Miller Remains Silent on Debate with Lange in IL-15

By Benjamin Cox on September 30, 2022 at 9:11am

It appears like voters in the new 15th Illinois Congressional District won’t be hearing a debate from candidates before Election Day in November. A press release from Democratic candidate Paul Lange’s campaign says Lange has expressed enthusiasm for the opportunity to debate his Republican opponent and incumbent Mary Miller. So far, Lange says Miller has […]

Greene County Getting New Voting Machines Ahead of November General Election

By Benjamin Cox on September 20, 2022 at 5:39am

Greene County is replacing its voting machines just ahead of the November General Election. The Greene County Board passed an ordinance during special session in the first week of September granting $400,000 to be used for replacing the now-outdated machines. Greene County Clerk Debbie Banghart says the current machines date back to 2004 and reached […]

Frivolous Election FOIA Requests Hit County Clerks in West Central Illinois

By Benjamin Cox on September 8, 2022 at 9:09am

Local election authorities across the state are fielding a wave of FOIA requests related to election integrity KSDK reports that in recent weeks ramping up to the November General Election a variety of form letters and emails, most of them including the same language, have started arriving in county clerks’ inboxes around Illinois. The letters […]

Jacksonville Municipal Election Petitions Available

By Benjamin Cox on September 8, 2022 at 8:46am

The City of Jacksonville will have 7 offices up for election in the 2023 Consolidated Elections coming up next April. City Clerk Skip Bradshaw has announced that Jacksonville citizens interested in running for an aldermanic position or City Treasurer may obtain information and documents at his office at the Jacksonville Municipal Building, located at 200 […]

Workers Rights Amendment To Be November Ballot Question in Illinois

By Benjamin Cox on August 29, 2022 at 6:53pm

An amendment to the Illinois Constitution will appear on the ballot this November after some groups worked to get it taken off. The 4th District Appellate Court ruled in favor of keeping a Workers Rights Amendment on the ballot after a suit field in April by the Liberty Justice Center fought to keep it off. […]

Three Downstate Counties to Consider Non-Binding Secession Referendum in November

By Benjamin Cox on August 23, 2022 at 1:37pm

Brown County, Hardin County, and a northeast portion of Madison County will be voting this November on a non-binding referendum to split the state in two. According to the website Red State Secession, if the majority of voters in these counties vote for the split they will join 24 other counties in southern and central […]

Defeated Republicans in Tuesday U.S. Senate Primary Refuse to Concede

By Benjamin Cox on July 2, 2022 at 8:30am

The Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate race in November is being contested by a number of defeated candidates. Mundelein’s Kathy Salvi was declared the winner of the 7-person race, taking a shade over 30% of the little over 705,000 votes cast in Tuesday’s primary. Salvi defeated hear next closest challenger, Belleville’s Peggy Hubbard, by […]

Review of 2022 Contested Primary Races

By Benjamin Cox on June 27, 2022 at 4:04pm

Polls open at 6AM tomorrow throughout the state. There are many contested federal and statewide races throughout Illinois that will be watched nationally. Here’s a review of the contested races that WLDS/WEAI will be watching tomorrow: FederalThere are 7 Republicans vying for the chance to take on Democrat incumbent Tammy Duckworth in November. Belleville Navy […]

Butler Campaign Sued For Libel By Primary Opponent Gray

By Benjamin Cox on June 23, 2022 at 1:04pm

A Springfield incumbent to the General Assembly has been sued in Sangamon County Court for libel. Incumbent State Representative Tim Butler and his campaign have been sued by his primary challenger Kent Gray, according to Sangamon County Circuit Court filings from yesterday. According to WMAY, Gray has accused the Butler campaign of sending anonymous text […]

Early Voting Turn Out Good in Morgan, Slow in Greene With Less Than A Week To Go

By Benjamin Cox on June 22, 2022 at 9:03am

Early voting has less than a week to go ahead of the June 28th primary. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says that early voting at the courthouse has been going well: “I feel that early voting is going very well. We have a few people who come in every day, and I’m encouraged by that […]