A sign directs people to the Champaign County Clerk's office for early voting.
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October 15, 2018

County Clerk Candidates Outline Priorities For Election Operations

County clerks maintain records on local taxes and Vital Records including marriage licenses and birth and death certificates. But the job of running local elections is what’s getting the most attention in the Champaign County Clerk election. Republican Matt Grandone is promoting his experience, while Democrat Aaron Ammons says he’ll work for voter rights and access.

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Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron and former St. Rep. Bill Black.
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October 15, 2018

A Conversation With Mike Marron, Republican Candidate For 104th State House District

Republican Mike Marron is running for State House in the 104th District, which includes portions of Champaign County and Vermilion County. Marron has been serving in that seat since September when he was appointed by Republican Party officials to complete Rep. Chad Hays’ term. Marron faces Democrat Cynthia “Cindy” Cunningham, a resident of Royal, in the Nov. 6 midterm election. 

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Democrat  Cindy Cunningham, who is running in Illinois' 104th District State House race.
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October 11, 2018

A Conversation With Cindy Cunningham, Democratic Candidate For State House In The 104th District

Cynthia Cunningham is the Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Mike Marron in the race for Illinois House in the state's 104th district. The resident of Royal, and first-time candidate, spoke with Illinois Public Media about which issues she thinks are most important to her district, such as changing the school funding formula and protecting the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River. 

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Candidates for Champaign County Executive, Democrat Darlene Kloeppel and Republican Gordy Hulten.
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October 10, 2018

County Executive Candidates Promise Progress For Champaign County

This fall, voters in Champaign County are choosing their first county executive. The holder of this new elected office will preside over county board meetings, and be the day-to-day manager of county government. Before we meet Gordie Hulten and Darlene Kloeppel, the two candidates running for the post, it’s useful to get an idea of the county executive’s powers.

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