Elections

Politics
7:55 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

No contested primary races for Peoria County Board

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. 

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State News
5:26 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Waterloo Republican mounts Attorney General campaign

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Credit Brian Mackey / IPR

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.

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Government
2:12 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Bill to lower voting age passes IL House

The Illinois House Wednesday approved legislation that would lower the voting age for some teenagers. IPR’s Chris Salby has more. 

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The proposal would allow 17 year olds to vote in primary elections as long as they're 18 by the General Election in November. Representative Jerry Costello, a Democrat from Smithton, pointed out that 17 year olds can serve in the military.

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Government
6:06 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Preparing for new Peoria City Council members

 

The 11 member Peoria City Council gets four new district members next month. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis says it will be a significant learning curve for the new members, but it will help that two of the newly elected councilmen have served previously. Ardis says still, for those who are new to the council it may initially feel like they’re drinking water from a fire hose.  

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