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JONESBORO — A Republican newcomer is challenging the incumbent Democrat in the race for Union County commissioner.
Nearly a dozen candidates are vying for seats on the Jackson County Board in four contested races. The Southern reached out to the candidates and provided a brief written questionnaire looking at their backgrounds and their reasons for running.
Down-ballot judicial races don’t always generate a lot of excitement or attention, but Republican Mark Boie and Democrat Sarah Smith — the two judicial candidates vying for an open seat on the 5th District Appellate Court — say their race is one that is vitally important for the voters of Southern Illinois.
The race for the 115th District of the Illinois House of Representatives has three candidates. This is the seat currently held by State Rep. T…
Incumbent Union County Circuit Clerk Tiffany Busby faces a challenge from Keri Clark in the race for the county's "keeper of the records."
A court decision involving an appeal from a convicted sex offender who attempted suicide before trial has surfaced in the race for the state S…
In seeking a 5th term, Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke faces a challenger in Brad Boyd, an emergency room nurse and retired police officer.
Liz Hunter, a Democrat from Carbondale, and Jason Svanda, a Republican from Murphysboro, are vying for the Jackson County treasurer’s seat this upcoming election.
Republican Mary Miller and Democrat Erika Weaver are running for the 15th Congressional District seat held by retiring Republican John Shimkus.
There will soon be a new face on the Williamson County Board of Commissioners. Squaring off on the Nov. 3 ballot for his open seat are Republican Tim Atkisson, of Marion, and Independent Angelo Hightower, of Carterville.
Voters in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District have two distinct choices — the traditionalist conservative values of Republican incumbent Mike Bost and the progressive ideas of his challenger, Democrat Raymond Lenzi.
With Election Day weeks away, top Republican donors have funneled more than $2.5 million to unseat one of four Democratic justices on the Illi…
The race for the seat on the Illinois Supreme Court that represents 37 counties in Southern Illinois is pitting a centrist Democratic candidat…
It's a small county with a lot of work, and Union County State's Attorney Daniel Klingeman thinks he's the man for the job — but his opponent, Tyler Tripp, says he wants a shot.
Illinois voters will decide whether or not to pass a constitutional amendment that would change the state's income tax structure. Here's a look at the debate over the proposal, and what it would mean for Southern Illinois.
Two candidates are on the ballot for the position of Williamson County circuit clerk: Republican Austin Crabb, of Carterville, and Democrat Andrew Wilson, of Marion.
MURPHYSBORO — In four weeks, Jackson County voters will decide who will be their coroner. They will choose between a self-described go-getter …
An advisory question on the general election ballot asks whether residents of Murphysboro want cannabis businesses to be able to operate in city limits.
The expansion of vote-by-mail in Illinois has produced a lot of political discourse, and at times a lot of hot air, but Southern Illinois county clerks are confident in their systems for the Nov. 3 general election.
CARBONDALE — Jackson County voters in the Nov. 3 general election will be faced with a choice of who should be their state’s attorney: an incu…