Election

Early voting is underway for Burlington's special city council election on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

The gutting of newsroom staffs had a negative impact on local coverage of the fall elections.

That’s a conclusion from the article “A Big Election With Little Local Journalism” by David Sirota on the creators.com website.  He asks, “What if you held an election and nobody showed up to cover it? Americans have now discovered the answer: You get an election with lots of paid ads, but with little journalism, context or objective facts.”

T.J. Carson

Even before voters headed to the polls for last week's mid-term elections, preparations were already underway for the only elections to be held in Illinois next year.