Editorials

Editorials

Davis for U.S. House

The 13th District race for the U.S. House of Representatives has drawn national interest.

The 2012 battle for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 13th District was a nail-biter that resulted in a narrow win (roughly 1,000) votes for U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, a Taylorville Republican.

Shimkus earns another term

Republicans dominate the 15th Congressional District because it was conceded to them by Democratic map-drawers.

When it comes to U.S. House races in Illinois, all eyes in central Illinois are focused on the competitive 13th District race featuring Democrat Ann Callis and Republican Rodney Davis.

Two of a kind in the 102nd

The Illinois House seats Democrats couldn't gerrymander for themselves they reluctantly left to Republicans.

No choice in the 103rd

Her would-be successors are doing their best to make it look like retiring Democratic state Rep. Naomi Jakobbson is irreplaceable.

Endorsements for statewide candidates

Here are The News-Gazette's endorsements in four statewide offices up for election Nov. 4.

Attorney General

Attorney General Lisa Madigan, a Democratic incumbent, was once in the shoes of her Republican challenger, political newcomer Paul Schimpf.

Champaign Co. Board: Lack of choices disappointing

The conspiracy by our elected officials to deny voters a choice for the county board is working beautifully.

There are 11 seats on the Champaign County Board up for election Nov. 4, and they cover every square inch of the county — Districts 1-11.

Slim pickings in county races

The two-party system is failing voters in Champaign County.

Citizens who are interested in county government don't have much to vote for this election year.

Most of the races for the county board are uncontested, and so are three of the four contests for county-wide office.

Judging the judges

The public has a chance in the Nov. 4 election to render a verdict on members of the local judiciary.

To the consternation of many people, Illinois elects its judges — kind of.

Time to go in new direction

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has had his chance. It's time for a change.

A new Central High School and makeover for Centennial?

A new Central High School on the city's northern fringe?

Does Centennial High School need a makeover?

On Election Day, Champaign voters must answer one of the most important questions they have ever faced: Approve or reject a $149 million bond issue to build a new Central High School and to upgrade and expand Centennial?

Here are two views on the massive proposal: