Election http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria County could manage city election commission http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-could-manage-city-election-commission <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Peoria County could take over the financial management of the City Election Commission. Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports that's one topic for tomorrow's Metro Peoria Committee:</div><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24886 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County could manage city election commission New state election bill means likely changes this November http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-state-election-bill-means-likely-changes-november <div>The Peoria City Election Commission is preparing for changes during the November election. Lawmakers approved a new election bill last week that expands the number of days people can register to vote. This ‘grace period’ time now includes the day before the election and on election day where people can both register and vote.</div><div> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24696 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New state election bill means likely changes this November Gov. Quinn continues push to keep income tax rate at 5% http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-quinn-continues-push-keep-income-tax-rate-5 <div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is continuing to make his case for keeping the state income tax rate at its current 5 percent.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He didn’t get any help from Democratic lawmakers who passed a budget without taking up Quinn’s tax plan.</span></div><div> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:11:38 +0000 Tony Arnold 24360 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. Quinn continues push to keep income tax rate at 5% Lawmakers return to Springfield Monday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-return-springfield-monday <div>After a weekend break, legislators begin to return to Springfield Monday as the calendar draws closer to the scheduled May 31st adjournment. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky catches us up.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the end of the month is a key date, it's another one, about a half a year away, that will largely guide much of what happens these next few weeks: the election.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:07:29 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23165 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers return to Springfield Monday State argument over citizen’s initiatives http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-argument-over-citizen-s-initiatives <div>State election officials are beginning a long and deliberate process --- going through the two citizen's initiatives filed last week. &nbsp;Challengers are trying to argue that's a waste of time and money.</div><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 01:33:34 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22851 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State argument over citizen’s initiatives IL redistricting effort submits petition to get on Nov. ballot http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-redistricting-effort-submits-petition-get-nov-ballot <div>Even as a redistricting campaign celebrates submitting its petition to get on the November ballot, the effort is already under legal attack.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 00:12:48 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22682 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL redistricting effort submits petition to get on Nov. ballot ‘Change 150’ group targets third district school board race http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/change-150-group-targets-third-district-school-board-race <div>A community group aiming to oust a current district 150 school board member says the move is needed to improve the district. &nbsp;The Change 150 group is backing Sue Wolstenholm for the 3rd District seat, even though she plans to resign if elected. &nbsp;That's because Wolstenholm’s name was already on the ballad when she decided to get out of the race against incumbent Laura Petelle. &nbsp;Sea Stipe is with Change 150. &nbsp;He says they group is campaigning to send the school board and administration a message:&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:02:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19761 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ‘Change 150’ group targets third district school board race Webster challenges White for IL Sec. of State http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/webster-challenges-white-il-sec-state <p></p><p>Illinois' longtime secretary of state finally has at least one challenger in next year's election. Republican Mike Webster says he'll take on Democrat Jesse White.</p><p>White is seeking his fifth term as secretary of state. He's a formidable opponent -- winning each of his four elections by double-digit margins, and once carrying all of Illinois' 102 counties.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:01:13 +0000 Brian Mackey 15125 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Webster challenges White for IL Sec. of State District 150 School Board has contested race in third district http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-school-board-has-contested-race-third-district <p>District 150 School Board incumbent Laura Petelle has a challenger for another term next spring. &nbsp;Petelle will run against challenger Sue Wolstenholm in the March election for the third district board seat. &nbsp;Petelle was first elected in 2009. &nbsp;The winner will serve a five-year term. &nbsp;Monday was the filing deadline for the</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:58:10 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14476 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 School Board has contested race in third district Illinois Democrats meet, Madigan not present http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-democrats-meet-madigan-not-present <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Democrats gathered in Springfield Wednesday to rally behind their candidates ahead of next year’s election.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But they met among a backdrop of party infighting, lawsuits - and without the presence of the state’s party chairman.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From Springfield - </span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tony Arnold reports:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:21:24 +0000 Tony Arnold 10436 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Democrats meet, Madigan not present