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Nikita Richards
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Bloomington City Manager Tim Gleason said he expects an independent review of an ethics complaint against human resources employee and McLean County clerk candidate Nikita Richards will be done swiftly so the matter can be resolved before the Nov. 6 election.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
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The chief judge in Illinois’ Eleventh Judicial Circuit has approved a special prosecutor to review an ethics complaint filed against McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael.

Connie Beard
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The head of the McLean County Republican Party is coming to the county clerk's defense in what's become a bitter re-election battle.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
Ryan Denham / WGLT

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.”

McLean County Ethics Commission
Eric Stock / WGLT

McLean County’s Ethics Commission deliberated for two-and-a-half hours on Monday before deciding to send a complaint against County Clerk Kathy Michael to the county state’s attorney for review.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
Ryan Denham / WGLT

McLean County’s Ethics Commission has scheduled a meeting to review a complaint filed against County Clerk Kathy Michael.

Kathy Michael and Nikita Richards
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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.

Durbin and Richards at ISU
Ryan Denham / WGLT

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin took a break from Supreme Court fights and White House crises Monday to endorse Democratic candidate for McLean County clerk Nikita Richards.

Kathy Michael at podium
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The fight between Republican County Clerk Kathy Michael and the Democrats looking to unseat her escalated Tuesday as Michael claimed she’s been falsely accused of voter suppression and Democrats alleged they have proof Michael does political work on county time.

JB Pritzker speaks to a crowd
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Statewide and local Democratic candidates gathered Wednesday in Bloomington as part of a kickoff rally ahead of Democrat Day at the State Fair.