Voter Turnouts Yesterday

By Gary Scott on April 7, 2021 at 10:23am

Morgan County had the most voters cast ballots yesterday, but the lowest turnout of the four counties in the broadcast coverage area.             The results from the clerk’s office show 3976 voters cast ballots yesterday. That’s a turnout of 17-point 6 percent. Add the 105 votes from nursing homes and absentee ballots, the total climbs […]

Area School Board Races & Referendums

By Benjamin Cox on April 6, 2021 at 6:08am

Several area communities are expecting some turn over in their local school boards at the ballot box today. The Waverly and New Berlin School Districts have had controversies surrounding their superintendents over the past year, and now members of the community are stepping forward to run against incumbents. In Waverly, one incumbent, Jim Brown is […]

Greenfield Alderman Candidate Has Lawsuit Against the City, Chief of Police

By Benjamin Cox on March 26, 2021 at 6:35pm

A candidate for Ward II in the City Greenfield is suing the city and its police chief over alleged intimidation. Christopher McMillen, who is a former Greenfield Police Officer, has a pending lawsuit against the city claiming that they violated the state’s “Whistleblower Act.” According to the Greene Prairie Press, McMillen submitted his resignation to […]

Virginia Receives Write-In Bid for Mayor

By Asia Watson on March 4, 2021 at 3:02pm

The mayoral race in Virginia is now up to three with a recent write-in announcement. The race was between an incumbent mayor and a challenger but now includes long-time Public Works Director, Randy McClure. The Star-Gazette says this last year Virginia businessman Steve Clark and incumbent Mayor Reg Brunk announced they are both seeking candidacy. […]

Ezard Runs Away With Primary Win

By Benjamin Cox on February 23, 2021 at 8:18pm

Three-term incumbent Andy Ezard ran away with a huge win in the Jacksonville Mayor primary race tonight. Ezard tallied 784 out of the 915 votes cast in today’s primary election. Ezard will be challenged in the April consolidated election by local businesswoman Nicole Riley who tallied 112 votes. The second challenger, Jason Stansfield, captured 15 […]

Decision 2021: Jacksonville Mayor Primary on Tuesday

By Benjamin Cox on February 20, 2021 at 9:55am

The City of Jacksonville will have a primary election on Tuesday in one race only. The city had 3 candidates for the office of Mayor. Incumbent Andy Ezard, who is serving his 3rd term, will face off against challengers Nicole Riley and Jason Stansfield. Voters will determine the top 2 candidates that will move on […]

Cass Municipal & School Board Races Announced

By Benjamin Cox on December 31, 2020 at 2:43pm

Cass County municipal and school board races have been finalized. It will be a three-way race for mayor in the City of Beardstown. Incumbent Leslie Harris will face off against current Alderman Tim Harris and Randy Pherigo. There will be one contested race for city council in Beardstown for the seat held by retiring Alderman […]

More Morgan & Western Sangamon County Races For April Elections Continue to Shape Up

By Benjamin Cox on December 28, 2020 at 2:03pm

More municipal and school board elections are taking shape in Morgan and Western Sangamon County. Jacksonville School District 117 will lose one incumbent in April. Jan Ryan has decided to not run for another 4-year term on the board of education. Ryan will be replaced by newcomer Brenda Stewart, who filed for one of the […]

Municipal Races Taking Shape in Scott & Greene

By Benjamin Cox on December 26, 2020 at 7:56pm

Several area municipalities have contested races upcoming for the April consolidated election. Filings for municipal elections ended on Monday in the area. In Winchester, incumbent mayor Rex McIntire will vie for another term against Steve Hoots. Winchester’s administration will also see a change, as current city clerk Brenda Robinson is running for alderman in Winchester’s […]

4 IL Democrats Announce Intentions To Run for Sec. of State

By Benjamin Cox on December 9, 2020 at 9:10am

Four state Democrats are expressing interest in running for Illinois Secretary of State. Current Secretary of State Jesse White said in August of last year that he would not be seeking re-election in 2022. First elected in 1998, White is the longest serving secretary of state in Illinois’ history winning 6 consecutive four-year terms to […]