Rodney Davis to announce sixth term for Congress, ending speculation on challenge to Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) on Tuesday will officially announce his bid for a sixth term in Congress, ending months of chatter about his possible entrance in the Republican primary to unseat Gov. JB Pritzker in 2022. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s653/audio/2021/11/2021-11-29-rodney-davis-wrap-shorter.mp3 Listen to this story here. Davis began weighing a run against the first-term Democrat earlier […]

Illinois’ new congressional maps may favor Democrats, but they carve up cities like O’Fallon

This article is a collaboration between St. Louis Public Radio and the Belleville News-Democrat. O’FALLON — When Charlie Cook looks out across South Lincoln Avenue through the front window of her downtown O’Fallon bakery, she’s looking into a different congressional district. It’s a boundary line that splits the southwestern Illinois town practically in half. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s278/audio/2021/11/1119districtweb.mp3 […]

Expansion Of Vote By Mail, Curbside Voting Will Head To Governor

SPRINGFIELD — A bill to expand the use of vote-by-mail and curbside voting in future elections passed the Illinois Senate Thursday, meaning it needs only a signature from the governor to become law. House Bill 1871, which was approved by the House last week, would revise the state election code to make permanent some of […]