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Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
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In the race for McLean County clerk, incumbent Republican Kathy Michael and her Democratic challenger Nikita Richards have often been at odds.

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A Planned Parenthood Illinois leader said her organization is embracing the liberal image opponents try to use against them.

JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton speak to a crowd in Bloomington
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Democratic candidates from across the state will converge in Bloomington-Normal next week, an uncommon occurrence in red McLean County.

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Illinois election officials are still trying to determine how best to safeguard the election process and voter data. That’s after Russians hacked the Illinois voter log in the 2016 election, exposing 76,000 voter registrations.

Some voter information, though, is not under state control.

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McLean County Republican and Libertarian parties jointly filed an estimated 1,300 signatures Monday in support of a referendum to dissolve the Bloomington Election Commission.

At least 1,000 valid signatures are needed for Bloomington election ballots to include the referendum. It would read, “Shall the city election law be rejected?”

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The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to organized labor Wednesday, ruling that requiring non-union government employees to pay dues infringes on their First Amendment rights.

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If there’s a Democratic blue wave in November, the grassroots progressive group Indivisible will get a lot of credit for stirring up the political waters.

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The McLean County Democrats picked Erik Rankin as their next party chair on Wednesday night, hoping to ride his campaign experience to victory in November and beyond.

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The three candidates to become the next leader of the McLean County Democrats made their pitch Sunday to a roomful of party leaders, agreeing on the need to plan beyond November but differing slightly on a long-term winning strategy.

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The future of the McLean County Democratic Party began 14 months ago.

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Illinois State University politics and government professor Lane Crothers has long been an observer of the American democratic system. Political events of the past year, he said, have caused him to question whether the country is experiencing the beginning of the end of democracy.

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Both of McLean County’s major political parties will have new top leaders later this year.

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McLean County’s top Republican has a warning for local GOP candidates running in 2018: Get ready to campaign hard, or get ready to be walloped.

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Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker stopped in Bloomington on Thursday to pick up a big union endorsement and lay out his plan for creating jobs in Illinois.