WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 65. Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds with a few showers -- mainly north of Springfield. Low: 45. Winds: Southeast 10-15 mph.
Democratic Gubernatorial Ticket Shaping Up
As the gubernatorial primary gets closer, there's word of what the Democratic ticket may look like. Both a state board of elections hearing officer and its general counsel recommended that anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman be allowed to stay on the ballot after submitting enough signatures to be eligible. He plans to challenge Gov. Pat Quinn on the ticket in March.
On the Republican side, the four candidates are all saying fixing the state's economic woes would be among their top priorities. The Associated Press offered up a questionnaire regarding their campaign positions. All of the contenders cited the economy and offered up solutions, including cutting spending, lowering taxes, and getting people back to work by creating a more business-friendly climate.
State senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, state treasurer Dan Rutherford, and businessman Bruce Rauner will compete in the March GOP primary.