Illinois

Senate Dist. 32: Coyne Challenges Althoff

Oct 27, 2016
Illinois General Assembly / Democratic Party of McHenry County

Democrat Melissa Coyne and incumbent Pamela Althoff, a Republican, will face off in next month’s general election for a two-year term representing

House Dist. 66: Skillicorn vs. Zettler

Oct 27, 2016

Republican Allen Skillicorn faces Democrat Nancy Zettler in the race for Illinois House of Representatives in District 66. The district includes Crystal Lake and Huntley, down to Elgin. 

Incumbent Republican Michael W. Tyron, who has represented the district since 2005, is not running for re-election.

House Dist. 63: Bartman vs. Reick

Oct 27, 2016
John Bartman Campaign Facebook Page / Steven Reick Campaign Facebook Page

Democrat John Bartman and Republican Steven Reick are vying for Illinois Rep.

Flickr user / docentjoyce "Bobcat - Lynx rufus" (CC BY 2.0)

Some people who want to reduce the number of bobcats killed in Illinois have applied for hunting permits in Illinois with no intention of using them.

  

The Chicago Tribune reports 34-year-old Lauren Umek, an ecologist from Chicago, says she is the only person in her group of 30 or so like-minded friends and relatives who obtained a permit.

Umek says hunting plays an important role in conservation but that she didn't see detailed, scientifically based research showing the need for hunting the wild carnivore.

WNIJ

The first question on Illinois ballots in November's election isn't for president or senator, but on a proposed constitutional amendment prohibiting diversion of public money targeted for transportation projects to other state budget needs.

Despite widespread bipartisan support, some opponents have surfaced, including social service groups who argue it's unfair to protect transportation over other issues.

The proposal seeks to prevent money generated through tolls and other transportation-related sources from being spent elsewhere.

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