The candidates for the Illinois Republican gubernatorial nomination at the debate hosted by the Illinois Public Broadcasters and League of Women Voters, Thursday, January 23, 2014 at WTVP in downtown Peoria.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio
Candidates for the Republican gubernatorial nomination agree education funding, Medicaid and pension reform are necessary. But Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports on the area that likely counts the most:
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford is traveling the region stumping for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. He stopped at C-J’s Cafe in Pekin Friday and talked with about 30 people. He says the economy and unemployment are the threads of common concern throughout the state. He says unemployment is a concern in Tri- County Area.
Today is the first day candidates for elected office in Illinois can start gathering signatures to get on next year’s primary ballot. IPR'S Alex Keefe reports how some Republican candidates spent their holiday.