A row of voting booths, with only one of them occupied.
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June 21, 2016

Why Aren’t There More Options For Voters In Illinois?

When Illinois voters go to the ballot in November, many will find that they only have one candidate listed on their ballot for some offices. Illinois has a larger percentage of these uncontested races for its state legislature than many other states that are similar in population size. 


Urbana Ward 7 Alderwoman Diane Marlin, who's announced her candidacy for mayor.
Della Perrone Photography
June 17, 2016

Urbana Alderwoman Marlin Plans Mayoral Run

Ward 7 Alderwoman Diane Marlin says she wants to be become 'the city's biggest cheeleader,' and adopt a positive tone in launching her campaign for mayor.  She admits the fight over property tax exemptions at the city's two hospitals are hurting finances, but also says it's taking up too much of the focus on the city. 


Campaign button featuring Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver
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June 15, 2016

1st-Ever Televised Presidential Debate From 1956 Now Online

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield has put the first-ever televised presidential debate on YouTube --- featuring former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II and Tennessee Senator Estes Kaufauver from 1956.


Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus
Wikimedia Commons
June 11, 2016

State Universities Earn Credit Rating ‘Review’

In week in which two rating agencies lowered Illinois' bond rating during a state budget impasse, Moody's Investors Services says it will review the credit worthiness of seven state schools, including the University of Illinois, Eastern Illinois University, and Illinois State University.


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