URBANA — In the only substantive debate before Tuesday's primary election, the Democratic candidates in the new 13th Congressional District on Wednesday night disagreed on a number of topics including term limits, quickly getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, cutting the military budget and their willingness to take corporate campaign support.
Champaign County Board District 3 Republican Party candidates
37, of rural St. Joseph
appointed to county board last year to replace Greg Knott
57, of rural; Ogden
71, of rural Urbana
CHAMPAIGN — Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said America needs to shrink the size of government and restore individual liberty.
"The enthusiasm for personal liberty has to be restored and has to be renewed," he said.
CHAMPAIGN - It's not every day a candidate for president comes to town. It's even less frequent that he or she will make a detour into downtown Champaign.
A look at the Democratic candidates for circuit clerk in Champaign County:
42, of Urbana
law librarian, Champaign County circuit court
married, no children
bachelor's degree, sociology, University of Illinois; master's degree, American Indian Studies, University of Arizona; J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
URBANA — The three Democratic Party contenders for Champaign County circuit court clerk are in agreement on one major issue: The office is in need of a major change.
The three Democratic candidates for Champaign County auditor met again Sunday night at their party's pre-election dinner. They talked about their qualifications and their plans, but they never touched on the reason there's a three-way Democratic primary and why Republicans think they have a chance of regaining the office after being shut out after 40 years.
Democratic candidates for Champaign County auditor:
29, of Champaign
insurance agent, Cathy Hall and Associates
bachelor's degree in business management, Judson University
46, of Champaign
mathematics teacher, Parkland College
CHAMPAIGN — Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul's Wednesday evening appearance at the University of Illinois has been moved from Foellinger Auditorium to Huff Hall because there weren't enough seats at Foellinger to accommodate people expected to attend.
CHAMPAIGN — Abortion rights was a central theme in speeches Sunday night by the two Democratic congressional candidates in the new 13th Congressional District.
Greene County State's Attorney Matt Goetten, in perhaps his most complete remarks on the issue so far in the campaign, asserted he favors abortion rights and "would support Planned Parenthood."