The Belleville News-Democrat is requesting email addresses for candidates in the April 2019 local elections for school board, city council, village board and mayors. The newspaper will send questionnaires.
Gov. JB Pritzker has floated the idea of a gaming expansion to balance the state’s budget and help pay for a capital bill. But how do southern Illinois legislators feel with the Casino Queen, Alton Argosy.
Brendan Kelly, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney, resigned after being nominated by new IL Governor JB Pritzker to run the state police agency. The Democrat from Belleville lost his 2018 race for Congress.
There will be no primary before the April 2019 municipal election in the Southern Illinois city after two hopefuls quit the race because of the political machine and the financial crisis facing the community.
Cahokia Mayor Curtis McCall Jr. stays on the April ballot after fellow mayoral candidate Donna Ayres withdrew her objection on Thursday in southern Illinois. Ayres also objected to the village clerk and trustees.
As the federal government shutdown continues, among those in Southern Illinois who are working without pay are federal prison corrections officers in Greenville, Illinois. Union members say there are issues.
Decisions on whether Curtis McCall Jr., other Cahokia, IL candidates can stay on the April election ballot will be made by St. Clair County Clerk Tom Holbrook, State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly and a village trustee.
Scheduled hearings over objections to candidate petitions in the April 2019 election in Southern Illinois were postponed because the hearings were not properly posted as required by the Open Meetings Act.
The levee system between Cahokia and Edwardsville will be upgraded to 500 year flood protection. Money will come from Army Corps of Engineers and Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council.
The St. Clair County GOP, with headquarters in Belleville, IL, struggled to win races during the 2018 campaign against Democrats. The party lost seats for county board, state house and senate, and governor.
Madison County voters in Southern Illinois have voted to approve a referendum dissolving the Godfrey Township and to defeat a referendum dissolving the Alton Township during the Nov. 6 general midterm election.
Democrat Rick Watson is leading against Republican Nick Gailius in the race for St. Clair County Sheriff in Southern Illinois in the midterm general election. Here are voting results from the Nov 6 Election Day.
Republican backed candidate Hal Patton lost against Democrat Rachelle Aud Crowe in the race for Illinois state Senator in the midterm general elections. Here are voting results from the Nov 6 Election Day.
Democrat Debbie Ming-Mendoza defeated Republican Stephen Adler in the race for Madison County Clerk in Southern Illinois in the midterm general election. Here are voting results from the Nov 6 Election Day.