Breaking News

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today signed legislation sponsored by House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President Emil Jones that moves the Illinois primary election to the first Tuesday in February from the third Tuesday in March. In 2008, that means an Illinois primary on February 5Th, which will give Illinoisans a louder voice in the presidential election process. As many as twenty states may hold 2008 general primaries on February 5Th, including New York, California, Georgia, Missouri and New Jersey, creating what is referred to as “Super Tuesday.”

“Illinois is the fifth largest state in the country. The people who live here deserve to play a bigger role in deciding who the presidential candidates will be,” Gov. Blagojevich said.

House Bill 426, which overwhelmingly passed both chambers of the General Assembly, also impacts all other public offices up for primary election in even-numbered years, including those for Congress, the General Assembly, local government and the School Board.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Ian Location: Rockford on Jun 20, 2007 at 12:23 PM
    It's a pity that he cannot sign the bill to give us money to fix our roads and a pity that he cannot come to an agreement with the legislature to get a budget approved. I guess his priorities are different.
  • by Alice Location: Rockford on Jun 20, 2007 at 11:48 AM
    I think this is a great move. I'm glad it's being done. I want my vote to have more weight, and I'm glad all of Illinois will benefit.
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8091922 -
Gray Television, Inc.