Democrat Nikki Budzinski, Republican Regan Deering to face off in 13th

DECATUR – Decatur business owner Regan Deering won the 13th Congressional district Republican primary on Tuesday after a close race. In November, she will face former aide to President Joe Biden, Nikki Budzinski, who secured a decisive victory in the district’s Democratic primary. Budzinski said she anticipated a challenge in November, despite her advantage in […]

Rep. Rodney Davis’s long Congressional career halted

TAYLORVILLE – A decade-long career in Congress will soon come to an end for central Illinois’ Rodney Davis.  Last night, Davis conceded to primary challenger Mary Miller, whose campaign leaned on her ties to former President Donald Trump.  In a 15th district race that was expected to be a nail-biter, Congresswoman Miller ousted Congressman Davis […]

What did $50 million buy Ken Griffin in Illinois’ primary? Not much.

Griffin, who was the state’s richest man, reaped a weak return on his millions. But packaging magnate Dick Uihlein’s support for gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey paid off. CHICAGO — A big chunk of money from the state’s richest man could not buy much Republican primary love for conservative businessman Ken Griffin’s slate of candidates in […]

U.S. Rep. Mary Miller defeats fellow incumbent Rodney Davis

QUINCY — Days after she basked in the praise of former President Donald Trump — and had to explain her supposed gaffe that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was a “victory for white life” — U.S. Rep. Mary Miller defeated fellow incumbent Rodney Davis on Tuesday, all but clinching a second […]

Bailey wins GOP nomination to challenge Pritzker

State Sen. Darren Bailey, who gained statewide notoriety challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s pandemic executive order authority in court, will be the incumbent’s challenger in the November general election. As of about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Bailey had carried over 55 percent of the GOP vote from a field of six candidates, while tallies were unofficial. “Tonight […]

Illinois Primary Election 2022: Live blog, updates, results and more

12:40 a.m.: SPRINGFIELD — Suburban Chicago personal injury lawyer Kathy Salvi has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois. Salvi topped a field of seven candidates Tuesday to win the nod to take on first-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth in November. Duckworth is a veteran of the Iraq War and is very […]

Former President Donald Trump gives Rep. Mary Miller a last minute boost

MENDON – On a sweltering day in Adams County, Illinois, former President Donald Trump spoke in front of thousands of exuberant supporters, highlighting his endorsement of first-term Congresswoman Mary Miller and gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey. Supporters of former president Trump and Congresswoman Miller were energized after the repeal of Roe v. Wade. Miller called it […]

6 Republicans vie to unseat Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD – Republican voters in Illinois will choose from six candidates to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker in the upcoming June 28 primary. The field includes a conservative farmer and state lawmakers who is the recent polling frontrunner, the mayor of Illinois’ second largest city, a former state senator and three political newcomers. Darren Bailey, […]

Trump endorses Darren Bailey for Illinois governor

QUINCY – Former President Donald Trump came to west-central Illinois Saturday to deliver his “complete and total endorsement” for state Sen. Darren Bailey, giving the ultraconservative downstate lawmaker gold-plated momentum heading into Tuesday’s six-way gubernatorial primary. Trump also reiterated his stamp of approval for “ultra-MAGA” downstate Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Miller in her closely watched primary against […]

Rep. Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’

NEW YORK — Illinois congresswoman Mary Miller is raising eyebrows with her comment at a rally with former President Donald Trump. The Republican called the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade a “victory for white life.” The comment drew cheers from the crowd Saturday night in Mendon, Illinois. Miller spokesman Isaiah Wartman tells The […]

Trump rally could be ‘tipping point’ for Mary Miller’s campaign, expert says

With less than a week until the primary election in Illinois, the buzz in the state’s newly redrawn 15th Congressional District is centered on a “Save America” rally this Saturday (June 25) at the Adams County Fairgrounds, northeast of Quincy, with former President Donald Trump and Congresswoman Mary Miller. Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln […]

Rodney Davis and Mary Miller ignore the Jan. 6 committee’s findings

URBANA – The next U.S. House select committee hearing on the events of Jan. 6 will be in July, following the June 23 hearing. But two members of Congress competing in next week’s Illinois Republican primary — Rodney Davis and Mary Miller — aren’t paying much attention to the committee’s findings. Dr. John Jackson, a […]

Candidates in the 13th congressional district gear up for next week’s election

With the Illinois primary election less than a week away, 13th district Republican candidate Regan Deering — an entrepreneur and activist – spent the weekend canvassing in Monticello.  She said voters are most concerned about inflation and how it’s impacting gas and food prices. Deering said the repeal of the Parental Notice Act, which allows […]

Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey joining Trump and Miller at rally

MONTICELLO – State Senator Darren Bailey, a leading contender in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial race, is joining former President Trump and U.S. Representative Mary Miller at a rally this Saturday evening, June 25, at the Adams County fairgrounds in Mendon. Bailey is a long-time supporter of Miller.  The freshman congresswoman from rural Coles County is […]