Local Elections

WVIK News

Republican candidate for Rock Island County Clerk criticized on Wednesday his Democratic opponent for her handling of voter security.

WVIK News

Bruce Rauner versus corrupt Democrats from Chicago—that's how Illinois Governor Rauner described the choice between him and his Democratic opponent, JB Pritzker, during a campaign stop in the Quad Cities Monday. 

Iowa Courts

One of three local attorneys will soon become a judge in Iowa's Seventh District. A judicial commission has about two weeks to make a decision to fill a vacancy.

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos—whose 17th Congressional District spans the Illinois Quad Cities and other northwestern parts of the state—says the recent indictment of a Republican congressman for alleged insider trading is the latest example of what she describes as the Republican Party's "rampant culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence."

Women did well in last month's Iowa primary election, but still have a long way to go to reach parity with men, holding state and local offices. 99 women were on the ballot, and 85 won and will advance to the general election.

Democracy Live

During the 2016 general election, votes and voter information handled by county clerks in Illinois were safe and secure.

Michelle O'Neill reports that's the main finding from a survey of the clerks conducted last year by US Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois State Senator Michael Hastings.


Andy McGuire

One of the many candidates for governor of Iowa is a doctor and former state chair of the democratic party. After filing for the June primary ballot last week, Andy McGuire plans to visit all 99 counties in the state.

Illinois Primary Preview

Mar 9, 2018

On Midwest Week, where can you turn for help in deciding who to vote for in the Illinois primary election ?

The Rauner Budget

Feb 23, 2018
state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, a closer look at Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's budget address, as he faces what could be a tough battle in the primary election.

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