2012 election

2012 election

Third Democrat interested in run for county auditor

Champaign County Democrats heard Sunday from a third person interested in running for county auditor: Ben Carlson of Champaign.

Carlson, 28, is a Champaign native who played basketball at and graduated from Judson University in Elgin. He graduated from Mattoon High School in 2001. He works at the Hall Insurance Services in Champaign.

Hoffman says he'll seek 13th District seat

CHAMPAIGN — Jay Hoffman, who served in the state House for 22 years and narrowly lost a race for Congress in 1996, said Sunday he will run for the Democratic nomination in the 13th Congressional District.

Primary for 13th District gets another candidate

A retired school teacher and administrator from Litchfield may be the fourth person to enter the increasingly crowded field of candidates for the Democratic nomination in the 13th Congressional District.

Johnson would welcome run against Hoffman

U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson doesn't get to choose his Democratic opponent in next year's general election. But if he did, it would be former state Rep. Jay Hoffman.

Pliura to face Rose for GOP state Senate nomination

LEROY — Illinois Senate candidate Tom Pliura pledged to run a positive campaign, but he's taking veiled shots at his Republican opponent, state Rep. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet.

County recorder won't seek re-election

DANVILLE — Vermilion County Recorder of Deeds Barbara Young has decided not to run for re-election next year after several years in office.

Young officially announced Wednesday that she will not seek a third term in November 2012.

Lee changes mind, won't run in new 13th

SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield Democrat who had been considering running for Congress in the newly drawn 13th Congressional District said Monday he will not be a candidate.

Mark N. Lee attributed his decision to "family considerations" and declined any further comment.

Third GOP candidate announces for 102nd House Distrrict

CHRISMAN — A third Republican says he will run in the new 102nd House District that includes all or parts of seven counties south of Champaign-Urbana.

Champaign County overhauls precincts

URBANA — Hundreds if not thousands of Champaign County voters will find themselves casting ballots at different polling places next year under new precinct boundaries submitted to the county board.

The board voted Thursday night to approve the new precinct map after a motion to defer acting until the August meeting was defeated by voice vote.