2012 election

2012 election

State House, Senate endorsements

If voters are offered no choice, is there really an election?

Because of the legislative redistricting process, voters in Illinois will go to the polls on Nov. 6 to elect a brand new state House and Senate — 118 seats in the House and 59 in the Senate.

Electric aggregation on ballots in area

URBANA — Community-wide programs to negotiate deals for residents' electric rates are still a popular topic statewide, and a consumer watchdog group says voters should know the facts before making a decision on the so-called "municipal electric aggregation."

Other questions on November ballots

Proposals about community electric aggregation are the most common on East Central Illinois ballots this year, but voters everywhere will be asked to decide on a number of ballot questions:

13th District will give someone his first victory

This is not the way the race in the 13th Congressional District was supposed to end.

13th District timeline

A timeline of events in the 13th Congressional District race so far:

Early voting begins Monday

Early voting begins in Illinois on Monday and continues through Nov. 3.

In Champaign County, early voting will be available at eight separate locations every day, including Saturdays and Sundays.

2012 election candidate questionnaire: Barbara Frasca, Champaign County recorder

Barbara A. Frasca

3305 Springview Lane, Champaign 61822

Republican

Date of birth: Feb. 19, 1961

Education: BS Elementary education, University of Illinois 1984

Occupation: Champaign County Recorder of Deeds. Former teacher.

Political experience: Has served four terms as recorder, starting in 1996.

2012 election: Craig Golden, Vermilion County Board District 7

Craig Golden

Party: Republican

Age: 58

Home: Danville

Occupation: Retired, Vermilion County sheriff's deputy.

Political experience: Two years on Vermilion County Board.

Frasca, Winston seek recorder's office

URBANA — Free web access to documents and more help for homeowners facing foreclosure are two issues being raised in the race for Champaign County recorder of deeds.

Republican incumbent Barb Frasca, who is seeking a fifth term, is being challenged by Democrat D'Anne Winston, a former clerk in the recorder's office who also ran for City of Champaign Township supervisor in 2009.

Vermilion County Board District 7 race could determine majority party

DANVILLE — The contest for three seats in Vermilion County Board District 7 will be important in determining whether the Democrats maintain their one-member advantage on the 27-member board.