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Election 2022

Right to unionize amendment predicted to pass; ballot measure carrying 53 percent of ballots so far

By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters have approved a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing workers the right to organize and engage in collective bargaining. Estimates compiled by multiple […]

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‘Illinoisans made their decision’: Democrats maintain control of all levers of state government

Achieve double-digit victories for statewide offices, strengthen Supreme Court majority By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – As votes continued to be tallied Wednesday, returns showed Illinois Democrats would hold […]

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National, state factors in play in 2022

What will drive Woodstock’s voter turnout in this fall’s mid-term election? Maybe it will be a typical election in the middle of a Democratic president’s term and voters will lean […]

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Early voting expands as campaign enters final two weeks: Pritzker, Bailey travel state, sling barbs

By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Early voting hours and locations greatly expanded across the state this week as the campaign season entered its final two-week stretch. Polling places […]

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Some free 2022 election ad-vice to consider

The stakes are too high for you to stay home.” – “Daisy” political ad for President Lyndon Johnson, 1964 If you’re like me, you probably dread commercial breaks in the […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough

Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio has been a freelance correspondent for The Independent for eight years.

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray wrote for The Independent, covering various beats, from 2005 to 2008.

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Tricia Carzoli is a freelance writer and photographer that on community news.

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