© 2024 WVIK
Listen at 90.3 FM and 98.3 FM in the Quad Cities, 95.9 FM in Dubuque, or on the WVIK app!
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Illinois Primary on Tuesday

Candidates for offices in Rock Island County will be chosen Tuesday during the Illinois primary election. Polls will be open from 6 am until 7 pm.

Democrats will have the most races to decide, starting with the four person contest for State's Attorney. And there are competitive races for four seats on the county board - in districts 9, 13, 16, and 20.

For Republicans in Rock Island County the main race to decide on Tuesday is for Congress - whether Esther Joy King or Bill Fawell should challenge Democratic incumbent Cheri Bustos for the 17th District in November. 

And members of both parties will decide whether the county can start charging a one  per cent sales tax for public safety. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.