Monday, March 11, 2013
Six candidates are running for only two open seats on the Prairie State College board of trustees.
According to the Prairie State College website: Prairie State College is governed by a seven-member board of trustees, which is elected by the voters of Illinois Community College District 515. The Board of Trustees meetings are usually held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the College Board Room (2274). All meetings, other than executive sessions, are open to the public. Back to Election Central
Whoever wins this race will fill the vacated seat of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
After a hotly contested primary, it's down to the final six candidates vying to occupy the seat of defamed former 2nd District Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The winner will be responsible for representing our 2nd Congressional District of Illinois nationally in the United States House of Representatives. Back to Election Central
The voter registration deadline for the Tuesday, April 9, election must register by Tuesday, March 12.
The deadline for Illinois voters to register for the upcoming election on Tuesday, April 9, is almost here. Voters looking to cast their ballot in the election should head to one of several locations to register, including the County Clerk's Office, city and village offices, township offices and public libraries and register by Tuesday, March 12. To register: Voters must provide two forms of identification: one with a current address, and others that can include a copy of current and valid photo ID, copy of a utility bill bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document with name and address. Visit www.elections.il.gov for more information. For more information about registering to vote, visit www.elections.il.gov.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Paul McKinley says his former violent crimes were a product of the environment in which he was raised, and now he wants to fight back so others don’t follow in his footsteps.
2nd District Republican candidate Paul McKinley hopes to beat frontrunner Robin Kelly for the seat of defamed former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but his record of criminal history may make the already uphill battle even steeper. McKinley spent nearly 20 years—almost a third of his life—in state prison after he was convicted of “burglarizing a store, pistol-whipping a man for his watch and robbing a woman of $60 at gunpoint,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Now, he says he’s running as an “ex-offender running to save the next offender.” Reporters tried questioning McKinley about his former offenses Monday, but he responded with some hostility and accused one reporter of being a racist. "Those white folks told you to dig as deep as you could," …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Gun control was the epicenter of the 2nd District primary, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on the winning side.
More than $2.2 million was spent to ensure victory for the staunchly anti-gun Robin Kelly in last night’s 2nd District primary special election. The money came from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s personal Super PAC, Independence USA. His ultimate intent, according to the New York Times, is to establish a sizeable national base of anti-gun representatives in anticipation of supporting upcoming gun legislation. “As Congress considers the president’s gun package, voters in Illinois have sent a clear message: we need common-sense gun legislation now,” Bloomberg said. His words align with the crux of Kelly’s victory speech. "(Voters) sent a message that tells the NRA that their days of holding our country hostage are coming to an end,” …
McKinley faces an uphill climb in a district long dominated by Democrats.
Paul McKinley will be the Republican candidate on the ballot for the April 9 general election to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. McKinley had just under 1,000 votes as of Feb. 27, 1:30 a.m., most of which came from South Suburban Cook County and Chicago. Heavy snowfall throughout Election Day helped to keep voter turnout in the mid-teens, while the candidates made their way to several polling locations in the 2nd District. Join Patch with a user account: Join the discussion on Facebook:
Kelly will appear on the general election ballot in April.
After less than three months of campaigning, Robin Kelly has solidified her place on the ballot for the April 9 general election to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Candidate Debbie Halvorson’s media contact Sean Howard told Patch Halvorson called Kelly around 8 p.m. to concede, offering well wishes. They agreed to meet up soon to discuss Kelly’s agenda. Kelly had just shy of 31,000 votes as of Feb. 27 1:30 a.m., most of which came from South Suburban Cook County (that's us). Heavy snowfall throughout Election Day helped to keep voter turnout in the mid-teens, while the candidates made their way to several polling locations in the 2nd District. Join Patch with a user account: Join the discussion on Facebook:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Real-time election results for the 2nd District primary election.
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To help you make a truly informed decision on Feb. 26, Chicago Heights Patch editor Christopher Paicely is conducting one-on-one interviews with every candidate willing to sit down with him.
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Republican and Democrat candidates vying for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat will be decided in today’s primary. We want to help you make the best decision.
Nearly 400,000 voters will be eligible to vote during today's primary election to fill the vacated seat of former 2nd District Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Do you know who you’re voting for? If not, you’re in luck. Over the past months, Patch has been keeping tabs on the 2nd District candidates at this exclusive site. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are unsure of your polling location, check the Cook County Clerk’s website to verify. You can also verify your voter eligibility on the clerk’s site. Are you prepared for the snow? The National Weather Service says we might be getting up to six inches of snow throughout the day. Make sure to keep that in mind while making your voting plans.