Election

Chris Kennedy Jr., near center, holding a small dog, and his sister, Kate, right, made a campaign stop on behalf of their father, Chris Kennedy, last week at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
The son and daughter of a Democratic Party candidate for governor of Illinois paid a campaign visit to Union County last week. Chris Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Kate, were welcomed by about 20 people during a stop at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. He is the son of Chris Kennedy,...
"DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." Folks of a certain age may recognize the first three words in this week's colyum. Those three words made up a banner headline which appeared in an early edition of the November 3, 1948, issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune newspaper. Dewey and Truman were the candidates for...
From left are Judge Thurston; David Sharp, who was sworn in as county clerk; Cindy Kennedy, who was sworn in as circuit clerk; Jim Flummer, who was sworn in as state’s attorney; and Bryan Curry, who was sworn in as coroner. Sharp, Kennedy and Curry each were reelected in November. Photo provided.
Circuit Judge William Thurston swore in Pulaski County officials on the morning of Dec. 1. From left are Judge Thurston; David Sharp, who was sworn in as county clerk; Cindy Kennedy, who was sworn in as circuit clerk; Jim Flummer, who was sworn in as state’s attorney; and Bryan Curry, who was sworn...
Mr. Lincoln (or, Mr. Lincoln's statue) peers through a couple of trees at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds.
Wednesday morning, November 9...the sun rose in the east, just like normal... ...Thursday morning, November 10...the sun rose in the east, just like normal... ...wow. Two days in a row. Life went on. Which was good. Very good. Very reassuring. Given the story which unfolded during the vaguely...
Shawnee High School senior government students who worked on teams for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gathered for a photo following a mock debate. The debate was held last Friday afternoon in the gym at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake.
Students portraying the nation’s two major political parties’ presidential candidates faced off during a mock presidential debate which was held last Friday afternoon at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake. The event involved 27 high school government students taught by Jamie Nash-...
Tuesday, Nov. 8, was Election Day. A total of 8,716 votes were cast in Union County. The county has 12,685 registed voters. Here's a look at unofficial election results from Union County, as tallied at the Union County clerk's office in Jonesboro: For Union County Circuit Clerk Democrat: Tiffany...
Cobden Junior High and High School filed into the gym Thursday, Nov. 3, to watch the seniors put on a mock presidential and vice-presidential debate. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The candidates for U.S. president and vice-president looked a little different than usual at Cobden High School on Thursday, Nov. 3. Seniors at Cobden High School put on a mock presidential and vice-presidential debate and election for the school on Thursday, Nov. 3.  Participants took two...
A groundhog, AKA Chuck Wood, was enjoying a snack when your intrepid photographer spotted him last weekend. The image might not be the greatest, 'cause it was shot through a screen and a window. Oh, well.
Thank goodness for groundhogs. And the occasional mystery bug. And the occasional message posted on a sign in front of one of our local churches. Last Saturday, while engaged in dish-washing duties, I happened to look out our kitchen window and spotted our neighborhood groundhog. I say it's the...
A record number of voters are registered in Illinois. The Illinois State Board of Elections, ISBE, reported Oct. 26 that the number of registered voters in Illinois, currently 7,988,670, is approaching 8 million.  This surpasses the previous record high of 7,789,500 set for the 2008 general...
Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Election Day – voters in Union County will help to elect a new president of the United States, a new U.S. senator, state and local officials, judges, and decide the fate of a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution. Polling places in Union County’s 20 precincts are...

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