Being involved in her community from a young age and having lived in Madison County her entire life, Erica Harris, Republican, said she believes she has a rich understanding of the needs in her community. Democrat Ross Breckenridge stated in his announcement that he has served as Glen Carbon village trustee for the past five years, and plans to apply his experience to “help ensure Madison County remains in sound financial condition.”
Retired Illinois State Police lieutenant Bob Hulme has announced that he will be joining the race for a seat on the Madison County Board in Edwardsville’s District 17, against incumbent Ann Gorman. Hulme, a Republican, who has run for the District 17 seat in the past and has served as the Madison County Republican Chairman, said he would like people in the county to be fully aware of what is going on in the county.
Small businesses in Illinois are also falling victim to the state’s budget impasse affecting lottery winners. Since announcing in August that prizes over $600 would not be paid immediately due to state budget problems, the Illinois lottery has seen a significant decrease in ticket sales in subsequent months.