DANVILLE — Though the Vermilion County recorder of deeds race typically doesn't attract a lot of attention, this year's race is getting its fair share as the only contested race for a countywide office in the November election.
Katie Blakeman, formerly Katie Malone
1209 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61821
Date of birth: Sept. 28, 1979
B.A. Business Administration, concentrations in Marketing and Management; Augustana College, Rock Island IL, 2001
M.S. Library and Information Science; University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2011
By ELIZABETH POWERS
URBANA — There isn't a whole lot of difference in the ideas of the two women vying to be Champaign County's next circuit clerk.
108 W. Holmes, Urbana
Date of Birth: 9/22/43
Education: B.A. Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
M.A. St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
1. Now that you have had time to analyze the office of circuit clerk, do you think any changes are needed in its staffing and administration?
Rodney Davis has received what may be the most cherished endorsement in the 13th Congressional District race: that of the National Rifle Association.
Davis, a Taylorville Republican, and Democrat David Gill of Bloomington, along with independent John Hartman of Edwardsville, all have described themselves to The News-Gazette as opponents of more gun control.
DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Republican Women's Club will host a wine and cheese "Meet the Candidates Event" 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Chittick Eye Care, 1104 N. Vermilion St., Danville.
Today's column can be summed up in a few words, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you." Or not.
Everyone knows our elected officials are desperate to solve Illinois' apocalyptic public pension woes and, at the same time, equally desperate to avoid political retribution from the voters for doing so.
By TOPPER STEINMAN