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Karla Bailey-Smith speaks at podium
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Democrat Karla Bailey-Smith of Bloomington made her official 2020 campaign announcement Thursday in the race for Illinois’ 88th House District.

Jason Barickman
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After the Trump administration this week vowed to ban flavored e-cigarettes, one state senator from Bloomington is saying Illinois shouldn't wait for federal action.

 Elliot Richardson speaking
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The leader of the Small Business Advocacy Council said the near 800 day-long state budget impasse set small businesses up for a rocky relationship with Illinois government.

Jason Barickman and John Walsh
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Republican state Sen. Jason Barickman said he will co-sponsor a 2019 measure to legalize cannabis.

Ruth Greenwood
Campaign Legal Center

Every 10 years, the majority party in each state redraws district lines. Parties often pack or crack districts to allow them a majority of votes, a process known as gerrymandering.