Candidates lining up to fill circuit judge vacancies in next year's general election include three sitting associate judges who will seek nomination as Democrats in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit - Heinz Rudolf, John O'Gara and Chris Kolker.
Illinois State Board of Elections News
Voters have lots of write-in options; Insider says ballot challenges are easier and cheaper for party in control
Having had their nomination petitions challenged and their names thrown off the ballot, most of the 34 people running as write-ins across St. Clair County are doing so as a last resort in the upcoming April 4 consolidated election.
A recent analysis by Local Government Information Services (LGIS) found almost 50,000 duplicate voter registration records, representing Illinois residents who are registered multiple times.
It’s obvious that Illinois faces a long list of problems – a history of public corruption, never-ending financial trouble and the continued exodus of people and businesses – but who or what is at fault is a little harder to understand.
Campaign advertising that depicts Fifth District Appellate Court candidates John Barberis and James "Randy" Moore as judicial "activists" in flyers sent to Republican households and as "judicial bobbleheads for Bruce Rauner" in flyers sent to Democratic households have infuriated supporters of the judges.
When a vain and foolish emperor is persuaded to appear before his subjects in a new suit of “invisible” clothes, no one dares to point out that he isn't wearing anything – except a precocious child.
CHICAGO - The Liberty Justice Center in Chicago has announced a lawsuit against the state board of elections that seeks to challenge the Illinois Election Day voter registration law.
This year's proposed redistricting reform measure would draw lines based on simple grids to take in a certain number of residents rather than try to determine districts by likely partisan voters, Meier said.
First quarter fund-raising by candidates for the Fifth District Appellate Court was most active in Judge Brad Bleyer's campaign, according to records from the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Ah, the good old days! When a mediocre lawyer or some political hack could get elected judge and stay on the bench for the rest of his life.
The Illinois State Board of Elections will meet next week to hear challenges to the candidacies of three sitting circuit judges who have chosen unusual paths toward keeping their positions. Twentieth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John Baricevic and Circuit Judges Robert LeChien and Robert Haida submitted letters of resignation to Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman both on Aug. 3 and Aug. 14, 2015, writing that they intended to seek election to their seats rather than to seek retenti
Hours before the Nov. 18 meeting in which the Madison County Board was to vote on Andy Economy’s removal as president of the Board of Commissioners of the Metro East Sanitary District, Economy resigned.