Illinois 13th Congressional district http://news.stlpublicradio.org en After Unconventional Election, Illinois' Davis Going For Second Term In Congress http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-unconventional-election-illinois-davis-going-second-term-congress <p><em>Reporting from WILL's Sean Powers and WGLT's&nbsp;Charles Schlenker.</em></p><p>Congressman Rodney Davis has announced that he’s running for re-election next year. The Taylorville Republican kicked off a campaign tour Monday across the 13<sup>th</sup> Congressional District, with his first stop in Urbana.&nbsp;</p><p>See the bounds of the 13th via Govtrack:</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 18:59:03 +0000 Kelsey Proud & WILL & WGLT 30114 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After Unconventional Election, Illinois' Davis Going For Second Term In Congress Illinois County GOP Chair Resigns Over 'Racist' Email http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-county-gop-chair-resigns-over-racist-email <p>The chairman of the Republican Party in Montgomery County, Illinois,&nbsp;has resigned after writing what's been called a racist and sexist email about U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis' primary challenger.</p><p>Illinois Republican Party chairman Jack Dorgan says he accepted Jim Allen's resignation on Thursday afternoon. Allen wrote an email Tuesday suggesting Erika Harold could fill a "minority quota" if she lost the Republican primary. The biracial Harvard law school graduate was crowned Miss America in 2003 and launched her bid to challenge Davis this month.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:22:24 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 27588 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois County GOP Chair Resigns Over 'Racist' Email Morning headlines - Monday, May 21, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-may-21-2012 <p><strong>Eads Bridge over budget, behind schedule</strong></p><p>Elected officials from Missouri and Illinois will gather tomorrow at the Eads Bridge to break ground on a $36 million rehabilitation project for the 138-year-old structure.</p><p>But the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/traffic/along-for-the-ride/eads-bridge-restoration-plagued-by-delays-labor-squabbling/article_fee0205e-a2ad-11e1-8713-001a4bcf6878.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> finds that the federally-funded&nbsp; project is over budget and behind schedule.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 12:22:24 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Illinois Public Radio, WILL & The Associated Press 3743 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Monday, May 21, 2012 Morning headlines: Thursday, November 17, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-november-17-2011 <p><strong>Nixon reaches out to Dooley over possible closure of county parks</strong></p><p>Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon says his administration has begun discussions with St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley in hopes of helping to keep open some county parks slated for closure. Dooley announced last month that up to 23 county parks could be closed due to budget constraints.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:42:24 +0000 Julie Bierach 2497 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Hoffman drops run for Congress, switches to Ill. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hoffman-drops-run-congress-switches-ill-house <p>Democrat Jay Hoffman has changed his mind about running for Congress and now plans to seek a seat in the<br />Illinois House.</p><p>Democratic Party officials on Thursday endorsed Huffman&#39;s run for the seat held until recently by Tom Holbrook. Holbrook announced plans to step down from the Illinois House after Gov. Pat Quinn picked him to head the Illinois Pollution Control Board.</p><p>A month ago, Hoffman <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hoffman-formally-announce-run-13th-congressional-district">had said he&#39;d run for Congress</a> in the newly drawn 13th District.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:06:35 +0000 The Associated Press 2361 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hoffman drops run for Congress, switches to Ill. House Hoffman to formally announce run for 13th Congressional District http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hoffman-formally-announce-run-13th-congressional-district <p>Jay Hoffman served in the Illinois House for 22 years, and now he says he&#39;s running for Congress.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.news-gazette.com/news/politics-and-government/2011-09-19/hoffman-says-hell-seek-13th-district-seat.html">(Champaign) News-Gazette reports</a> that Hoffman said Sunday he&#39;ll run for the Democratic nomination in the new 13th Congressional District. Hoffman narrowly lost a race for Congress in 1996.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:38:18 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 2079 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hoffman to formally announce run for 13th Congressional District