URBANA — More than 3,000 Champaign County voters already had voted before Election Day under Illinois' absentee- and early-voting laws.
Republican votes cast outnumber Democrats more than 2-to-1 so far, according to Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten, who compiled the numbers Monday evening at the close of absentee voting.
Democratic congressional candidate Matt Goetten reported $26,000 in campaign contributions on Monday, the day before the primary election.
The final day bonanza is about 40 percent of what Goetten received in the two months between Jan. 1 and Feb. 29, the last Federal Election Commission reporting period.
URBANA — There are four registered write-in candidates in Champaign County for Tuesday's primary election.
CHAMPAIGN — Frank Metzger was in Champaign Monday morning to insist that yes, he is still running for Congress.
Metzger, 70, a retired ironworker from Glen Carbon, is the third Republican candidate for Congress in the new 13th Congressional District. He is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, and Michael Firsching of Moro.
Republicans in Champaign County Board District 1, which includes much of the northwestern quadrant of the county, have a three-way race Tuesday for two slots.
It's been awhile since voters in the congressional district that covers Champaign-Urbana had a primary election. For Republicans, the last one was in 2000, when Tim Johnson, then a state representative, won a four-way contest in the 15th Congressional District; for Democrats, it was in 2004.
Here is information about the 13th Congressional District candidates
65, of Urbana
incumbent 15th District congressman
55, of Moro
Frank L. Metzger
70, of Glen Carbon
Here are polling places for Vermilion County and for Danville for the March 20 primary election.
This list shows the precinct, the polling place and its address
Blount 1, Blount Township Highway Bldg. 22217 Henning Road, Danville
Blount 2, Blount Township Highway Bldg. 22217 Henning Road,Danville