Election

Government
7:44 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Elections are two Peoria offices with one purpose

  Often referendum language can be be complex enough it seems like a legal key is needed to decipher it. But that is not the case with the question asking Peoria voters if they want to consolidate the city and county election authorities. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports:
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State News
4:51 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Grace period allows same day registration and voting

Election Day is next Tuesday. But there’s a chance there will not be a clear cut winner right away in some Illinois races. The month prior to the election, Illinois offers grace period registration for anyone needing to register or update their address. 

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State News
5:57 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Legislative investigation into Quinn anti-violence program begins

A legislative investigation into an embattled anti-violence program has resumed, weeks before the November election. The hearing began Wednesday in Chicago.

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Government
7:55 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Peoria County Board considers adding two referenda on Nov. ballot

The Peoria County board will consider allowing voters to decide if City and County election services should be combined. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the Board will consider adding the question on the November ballot at its next meeting:

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Governments
6:01 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Peoria County could manage city election commission

  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:
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Government
6:01 am
Wed June 11, 2014

New state election bill means likely changes this November

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.

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State News
6:11 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Gov. Quinn continues push to keep income tax rate at 5%

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is continuing to make his case for keeping the state income tax rate at its current 5 percent. He didn’t get any help from Democratic lawmakers who passed a budget without taking up Quinn’s tax plan.

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State News
7:07 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Lawmakers return to Springfield Monday

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.

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.

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Government
8:33 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

State argument over citizen’s initiatives

State election officials are beginning a long and deliberate process --- going through the two citizen's initiatives filed last week.  Challengers are trying to argue that's a waste of time and money.

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Government
7:12 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

IL redistricting effort submits petition to get on Nov. ballot

An Independent Maps semi drops off a 27 foot long document of 533,264 signatures to Illinois elections authority.
Credit Amanda Vinicky / Illinois Public Radio

Even as a redistricting campaign celebrates submitting its petition to get on the November ballot, the effort is already under legal attack. 

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