politics http://peoriapublicradio.org en Rauner touts Democrat supporters http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-touts-democrat-supporters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republicans' nominee for governor, Bruce </span>Rauner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, announced a round of new endorsements Thursday, but not from members of his own party.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:48:12 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20568 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rauner touts Democrat supporters Madigan supports Derrick Smith amid indictment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-supports-derrick-smith-amid-indictment <div>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is supporting a fellow state representative for re-election - who is also under indictment. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:10:49 +0000 Tony Arnold 20162 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan supports Derrick Smith amid indictment Chris Christie stops in Chicago http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/chris-christie-stops-chicago <div>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is trying to pump up Republicans who want to win the Illinois governor’s race this year. &nbsp;As IPR’s Alex Keefe reports, Christie was in Chicago for fundraisers Tuesday.</div><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:59:44 +0000 Alex Keefe 18846 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Chris Christie stops in Chicago Kirk, Durbin opposite on minimum wage changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-durbin-opposite-minimum-wage-changes <div>Illinois’ U.S. Senators are taking opposite positions on President Barack Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage in last night’s State of the Union speech. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:48:24 +0000 Alex Keefe 18192 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk, Durbin opposite on minimum wage changes Frerichs formally launches campaign for state treasurer http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/frerichs-formally-launches-campaign-state-treasurer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Senator Mike </span>Frerichs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been campaigning for Illinois treasurer for the better part of a year. Yet, until Wednesday, he's insisted he was just "exploring" a run for statewide office. Now, the wait is over.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:00:01 +0000 Brian Mackey 17865 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Frerichs formally launches campaign for state treasurer No contested primary races for Peoria County Board http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/no-contested-primary-races-peoria-county-board <p>There are no contested primary races for Peoria County Board seats up for re-election this spring. Monday was the deadline to file nominating petitions on the 18-member board.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 01:55:47 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15756 at http://peoriapublicradio.org No contested primary races for Peoria County Board IL Senate candidates trade jabs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-candidates-trade-jabs <p></p><div>On the first day they officially became campaign rivals, a Republican running for U.S. Senate took jabs at his primary opponent. &nbsp;Businessman and West Point graduate Doug Truax questioned Jim Oberweis's tax practices.</div><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 04:24:54 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15452 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate candidates trade jabs Gov. Quinn taps Vallas as running mate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-quinn-taps-vallas-running-mate <p></p><div>Paul Vallas says he has no problem playing a subordinate role to Governor Pat Quinn who has chosen him as his 2014 running mate.</div><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:06:13 +0000 Susie An 14816 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. Quinn taps Vallas as running mate Bustos warns against federal sequester during Head Start visit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-warns-against-federal-sequester-during-head-start-visit <p></p><div>Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says more cuts to child care services are likely coming if federal sequestration remains next year. Bustos made those comments visiting Webster Head Start in Peoria. The federal sequester this spring cut $400 Million dollars from the national Head-Start program. Bustos says the financial impact will continue past October first:</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:11:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12421 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos warns against federal sequester during Head Start visit Waterloo Republican mounts Attorney General campaign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/waterloo-republican-mounts-attorney-general-campaign <p>Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan beat her last opponent by more than a million votes. Her decision to run for re-election next year scared away most of the people who'd been eyeing her job. But as IPR's Brian Mackey reports, at least one Republican is throwing his hat in the ring.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:26:29 +0000 Daryl Scott 12026 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Waterloo Republican mounts Attorney General campaign