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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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:
A timeline of events in the 13th Congressional District race so far:
This is not the way the race in the 13th Congressional District was supposed to end.
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.
Randy Jo Keith
Political experience: Piatt County Board member since 2010.
On the issues: Keep county nursing home viable; continue to hold town meetings; change policy to ban phoning in of board votes; continue with fiber optic Internet cable project.