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Gordon uses Obama’s name to help her campaign

Shortly before election day, some new signs started popping up all over the southern portion of Peoria. They said, “President Obama Needs You To Vote” in red, white and blue. At the bottom, it says in small letters, “Paid for by Friends of Jehan Gordon.” Interesting campaign strategy. She must feel that people who […]

Open Thread on Election Results

The results are in from yesterday’s federal, state, and local elections. What do you think of the outcome? Are we on the right track now? Or was there too much change? Or not enough? Anything surprise you about the outcome? You can see full results at the Journal Star’s election site here.


It’s election day. I hope you’ll all get out and participate in government by voting. Whenever people want to know what we can do about what’s happening in Washington or Springfield or right here in Peoria, I always say the biggest thing we can do is elect good leaders. Here’s hoping you find a […]

Peoria County Board, District 3: Karrie Alms

I’ve known Karrie Alms for a few years now, and I can tell you this: when she tells you that she believes in transparency in government, following established processes, and giving citizens the opportunity to have meaningful input — she means it. She has worked harder than anyone I know to hold our government […]

Chamber endorsements always a mystery

The Journal Star is wondering why the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce PAC endorsed Jehan Gordon over Jim Montelongo. I suspect it has everything to do with Montelongo’s vote against the Wonderful Development back in May. The Journal Star didn’t mention that the Chamber PAC also endorsed Lynn Pearson for County Board over Karrie […]

Candidate Forum planned for Oct. 16

From a press release:

League of Women Voters Invites the Public To Candidate Forum on Oct. 16

PEORIA – The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria will host a candidate forum for three important races, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Weaver Ridge Golf Club, 5100 N. Weaver Ridge […]

Karrie Alms is running for County Board, not City Council

Apparently there’s a rumor going around town that renowned activist Karrie Alms is circulating petitions for an at-large seat on the City Council. Not true, says Alms. She’s running for County Board and only County Board. She’ll be facing incumbent third district Representative Lynn Pearson in the November election. Pearson is the Democrat candidate; […]

Homemade anti-McDade ad appears on YouTube

You don’t generally see (or pay attention to) election ads about retaining judges during campaign season. Races with two or more opponents tend to get all the attention; the question of whether to retain a judge just isn’t very exciting. But it looks like this season things may be a little different, especially for […]

Local Election Results 2/2/2010

Peoria County Sheriff:

  City County Total Pct x-Mike McCoy 5,911 4,511 10,422 72.88% Vince Wieland 2,010 1,869 3,879 27.12%

Peoria Board of Education, District 3:

  City County Total Pct Ernestine Jackson 1,144 5 1,149 17.59% x-Christopher Crawford 3,435 17 3,452 52.84% Jeff Lickiss 1,921 11 1,932 29.57%

Peoria County Board, Dist. 1:


Peoria School Board - District 3: Lickiss

For most races, Tuesday’s election is a primary. But for the third district of the Peoria Board of Education, Tuesday’s election is final. Current board member Dr. David Gorenz is not running for reelection, and will be replaced with one of three candidates: Ernestine Jackson, 69; Christopher Crawford, 37; and Jeff Lickiss, 49.

Ernestine […]