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Newcomers Vie for Verschoore Seat

two formal portraits, on left a white man with glasses and graying hair, on the right a white woman with blonde, curly hair

A Rock Island attorney and a Moline business owner are competing to represent residents of Illinois House District 72. That's Pat Verschoore's seat. The Milan democrat will retire after the fall veto session.

Before democratic candidate Mike Halpin went into private practice, he worked for Congressman Lane Evans, helping constituents deal with government agencies.

Republican candidate Brandi McGuire runs Skiles Driving School and founded a non-profit to help people with epilepsy. On today's WVIK News Focus, Michelle O'Neill reports.

Officially, Michelle's title for 28 years was WVIK News Editor. She did everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever was needed around the radio station. She also served as Acting News Director from September 2023 - January 2024.
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