Davis Accepts Challengers; Awaits Redrawing of District

By Benjamin Cox on August 30, 2021 at 10:42am

13th District Republican Congressman Rodney Davis has received a new challenger for his seat in Congress, even though Davis says he doesn’t know what that seat may be by the end of the month. The 5th term Congressman didn’t address the Tuesday announcement of 44 year old Nikki Budzinski’s attempt to challenge Davis for the […]

Right To Work Amendment Heads to Ballot Box in 2022

By Benjamin Cox on May 28, 2021 at 5:44am

A Constitutional Amendment is heading to the ballot next year. The Illinois House gave final approval yesterday that would ban “right-to-work” laws or ordinances that prohibit employer-labor union agreements that require union membership as a condition of employment. Under the proposed amendment, employees would have a “fundamental right to organize and bargain collectively” over wages, […]

Two Tied Area Municipal Races Decided

By Benjamin Cox on April 23, 2021 at 4:50pm

Two area municipal races not decided by the April consolidated election were decided this past week. Election results needed to be certified on Tuesday to be sent to the Illinois State Board of Elections. In Scott County, the final Bluffs Trustee position that ended with a tie of 41 votes between Rita Brockway and Robert […]

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 Benjamin Cox 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 […]