Il 13th Congressional District http://peoriapublicradio.org en U of I professor running for Illinois' 13th Congressional District http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-professor-running-illinois-13th-congressional-district <div>Both major political parties will have a primary race in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Illinois Physics professor and Democrat George </span>Gollin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> launched his run Tuesday with supporters at the Champaign County Fair.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first-time candidate says he’s still learning about fundraising, but has met with backers who are familiar with science and higher education policy:</span></div><div> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:22:48 +0000 Jeff Bossert 9344 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I professor running for Illinois' 13th Congressional District Callis running for 13th Congressional District http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/callis-running-13th-congressional-district <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former chief judge in Madison County says she’s motivated by public service, and wants to use her experience to help people in new ways. Democrat Ann </span>Callis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resigned from the post Friday, and has announced she’s seeking the Democratic nomination for Illinois’ </span>13th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District. </span>Callis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cites her efforts to set up Illinois’ first veterans’ court, and was inspired by her son, who recently finished officer candidate school in the U.S. Army after earning a degree:</span></p><div> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:58:30 +0000 Denise Molina 5242 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Callis running for 13th Congressional District