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Bone, Easter running for Circuit Clerk | Government and Politics
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Bone, Easter running for Circuit Clerk | Government and Politics

Kristina Bone and Elaine Easter are running as Republicans for the office of St. Francois County Circuit Clerk in the Aug. 2 election. The duty of a Circuit Clerk is to assist the Circuit Court Judge in judicial duties by preparing and maintaining court records, collecting fees and fines, and processing paperwork. Clerks help with administrative aspects of a court, and are also responsible for summoning jurors and maintaining jury pools. ...
Business leaders share support for proposed Mattoon Sports Complex | Government and Politics
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Business leaders share support for proposed Mattoon Sports Complex | Government and Politics

MATTOON — Business leaders have voiced support for the proposed $66 million Mattoon Sports Complex and its economic development potential.That support was among the public comments and questions that were shared after a presentation on this complex at the Mattoon City Council meeting Tuesday night in Burgess-Osborne Auditorium.James Rieck, franchise owner for Express Employment Professionals in Mattoon, said he had wondered how the complex might affect property taxes but has since been pleased to hear that this project's financing is designed to not place burden on the community's residents."It's for the good of the community. It's for the development of the community," Rieck said. ...
St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad resigns | Politics
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St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad resigns | Politics

Mark Schlinkmann ,  Jacob Barker ST. LOUIS  — John Collins-Muhammad on Wednesday abruptly announced his resignation from the Board of Aldermen, offering no reason for his decision, but asking for forgiveness for “my shortcomings and my mistakes.” Collins-Muhammad, who was reelected last April to a second term from the 21st Ward, said he was quitting the board in an email to Aldermanic President Lewis Reed.“The weeks ahead will be tough,” Collins-Muhammad said in the email, which he shared on social media. “I ask ...
Pima County prepares for vote centers, awaits key technology | Government & Politics
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Pima County prepares for vote centers, awaits key technology | Government & Politics

Pima County’s election officials are readying to implement the first year of replacing precinct-based polling places with vote centers and electronic poll books ahead of August's primary elections.The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the locations of 129 vote centers in a 4-1 vote Tuesday, which will replace the polling centers where in-person voters had to cast ballots within the precincts they live in. Now, voters will be able to cast a ballot at any location.The board approved the move to vote centers in February, making Pima County the last county in Arizona to adopt e-poll books and the 12th county to adopt voting centers.Through a contract with TENEX, the county elections department is receiving election management software that will replace the paper roster...