2012 election

2012 election

TV station error means free ads for Hartman, Gill

CHAMPAIGN — It's probably too little too late to make a difference, but independent congressional candidate John Hartman is airing television ads.

Fourteen of them. Some in prime time. All of them on central Illinois' biggest TV outlet, WCIA Channel 3.

Here is the ad on YouTube.

13th District candidates wrap up campaign

URBANA — The two major party candidates in the high-spending and high-visibility 13th Congressional District race spent their time Monday in different pursuits.

TOTAL Coles County election results 11/6/2012

Here are unofficial results from the Nov. 6, 2012 general election for Coles County.  

√ denotes winner.

44 of 44 precincts reporting

Bambenek suit sparks viral opposition

By JOHN KINDT

The case of Bambenek v. Illinois Board of Elections filed by John Bambenek on Oct. 17 has catalyzed new statewide opposition to the 700-word constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

Many other questions to be posed to voters on Tuesday

Many other questions to be posed to voters on Tuesday: Play now!

    State-wide voting on a constitutional amendment concerning the pension issue isn't the only referendum on area ballots tomorrow. Dave Shaul has more.

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Constitutional amendment creates controversy

Constitutional amendment creates controversy: Play now!

    We continue our series of election preview reports by featuring a question before all voters in Illinois. It's a  Constitutional Amendment addressing pensions.   More from Carol Vorel.

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Election blather

No matter what the office, last-minute attacks are part and parcel of our political campaigns.

Elections almost always get ugly and desperate in their final stages.

Voters would punch ballot for pension reform

By DOUG WHITLEY

On Nov. 6, Illinois voters should approve a constitutional amendment to make it more difficult for the General Assembly to increase public pension benefits.

George Will: Tiring campaign wraps up with many issues on ballot

PRESIDENT: The leading figure in a small group of men of whom — and of whom only — it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for president.— Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" (1906)

John Foreman: Obama's first term shows our judgment was sound

Four years ago, this newspaper quite unwittingly published the most controversial editorial in memory.

In hindsight, I regard it as one of our best.

We declined to endorse Barack Obama for president, favoring instead Sen. John McCain. It really wasn't a close call in our mind, and we were wholly unprepared for the outcry.