2012 election

2012 election

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.

Voices: Fred Kummerow on why we should vote

My wife Amy and I have visited medical facilities and research laboratories in more than 32 countries, six of them before the Berlin Wall was demolished. This was in cooperation with an exchange program financed by the State Department with the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and East Germany.

Tom Kacich: Where the political ads go on TV

If you want to avoid the last-minute flood of negative television commercials about the 13th Congressional District race, watch a sitcom. There's a good chance there won't be any political ads.

More than 18,000 voted early in Champaign County

URBANA — At least 20 percent of the anticipated voter turnout in Champaign County already had voted by the conclusion of the early voting period Saturday afternoon.

A total of 18,610 people had either voted by absentee ballot or by early voting, County Clerk Gordy Hulten said Saturday.

Kindt on constitutional amendment

Kindt on constitutional amendment: Play now!

Retired University of Illinois Law Professor John Kindt talks about a ballot question dealing with a constitutional amendment that involves pensions.

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Eisenhauer on constitutional amendment

Eisenhauer on constitutional amendment: Play now!

Danville Mayor and new President of the Illinois Municipal League Scott Eisenhauer talks about a ballot question dealing with a constitutional amendment that involves pensions.

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13th Congressional candidates square off in final debate

13th Congressional candidates square off in final debate: Play now!

    With just a few days left before next week's election, the three candidates in the new 13th Congressional District debated for the final time on Thursday night  Each one tried to make a case to voters as to why he is the right candidate to represent them in Washington.  Michael Kiser reports.

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13th District candidates have final debate

URBANA — Two of the three candidates for the 13th Congressional District seat said Thursday that they would oppose an increase in the federal gasoline tax, even to pay for widespread infrastructure repairs after Hurricane Sandy.

Frerichs, Jakobsson promote clarity in 'grace period' law

CHAMPAIGN — Two local Democratic state lawmakers say they will promote legislation next spring to clarify in-person "grace period" voting rules in the state.

The measure, said Sen. Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, and Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, is prompted by what Frerichs said are obstacles to more convenient voting that have been erected by Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten.

13th Congressional candidates bring varying views

13th Congressional candidates bring varying views: Play now!

We continue our coverage leading up to Election Day with another look at the race in the new 13th Congressional District, between three candidates who have never held elected office before.  Michael Kiser reports.

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