The yet-to-be-opened Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum now has a director. Governor Rod Blagojevich Wednesday officially named longtime historian and author Richard Norton Smith to the post.
Smith once turned down the job, but now says it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Illinois Public Radio's Bill Wheelhouse prepared this report.
Arnold, MO – Missouri Democrats have their first candidate for state treasurer.
The mayor of the Jefferson County town of Arnold, Mark Powell, says he set up a committee for the office before state utility regulator Kelvin Simmons announced on Monday that he won't run. Democratic Party leaders had placed their hopes on Simmons.
The current State Treasurer, Democrat, Nancy Farmer isn't seeking re-election because she instead wants to challenge Republican U.S. Senator Kit Bond.