Election http://peoriapublicradio.org en ‘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 Bill Daley officially announces run for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bill-daley-officially-announces-run-governor <p></p><p>Tuesday former commerce secretary and investment banker Bill Daley says he's officially running for Illinois governor. But this comes nearly two months after Daley said he was already "totally committed" to the race. So IPR’s Brian Mackey asks: did anything really change?</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:44:11 +0000 Brian Mackey 9659 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bill Daley officially announces run for governor Madigan mum on election decision details http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-mum-election-decision-details <p>When Attorney General Lisa Madigan this week announced she would not seek the Illinois governor's office, she said a key factor was her father's position as speaker of the Illinois House. But in her first meeting with reporters since the announcement, she declined to elaborate. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:28:38 +0000 Brian Mackey 9026 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan mum on election decision details Lisa Madigan not running for governor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lisa-madigan-not-running-governor <p>After months of speculation that Governor Pat Quinn would face a primary challenge from Lisa Madigan,&nbsp; the Attorney General today announced she will not run for Governor.&nbsp; IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:49:16 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8917 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lisa Madigan not running for governor Political scientist says Gov. needs a win on pension reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/political-scientist-says-gov-needs-win-pension-reform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois Governor Pat Quinn “Desperately needs a win” on pension reform. That’s the conclusion of political scientist Kent Redfield. The U of I Springfield professor spoke ahead of next week’s special session on pensions, which Quinn ordered. Redfield says the Governor repeatedly blamed pension costs for the state's budget problems. If no agreement is reached, Redfield says, Quinn will look weak going into next year’s primary election:</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:56:42 +0000 Denise Molina & Dan Klefstad 7126 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Political scientist says Gov. needs a win on pension reform Durbin seeks fourth term http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-seeks-fourth-term <p></p><div>Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin says he’s planning on running for a fourth term. From Washington, IPR’s Lauren Chooljian reports.&nbsp;</div><div><p>S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">enator Durbin has been serving in the US Senate since 1997.</span></p></div><div> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:02:09 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4217 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin seeks fourth term