URBANA — State Rep. Chad Hays may have an opponent this year after all.
Hays, a Catlin Republican finishing his first term in the Illinois House, was unopposed in last month's Republican primary and so far has no Democratic opposition in the new 104th District.
URBANA — U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, is leaving Congress at the end of his current term, sources said Wednesday.
Johnson, who is completing his sixth term in the U.S. House, is expected to make the announcement Thursday afternoon at the Urbana City Building, where he began his political career as a city council member in 1971.
URBANA — U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, is expected to announce Thursday that he is leaving Congress at the end of his current term.
Johnson, who is completing his sixth term in the U.S. House, has scheduled a 3 p.m. news conference at the Urbana City Building to make the announcement.
The Champaign County clerk's office will hold a routine retabulation of some of the ballots cast in the state primary two weeks ago.
CHAMPAIGN — Republican precinct committeemen tentatively are scheduled to meet April 12 to name a replacement candidate for Champaign County circuit court clerk.
CHAMPAIGN — Defeated Champaign County circuit clerk candidate Stephanie Holderfield said Monday that she is "very confident" that she has enough support from Republican precinct committeemen to be slated as the party's general election candidate.
CHAMPAIGN — Residents of Champaign could see their electric rates drop by August, and savings could come even sooner in Urbana, officials say.
Officials in both cities are preparing the details of a bulk electricity pricing program, which voters approved earlier this week.
Stephanie Holderfield, who lost Tuesday to a candidate who had withdrawn from the race for Champaign County circuit court clerk, said Wednesday that she believes she still should be the Republican candidate for the office.
And Rick Winkel, a former state legislator who beat Holderfield by 245 votes on Tuesday, repeated Wednesday that he would not accept his party's nomination.
UPDATED 11:45 a.m. Wednesday
David Gill is the apparent winner in the Democratic nomination for Congress in the new 13th Congressional District, meaning that he will face U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, for the fourth time in November.
Here are unofficial results for contested races in Champaign County, excluding legislative races: