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The $89 Million Decision: Voters asked to support Quincy School District building, reorganization plan

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Voters in the Quincy School District will be faced with a major decision in the Nov. 4 election. On the ballot will be an $89 million bond issue that could spark massive changes in the way education is delivered in... More>>

Sparks, Franklyn face off in only contested Adams County Board race

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Both candidates running in the only contested Adams County Board race say the county has done a good job keeping the property tax levy rate stable in recent years, and it needs to do what it can to maintain it. This... More>>

Hancock County voters electing state's attorney for unexpired term

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CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Hancock County will have a new state's attorney in December. Republican Jason Pohren is the sole candidate for an unexpired two-year term and will replace Stephanie Hilton, who was appointed in... More>>

LIberty School District voters to decide fate of proposed 75-cent tax increase

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LIBERTY, Ill. -- The Liberty School District is asking voters to approve a 75-cent property tax increase in the Nov. 4 election. If approved by voters, the increase would go into effect in 2015 and generate an estimated... More>>

Early voting starts Monday in Illinois

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Voters will be able to cast early ballots starting Monday for the Nov. 4 election. Adams County Clerk Georgia Volm said she expects strong interest in early voting and the general election this year, especially with a... More>>

Elvaston voters will decide village board size on Nov. 4

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CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Sandy Printy believes smaller could be better when it comes to the Elvaston Village Board. The village's voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to reduce the number on the board from six to four. If... More>>

Adams County clerk/recorder candidates focus on office plans

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Three of the six Adams County-only elected offices are on the Nov. 4 ballot, but only one -- for clerk/recorder -- is contested. And there's some question of how competitive that race will be. Sheriff Brent Fischer... More>>

Candidates say experience, roots key issues in race for Pike state's attorney

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Matt Goetten says the race for Pike County state's attorney comes down to one word -- experience. Zachary Boren says it also comes down to roots in the county. The two men square off on the Nov.... More>>

Pike voters will decide races for county clerk, treasurer

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Pike County voters will decide contests for county clerk and treasurer in the Nov. 4 election. Three-term County Clerk Donnie Apps faces a challenge from first-time candidate Patrice Mills. Both... More>>

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  • Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

    Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are gearing up for their third and likely final televised debate Monday, locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of the November election.
    Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday.
  • AP interview: Rauner sells himself as nonpolitician

    AP interview: Rauner sells himself as nonpolitician

    By SARA BURNETT Associated Press CHICAGO -- Bruce Rauner roared into the Illinois governor's race last year, saturating TV airwaves with jabs at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and promises to "shake up Springfield" the...
    By SARA BURNETT Associated Press CHICAGO -- Bruce Rauner roared into the Illinois governor's race last year, saturating TV airwaves with jabs at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and promises to "shake up Springfield" the...
  • AP interview: Quinn works to defend clean image

    AP interview: Quinn works to defend clean image

    By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO -- In one of his toughest campaigns in more than three decades in the public eye, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn touts his long career as a "reformer" and insists he stands for clean...
    By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO -- In one of his toughest campaigns in more than three decades in the public eye, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn touts his long career as a "reformer" and insists he stands for clean...
  • Obama urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    Obama urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    President Barack Obama is returning to Chicago in an effort to help Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn survive a tough re-election challenge.
    President Barack Obama returned to his hometown Sunday in a bid to whip up support for Gov. Pat Quinn, as Democrats fight to hold control of the Illinois governor's office against stiff challenge from GOP businessman...
  • FACT CHECK: Quinn, Rauner school counting differs

    FACT CHECK: Quinn, Rauner school counting differs

    Whether spending on public education in Illinois has increased or decreased under Democrat Pat Quinn has become a flashpoint in the heated race for governor.
    Whether education funding in Illinois rose or fell under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn depends on whose money you're talking about, and during what time period.
  • Illinois school funding under Gov. Quinn

    Illinois school funding under Gov. Quinn

    Whether state funding for public schools has risen or fallen under Gov. Pat Quinn has become a heated issue in the Democrat's race against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. Quinn says he's increased it by...
    Whether state funding for public schools has risen or fallen under Gov. Pat Quinn has become a heated issue in the Democrat's race against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. Quinn says he's increased it by $442...
  • Illinois governor hopefuls face off in 2nd debate

    Illinois governor hopefuls face off in 2nd debate

    Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will debate for a second time as they battle to become Illinois' next governor.
    Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner defended their records on minority hiring, public safety and gun control on Tuesday during the second televised debate of the hotly contested Illinois governor's race, a...
  • Quinn, Rauner spar over how to reduce violence

    Quinn, Rauner spar over how to reduce violence

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) are debating how best to address crime in Illinois.
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) are debating how best to address crime in Illinois.
  • Rauner goes after Quinn and scandals during Quincy visit

    Rauner goes after Quinn and scandals during Quincy visit

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:28:02 GMT
    Bruce Rauner continued to slam Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration and recent scandals that plague it during a Monday afternoon campaign stop in Quincy. "Unfortunately, Pat Quinn and his partner, Rod Blagojevich, have really driven us off into a ditch, economically and educationally," he said. "There's rampant corruption in Springfield, illegal patronage hiring in the Department of Transportation."
    Bruce Rauner continued to slam Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration and recent scandals that plague it during a Monday afternoon campaign stop in Quincy. "Unfortunately, Pat Quinn and his partner, Rod Blagojevich, have really driven us off into a ditch, economically and educationally," he said. "There's rampant corruption in Springfield, illegal patronage hiring in the Department of Transportation."
  • Quinn, Rauner offer differing economic plans in first televised debate

    Quinn, Rauner offer differing economic plans in first televised debate

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:26:42 GMT
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner pitched vastly different strategies Thursday for improving Illinois' economy, with the incumbent pushing for an extension to the income tax increase and asking the wealthy to pay more and his rival saying the state can't keep taxing its way out of its problems.
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner pitched vastly different strategies Thursday for improving Illinois' economy, with the incumbent pushing for an extension to the income tax increase and asking the wealthy to pay more and his rival saying the state can't keep taxing its way out of its problems.
  • Rauner plays 'outsider' in Illinois governor race

    Rauner plays 'outsider' in Illinois governor race

    Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) saturated TV airwaves with jabs at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and promises to "shake up Springfield" when he roared into the Illinois governor's race last year.
    Bruce Rauner roared into the Illinois governor's race last year, saturating TV airwaves with jabs at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and promises to "shake up Springfield" the way only an outsider could.
  • Illinois governor works to defend 'reformer' image

    Illinois governor works to defend 'reformer' image

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is touting his long career as a "reformer" and his push for clean government as he seeks his second full term.
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is touting his long career as a "reformer" and his push for clean government as he seeks his second full term.
  • Michelle Obama campaigns for Illinois governor

    Michelle Obama campaigns for Illinois governor

    First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to stump in Chicago for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid.
    First lady Michelle Obama campaigned Tuesday for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, headlining a small fundraiser and rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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  • Quincy school referendum the better of two options facing voters

    Quincy school referendum the better of two options facing voters

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-10-17 19:47:24 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I am voting for the school referendum. Just one week ago I was going to vote against the school referendum. However, after attending the Quincy Tea Party meeting last week, I have changed my mind. ...
    To The Herald-Whig: I am voting for the school referendum. Just one week ago I was going to vote against the school referendum. However, after attending the Quincy Tea Party meeting last week, I have changed my mind. ...
  • All U.S. presidents have faced their scandals

    All U.S. presidents have faced their scandals

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-10-17 19:46:01 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: I disagree with William Postle and his President Obama analysis/attack of Oct. 10. American politics has had its share of political scandals. Do a Google search for a list of federal political...
    To The Herald-Whig: I disagree with William Postle and his President Obama analysis/attack of Oct. 10. American politics has had its share of political scandals. Do a Google search for a list of federal political...
  • Obama has done much to reduce federal deficit

    Obama has done much to reduce federal deficit

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-10-17 19:44:24 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: A Herald-Whig article in the Thursday, Oct. 9 edition, stated that President Obama has reduced the federal deficit by more than $515 billion this past fiscal year from when he took office six years...
    To The Herald-Whig: A Herald-Whig article in the Thursday, Oct. 9 edition, stated that President Obama has reduced the federal deficit by more than $515 billion this past fiscal year from when he took office six years...
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  • Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports...
    Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said...
  • The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

    The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-10-21 16:20:45 GMT
    There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
    There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
  • In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

    In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-10-21 16:20:20 GMT
    Republicans and Democrats in the Louisiana Senate race have returned to an old political standby, accusing each other of cutting or threatening popular Medicare benefits for seniors.
    An old political standby - the future of Medicare - is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.
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