2012 election

Different polls show Gill, Davis with lead

WASHINGTON — David Gill has a 9 percentage point lead among likely voters in the 13th Congressional District race, according to a poll paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Tom Kacich: Legislative incumbents have money advantage

Incumbents enjoy huge fundraising advantages in all three state legislative races in Champaign and Vermilion counties.

Sen. Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, may have as much as $400,000 in his campaign treasury to about $8,000 for his Republican challenger, John Bambenek.

Countywide office candidates face off at debate Wednesday

CHAMPAIGN — The second round of candidate debates, featuring eight candidates for four countywide offices, will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil St., C.

At 7 p.m., the candidates for county auditor, Democrat George Danos of Champaign and Republican John Farney of Urbana, will meet.

State House, Senate endorsements

If voters are offered no choice, is there really an election?

Because of the legislative redistricting process, voters in Illinois will go to the polls on Nov. 6 to elect a brand new state House and Senate — 118 seats in the House and 59 in the Senate.

Electric aggregation on ballots in area

URBANA — Community-wide programs to negotiate deals for residents' electric rates are still a popular topic statewide, and a consumer watchdog group says voters should know the facts before making a decision on the so-called "municipal electric aggregation."

Other questions on November ballots

Proposals about community electric aggregation are the most common on East Central Illinois ballots this year, but voters everywhere will be asked to decide on a number of ballot questions:

13th District timeline

A timeline of events in the 13th Congressional District race so far:

13th District will give someone his first victory

This is not the way the race in the 13th Congressional District was supposed to end.

Early voting begins Monday

Early voting begins in Illinois on Monday and continues through Nov. 3.

In Champaign County, early voting will be available at eight separate locations every day, including Saturdays and Sundays.

2012 election candidate questionnaire: D'Anne Winston, Champaign County recorder

D'Anne Winston

1003 Laura Drive



Age: 51

Occupation: Part-time employee at University of Illinois. Former clerk for recorder of deeds office, accountant for City of Champaign Township, and program coordinator at Champaign-Urbana Area Project.

Political experience: ran unsuccessfully for City of Champaign Township supervisor in 2009.

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