Voters are accustomed to politicians who love to self-promote—the ones who call press conferences to brag about all the bills they’ve introduced, who give impassioned floor speeches ahead of a controversial vote, who blitz the media with press releases about their positions.
Democrat Nikita Richards says Republican McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael “broke the law” when she delayed the start of early voting last spring. Republicans say that’s a “bold lie that cannot be allowed to stand.”
UPDATED 11:20 a.m. | Former McLean County Board chairman Matt Sorensen is expected to be released from federal custody this month after serving his one-year sentence for defrauding State Farm and one of its consultants.
Local Democrats claimed Thursday they have proof McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael used her county-owned computers for political purposes and that they suspect she tried to destroy one of them to conceal evidence of it.
Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker unveiled his higher education plan Wednesday during a stop at Illinois State University, pledging to spend millions more on financial aid for low-income students and those considering out-of-state schools.
Bloomington-Normal’s two Illinois House districts are attracting a lot of attention this election season, with state Reps. Dan Brady and Keith Sommer facing their first general election challengers in years.