Jerry Costello http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Enyart makes it official; will vie for House seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/enyart-makes-it-official-will-vie-house-seat <p>The man who last week <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-nat-guards-enyart-resigns-possible-entrant-12th-district-race-0">stepped down</a> after&nbsp;five years heading the Illinois National Guard says he&#39;s running&nbsp;for a southern Illinois congressional seat as a Democrat.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:47:37 +0000 The Associated Press 3891 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Enyart makes it official; will vie for House seat Harriman drops from US House race in southern Ill., cites illness http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/harriman-drops-us-house-race-southern-ill-cites-illness <p><strong>Updated 1:53 p.m.</strong> <em>with statements from Costello, Plummer</em></p><p>The Democratic nominee for a southern&nbsp;Illinois congressional seat being vacated by Jerry Costello says&nbsp;he&#39;s dropping out of the race for medical reasons.</p><p>Democrat Brad Harriman says his withdrawal from the 12th&nbsp;Congressional District race comes after he talked with his doctor&nbsp;about what he calls a noticeably worsening neurological condition&nbsp;that now requires surgery.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 18:25:05 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 3803 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Harriman drops from US House race in southern Ill., cites illness Plummer, Harriman win nominations for Ill. congressional seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plummer-harriman-win-nominations-ill-congressional-seat <p>Republican lumber businessman Jason Plummer of O&rsquo;Fallon and Democratic former regional schools superintendent Brad Harriman of O&rsquo;Fallon are the winners of Illinois&rsquo; primary in the 12<sup>th</sup> congressional district.</p><p>They will face off Nov. 6 in the general election to replace Illinois Congressman Jerry Costello. The longtime democratic congressman announced last October that he won&rsquo;t seek another term in the Southern Illinois district after more than two decades.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:22:15 +0000 The Associated Press & Julie Bierach 3317 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Plummer, Harriman win nominations for Ill. congressional seat Morning headlines: Monday, January 16, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-january-16-2011 <p><strong>Mo. Senators pushing legislation to make information available about grants and budget cuts</strong></p><p>The legislation would require details about federal grants worth at least $1 million to be posted on the Missouri Accountability Portal, which is an online tool for tracking state expenses.&nbsp; It also would require the governor to post a daily report on that website listing how much money he has withheld from state agencies and programs to help balance the budget.</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:15:38 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2864 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, January 16, 2011 Former Ill. educator gets Costello endorsement in race for Congressman's successor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-ill-educator-gets-costello-endorsement-race-congressmans-successor <p><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">A former </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/09/17/140557575/shrinking-budgets-put-school-support-on-the-block" style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">regional superintendent</a><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; "> for St. Clair County, Ill. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 00:15:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 2863 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Ill. educator gets Costello endorsement in race for Congressman's successor Congressman praises river port potential to Chinese delegation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/congressman-praises-river-port-potential-chinese-delegation <p>An Illinois Congressman and US transportation officials are talking up a Granite City river port to a Chinese delegation exploring new trade routes to the American market.</p><p>Congressman Jerry Costello touted the access America&#39;s Central Port&nbsp;has to railroads and highways during a visit from China&#39;s Vice Minister of Maritime Affairs, Xu&nbsp;Zuyuan.</p><p>Costello said a harbor to be completed next year will give&nbsp;a strategic advantage in moving imports and exports.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:12:44 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Congressman praises river port potential to Chinese delegation Plummer formally announces run for Costello congressional seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plummer-formally-announces-run-costello-congressional-seat <p>After an unsuccessful run for Ill. Lt. Governor last year, Jason Plummer has formally announced he&#39;s running for the soon-to-be-vacant Illinois 12th Congressional District seat currently held by a retiring Jerry Costello.</p><p>According to the announcement, Plummer will focus on &quot;reining in reckless spending, reform of our tax and regulatory structure, and getting government out of the way of small businesses so the U.S. economy can get moving forward again.&quot;</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:23:41 +0000 Kelsey Proud 2313 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Plummer formally announces run for Costello congressional seat Costello will not run again http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/costello-will-not-run-again <p><em>Updated with comments from Costello&#39;s press conference and reaction from political figures.</em></p><p>A long-time political figure in the Metro East has announced he will not run for re-election.</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:15:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Costello will not run again Local politicians react to death of Osama Bin Laden http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-politicians-react-death-osama-bin-laden <p><em>Updated 2:15 p.m. May 2 with information from conference call with Sen. Blunt</em></p><p><strong>From Senator Roy Blunt:</strong></p><p>&quot;Osama bin Laden&#39;s death is a major victory for America. This development is the culmination of the sacrifices and dedication from our brave troops and intelligence professionals. After nearly a decade, it also brings a great measure of justice and closure for all Americans who lost loved ones as a result of the brutal attacks against our nation on 9/11. While this does not mean the end of our fight against global terrorism, bin Laden&#39;s death is a major blow to al-Qaeda and the terrorist organizations he financed.&quot;</p><p>In a Monday conference call, Blunt praised the president for sending Special Forces into bin Laden&#39;s Pakistani compound, rather than conducting a bombing raid.</p><p> Mon, 02 May 2011 19:26:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1083 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org