A Tax Hike For Forest Preserves On The Champaign County Ballot

MAHOMET — The Champaign County ballot includes another tax referendum this November. If voters approve, it will mean more money for the county’s system of forest preserves, just as they are experiencing an increase in visitors. Lake of the Woods is one of those forest preserves. Located on the Sangamon River, the site includes almost […]

Davis – Dirksen Londrigan Debate Covers Health Care, COVID-19, Police Reform, And More

CHAMPAIGN — Republican Congressman Rodney Davis and his Democratic challenger, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, talked about healthcare, the COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice and a lot more, in a one-hour debate broadcast live Monday night at 7 p.m., on WILL Radio and TV, and WCIA’s X -49 channel. The debate can be viewed at illinois newsroom.org and […]

Champaign County Treasurer Candidates Both Vow To End Backlog

The Champaign County Treasurer was a low-profile office, until last year. That’s when a backlog of unfinished work led to complaints from both taxpayers and taxing bodies. Now, voters will choose a brand-new county treasurer in a mid-term election.  The two choices on the November 3 ballot are both military veterans. And at a September […]

Democrat Erika Weaver Wants To Be Advocate For 15th Congressional District

Erika Weaver is a Democrat running for Congress in Illinois’ Republican-leaning 15th Congressional District. Weaver is an attorney with the Coles County Public Defender’s office and a member of her school board in Mattoon. And she says she wants to be her district’s advocate in Congress. “I entered this race because I really want us […]

Dirksen Londrigan Keeps Focus On Health Care In 2nd Run For Congress

CHAMPAIGN – In the 2018 race for  U.S. Representative of Illinois’ 13th congressional district, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan narrowly lost to Republican incumbent Rodney Davis. Now, the Springfield Democrat is making another run for Davis’ seat, and once again making access to health care her main issue. Hear Dirksen Londrigan’s interview via Zoom with Illinois Newsroom’s […]

Davis Quarantines At Home After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis is quarantining at his home in Taylorville, after testing positive on Wednesday for COVID-19. The 13th District lawmaker says he feels fine, and that even the elevated temperature that led him and his wife Shannon to get a coronavirus test has gone back down. (Davis says his wife’s test came back […]