Illinois 12th Congressional District http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost To Seek Enyart's Congressional Seat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-state-rep-mike-bost-seek-enyarts-congressional-seat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A longtime Illinois state lawmaker says he's running for a southern Illinois congressional seat.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Rep. Mike </span>Bost<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of </span>Murphysboro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won't seek re-election in the state's </span>115th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District and instead will pursue the </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District seat.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:18:51 +0000 The Associated Press 28634 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost To Seek Enyart's Congressional Seat A Conversation With Illinois 12th Congressional Candidate Bill Enyart http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-illinois-12th-congressional-candidate-bill-enyart <p>Longtime U.S. Democratic Representative Jerry Costello is not seeking another term and that leaves three candidates vying for the 12th Congressional District in Illinois.&nbsp;</p><p>The candidates are lumber businessman, Republican Jason Plummer, emergency room nurse and Green Party candidate, Paula Bradshaw, and former Illinois National Guard Adjutant General Bill Enyart.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talks with <a href="http://www.enyartforcongress2012.com/">Bill Enyart</a> about his candidacy and some of the major issues this election.</p><p><em>Programming Note:</em></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:57:00 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5734 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Illinois 12th Congressional Candidate Bill Enyart A Conversation With Illinois 12th Congressional Candidate Jason Plummer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-illinois-12th-congressional-candidate-jason-plummer <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Host Don Marsh talks with<a href="http://www.jasonplummer.com/default.aspx"> Jason Plummer</a>, a lumber businessman from O'Fallon. Plummer is the Republican candidate for Illinois’ 12th Congressional.&nbsp; The race pits Jason Plummer against Democrat Bill Enyart and Green Party candidate Paula Bradshaw. One of the candidates will replace U.S. Representative Jerry Costello, who is retiring after 24 years in office.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5674 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Illinois 12th Congressional Candidate Jason Plummer A Conversation With Illinois 12th Congressional Candidate Paula Bradshaw http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conversation-illinois-12th-congressional-candidate-paula-bradshaw <p>Host Don Marsh talks with <a href="http://bradshaw4congress.org/">Paula Bradshaw</a>, an emergency room nurse from Carbondale.&nbsp; Bradshaw is the Green Party candidate for Illinois’ 12th Congressional.&nbsp; The race pits Paula Bradshaw against Republican Jason Plummer and Democrat Bill Enyart.&nbsp; One of the candidates will replace U.S. Representative Jerry Costello, who is retiring after 24 years in office.</p><p>The final debate between the three candidates is this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at O’Fallon Township High School.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:21:40 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Conversation With Illinois 12th Congressional Candidate Paula Bradshaw Race For Illinois' 12th Gets Heated http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/race-illinois-12th-gets-heated <p><em>Updated with Friday's developments</em></p><p>After 24 years in office, Democrat Jerry Costello is retiring from Illinois’ 12<sup>th</sup> Congressional district. Now Illinois voters will have to decide between 3 new candidates as to who will represent them in Washington. The stakes are high in this race, as it could have implications for who controls the House.</p><p>Both Enyart and Plummer have pledged to work across the aisle if elected. And so it’s surprising that this race is one that has become very partisan, and, occasionally, nasty.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 4938 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Race For Illinois' 12th Gets Heated Morning Headlines: Thursday, August 16, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-august-16-2012 <p></p><p><strong>Candidates debate in Illinois' 12 Congressional District</strong></p><p>After nearly twenty years representing Illinois’s 12th&nbsp;Congressional District, Jerry Costello is retiring at the end of his term.&nbsp;&nbsp;The three candidates looking to fill the open seat debated in Carbondale last night.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:07:53 +0000 Bill Raack, Tim Lloyd & The Associated Press 4335 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Thursday, August 16, 2012 Morning headlines - Friday, June 15, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-june-15-2012 <p><strong>Rams and CVC enter&nbsp;arbitration</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Rams are heading to arbitration over what to do about the Edward Jones Dome. The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, which runs the facility and leases it to the Rams, voted Thursday to begin the arbitration process. The two sides remain far apart on plans to upgrade the dome. The 30-year lease signed when the Rams moved to St. Louis from Los Angeles prior to the 1995 season requires the dome to be among the top quarter of NFL stadiums in 15 separate categories. If it isn&#39;t, the team can break the lease after the 2014 season. Negotiations began in February with the CVC proposing $124 million in improvements. The Rams countered with a much broader plan that city officials said could cost $700 million.<br /> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:21:46 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 3918 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, June 15, 2012 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 Ill. Nat. Guard's Enyart resigns; possible entrant to 12th District race http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-nat-guards-enyart-resigns-possible-entrant-12th-district-race-0 <p><strong>Updated 3:22 p.m.</strong> <em>with information from press conference.</em></p><p>The man who has headed the Illinois National Guard for the past five years is stepping down from that&nbsp;post&nbsp;to consider running as a Democrat for an open congressional seat.</p><p>Adjutant General William Enyart submitted his resignation Thursday and was replaced by Gov. Pat Quinn for the time being by&nbsp;Maj. Gen. Dennis Celletti. Celletti is the assistant adjutant&nbsp;general for the Army.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:52:36 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 3868 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Nat. Guard's Enyart resigns; possible entrant to 12th District race 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