Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Final debate brings up new issues for 13th District candidates

NORMAL -- In their third and final debate Thursday night, the candidates in Illinois' 13th Congressional District broke little new ground, repeating many of the talking points they had stressed in two previous face to face meetings this month.

WDWS election coverage roundup

Here's a roundup of audio stories related to the November 2014 election:

Waukegan schools, teachers reach tentative deal

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Negotiating teams for the Waukegan teachers union and school district reached a tentative contract agreement early Thursday after a four-week teacher strike.

Maxwell, Watson seek Champaign County Board seat

The race in Champaign County Board District 1 — most of the largely rural northwestern quadrant of the county — features two candidates who might be familiar to voters in the area that includes Mahomet, Fisher, Dewey, Foosland and Seymour.

Election Q&A: Eugenia Lamb Watson, Champaign County Board District 1

Here is a questionnaire submitted by Eugenia Lamb Watson, Democrat, seeking election to Champaign County Board District 1.

1. Why are you running for the county board, and what do you believe are the biggest issues facing the board for the next two years?

Election Q&A: Gary Maxwell, Champaign County Board District 1

Here is a questionnaire submitted by Gary Maxwell, Republican, seeking re-election to Champaign County Board District 1.

1. Why are you running for the county board, and what do you believe are the biggest issues facing the board for the next two years?

Community voters face tax proposals

MONTICELLO — Tuesday will determine whether Monticello gets a new high school, Mansfield gets faster ambulance service and DeLand gets to spruce up a variety of aspects of the village.

Here's a closer look at Piatt County's big-ticket ballot items:

Monticello schools

Health Alliance plan available for some in state, but not here

URBANA — State retirees in the midst of open enrollment for Medicare Advantage plans are finding an HMO option through Health Alliance Medical Plans, but it isn't available to those in Champaign County and most others in Central Illinois.

Next milestone for Cronus plant: Groundbreaking

TUSCOLA — One milestone down, a few more to go.

Now that Cronus Chemicals has selected Tuscola as the home for its $1.4 billion fertilizer plant, officials will be working on completing the next steps to bring the project to the second big milestone: groundbreaking.

Paxton council decides against regulating food trucks

PAXTON — The city council will not regulate food trucks — for now.

So far, only two trucks are in Paxton occasionally. One sets up business on private property and Ryan Galey operates the other one, Pavement and Pork.