2012 election

Most area legislative candidates file petitions

SPRINGFIELD — Almost all of the candidates who had been expected to file for state legislative seats this fall did so on Monday, the first day to submit petitions with the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Candidates line up to file for Vermilion offices

DANVILLE — More than 25 candidates filed nominating petitions in the Vermilion County Clerk's office on Monday, the first day that candidates can file for the March primary ballot that will include races for five countywide offices and all 27 county board seats.

Drawing will determine ballot position for some Ford County races

PAXTON — A random drawing will be held to determine the ballot placement of eight candidates for the Ford County Board in the March 2012 Republican primary election.

Four candidates for four open board seats in District 1 and four candidates for four seats in District 2 were among those who showed up early Monday morning at the courthouse in Paxton to file their nominating petitions.

20 candidates file for primary on first morning

URBANA — Twenty candidates, or their representatives, were in line at 8 a.m. today (Monday, Nov. 28) to file petitions to get on the March 20 primary election ballot in Champaign County.

At least three candidates for recorder in Vermilion County

DANVILLE — Just days before the candidate filing period begins, three candidates have announced their intent to run for Vermilion County Recorder of Deeds in 2012.

Filing period nears for candidates

URBANA — The filing period for candidates interested in appearing on the March 20 primary election ballot begins at 8 a.m. Nov. 28, Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten says.

The last day to file petitions is Dec. 5.

Candidates for county offices and precinct committeeman can file petitions and other documents at the county clerk's office, 1776 E. Washington St., U.

Greene County prosecutor changes mind, will oppose Gill in 13th

CARROLLTON -- After saying two weeks ago that he would not be a candidate for Congress, Greene County State's Attorney Matt Goetten announced Thursday that he will take on Bloomington physician David Gill for the Democratic nomination in the 13th Congressional District.

"He is in it 100 percent," said spokesman Dan Herkert. "We will be touring the district in the next two weeks."

Field still unsettled for 13th District

One of these days, the race for the Democratic nomination in the 13th Congressional District will settle down.

But that might not occur until Dec. 5, the last date for candidates in Illinois to file nominating petitions for congressional races.

Johnson stance on war draws support

DECATUR -- About two years after he first called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, now appears to be gaining the support of his constituents.

Frank to retire; Winkel will run for circuit clerk

URBANA -- Rick Winkel, a former state legislator and county board member, said today he will be a Republican candidate for Champaign County circuit court clerk.

Incumbent Circuit Clerk Linda Frank, also a Republican, said she will retire after 20 years in office to "take on new challenges and seek new opportunities."

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