URBANA — Erika Harold, an Urbana native who was Miss America 2003 and now is an attorney in Chicago, said Monday that she is "exploring the possibility" to be a Republican candidate for Congress in the new 13th Congressional District.
EDWARDSVILLE — There's a chance that central Illinois voters will have a third choice for Congress in November.
SPRINGFIELD — One month after the primary election, Matt Gotten Friday conceded the 13th Congressional District Democratic race to Bloomington physician David Gill.
Goetten, the Greene County state's attorney, made his announcement after the Illinois State Board of Elections certified the results of the primary.
CHAMPAIGN -- As many as 5,000 labor union members and supporters crowded into a corner parking lot at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall Thursday to hear union leaders excoriate Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and warn about anti-union legislation in Illinois.
Daniels was scheduled to speak to a Champaign County Republican Party dinner in Champaign Thursday night.
URBANA — Democratic precinct committeemen Wednesday night elected Al Klein of Urbana to a second full term as chairman of the Champaign County Democratic Party.
He defeated Eric Thorsland of rural Mahomet by "about than 2-to-1," Klein said.
BLOOMINGTON — Two of the Republicans looking to replace U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson in Congress don't like the way he pulled out of his re-election race, and believe his decision was orchestrated to benefit his former chief of staff, Jerry Clarke.
BLOOMINGTON — Six Republicans seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson on the 13th Congressional District ballot this fall avoided criticizing each other in a forum Monday, but they were less kind to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
CHAMPAIGN — Republican committeemen overwhelmingly picked Katie Blakeman as their candidate for Champaign County circuit court clerk at a special meeting Thursday night at GOP headquarters in Champaign.
URBANA — One local candidate who narrowly lost a primary election contest last month has decided not to challenge the result, but a congressional candidate who also lost a close race is still waiting to decide.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign County Republican leaders will have four candidates to choose from Thursday night when they select their party's nominee for circuit court clerk.