have decided that fighting the Illinois Power Agency over electric aggregation will not be productive, so the county and Integrys are moving forward with an "opt-out" program in unincorporated areas and a voluntary program in incorporated areas.