Aledo, IL – A businessman and sports agent is trying for the Republican nomination for the 17th District Congressional Seat. Brian Gilliland says restoring the district's economy should be one of the top priorities of the district's Representative. He also believes a Congressman must work closely with state legislators and business groups to help retain local businesses. Gilliland believes he's not in either extreme wing of the Republican Party, so his campaign should appeal to some of the Democratic voters.
Rushville, IL – The Schuyler-Industry school board has approved the first reading of a code of conduct for spectators at all activities. Superintendent Matt Plater says the goal is to focus attention on those taking part in competition and to eliminate distractions from the audience. Plater says under current regulations, referees can order those causing a disturbance to leave. The new code could bar people from attending a game or contest for 30 days. It would need to be approved by the school board one more time to become effective.
Fort Madison, IA – There are many candidates seeking office in the upcoming city elections throughout Southeast Iowa. One race is to become the next mayor of Fort Madison. Two current members of the Fort Madison City Council want that job, At-Large Alderman Steve Ireland and 5th Ward Alderman Jim Helling. Current mayor John Wright, who was appointed to the post in December, is not running. Fort Madison has a part-time mayor.
You can hear Jason Parrott's preview of the race to be Fort Madison's mayor by clicking on the audio link above.