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AP - Illinois Public Media News - November 03, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Campaign Stops Before Election Day

By The Associated Press With Amanda Vinicky

The major-party candidates for Illinois governor toured the state Monday in a final surge of campaigning before Election Day on Tuesday.  

Categories: Government, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 03, 2014

Champaign Public Schools Hope Voters Approve $149 Million For Construction

By Hannah Meisel

Politicians aren't the only ones who've spent this year selling themselves to voters. The Champaign Public School System has hedged its bets on residents voting yes on a $149 million bond sale, which would increase property taxes to district residents.

The District says it needs the money to expand and renovate Centennial High School and build a new Central High School.

Unit 4 Suprintendent Judy Wiegand says the school board has exhausted all options, and landed on the bond sale because of the increasing space constraints in the district.

"It's the capacity issue," she said. "The fact that we're already at 104 percent capacity at both of our high schools and have to put portable classroom trailers in front of one of our high schools in order to have enough classroom space...if we do nothing as a community, it will only get worse and it'll go up to 120 percent."

Wiegand says the property tax increase has been a tough sell. She says if the referendum fails tomorrow, the District is prepared to adjust their ask for a future election.

Categories: Education, Politics

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - November 03, 2014

Answers About The Questions At The Top Of The Ballot

By Amanda Vinicky


(Duration: 4:01)

Voters on Tuesday won't just vote on governor or state representative. They'll be asked if Illinois should change its constitution.  And to weigh in on a trio of non-binding questions.

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 30, 2014

Durbin, Oberweis Spar Over Immigration, Ebola In Debate

By Sean Crawford and Yolando Perdomo, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

US Senator Dick Durbin and Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis listen to Phil Ponce during their debate in Chicago Wednesday.

The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate sparred over a number of issues in their final televised debate ahead of next week's election Wednesday night.

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