2012 election

2012 election

Board extends hearing on Vermilion ballot challenge

DANVILLE — An independent candidate for Vermilion County Board pleaded to county officials during a hearing Tuesday that they delay for two weeks a hearing regarding objections filed against her candidacy.

Nursing home board opposes ballot questions

URBANA — Members of the county nursing home's advisory board went on record Monday night against a plan to bring two nursing home-related proposals to the county's voters in November.

Vermilion board to vote on electricity agreement, nursing home ballot measure

DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Board will make a final decision Tuesday night (June 12) whether to bypass seeking bids in choosing an alternative electric supplier that would negotiate a lower bulk rate for electricity on behalf of Ameren customers in the county.

8 early-voting sites will be set up in Champaign County

URBANA — What was a partisan controversy two years ago appears to be a bipartisan source of cooperation this year.

State Sen. Mike Frerichs, a Democrat, and Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten, a Republican, announced Thursday that Champaign County voters will be able to take part in early voting at eight different sites before this fall's general election.

Davis plans frequent campaign stops in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — Republican congressional nominee Rodney Davis of Taylorville said today he plans to spend so much time in Champaign County over the next five months "I think you might get sick of seeing me."

Democrats fill four ballot slots

URBANA — Local Democrats have filled four vacant candidate slots on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

And Republicans failed to slate any candidates for Champaign County state's attorney or for 11 county board seats, almost guaranteeing that Democrats will again control the county board in December, as they have since 2000.

Vermilion panel backs seeking voters' OK to sell nursing home

DANVILLE - Members of the Vermilion County Board's nursing home committee unanimously supported Tuesday night asking voters for the authority to sell the county-owned Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.

GOP county chairs pick Davis for 13th District

SPRINGFIELD — Republican officials have chosen Rodney Davis as the GOP nominee for longtime Congressman Tim Johnson's seat.

Sound off on the selection of Davis for 13th District race

The Republican Party has chosen Rodney Davis of Taylorville to run against David Gill in the 13th District race for the U.S. House.

What's your take?

Was Davis the best choice?

Who do you think will win the November election in the district and why?

Chime in below, in the comments.

Future of Vermilion Manor may go to voters

DANVILLE — Vermilion County voters may be asked in a referendum this fall whether they would support selling the county-owned Vermilion Manor Nursing Home or support a tax increase to keep it financially solvent.