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Decision 2021

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Andrew Yang

Business & Lifestyle

NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang plans to make city a Bitcoin hub

Yang promises to turn NYC into a Bitcoin and crypto hub as mayor

NEW YORK (Bitcoin.com) -- Entrepreneur and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City. The Democratic primary is on June 22. He ran for U.S. president in the 2020 election before dropping out early last year. Yang tweeted Thursday: “As mayor of NYC – the world’s financial capital – I could invest in making the city a hub for BTC and other cryptocurrencies.” “I am running for mayor because I see a crisis – and I believe […]

todayFebruary 14, 2021

Commentary

OP-ED: Local elections plagued with low voter turnout

The post-presidential election hangover has hit most people. Congress and current President Donald Trump battled over COVID-19 and Congressional appropriations over the week. About the only real effect everyone will feel from either of those two massive spending bills is a $600 a week check of your own money and probably a tax hike down the line when Congress has to figure out a way to pay for it. The things that do affect you directly are coming up in […]

todayDecember 28, 2020 1

Decision 2021

Races set for April consolidated election in Pana

PANA -- There will not be a primary election in the east-central Illinois city of Pana in 2021. As a result, all races will be contested on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021. The filing deadline was last month with the potential expectation of a primary election in late February. Pana mayoral race Current mayor Donald Kroski is not seeking re-election. Three candidates would turn in petitions to get on the ballot. They are current alderman Steven Scott and newcomers Nathan Pastor […]

todayDecember 10, 2020

Business News

Google lifts ban on post-election political ads

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (UPI) -- Google told its advertising partners Wednesday it will get rid of its post-election ban on political ads starting Thursday, weeks before U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will determine control of the body. The tech giant banned political ads when polls closed Nov. 3 to slow the spread of misinformation about the election. Millions of dollars have already been spent in the crucial Senate runoff races. That spending, though, has gone to local advertising […]

todayDecember 10, 2020

Decision 2021

Filing deadlines looming for local offices in Illinois

With final presidential election results currently pending with ongoing recounts and litigation, the 2020 election cycle isn't quite over. However, local eyes turn to municipal, school, and lesser governments with the April 6 consolidated election in Illinois. Nominating petitions are still available for any and all open seats through the conclusion of the filing period. However, those taken on the final day must be filed on time or candidates will not be on the ballot. City of Nokomis The office […]

todayNovember 24, 2020

Capital Area Region

12 candidates file for city council seats in Decatur

DECATUR -- There will not be a late February primary for the Decatur City Council in 2021. Twelve candidates made candidate filings to City Clerk Kim Althoff for the past week. The filing deadline for cities with over 10,000 residents and home rule municipalities across Illinois was at 5 p.m. today. Of the 12 filings, two are current aldermen. David Horn and Chuck Kuhle are both seeking re-election to their seats in the April consolidated election. A look at some of […]

todayNovember 23, 2020 1

Decision 2021

Petitions available for Pana and Nokomis city offices

PANA/NOKOMIS -- Petitions are now available for those wishing to run for office in the cities of Pana and Nokomis. In Pana, according to city clerk Terry Klein, the offices of mayor, clerk and treasurer will be elective offices. Additionally, one seat from each ward, plus a special election for a two-year unexpired term in Ward 2, will be up for election. Klein is retiring, but it is currently not known whether mayor Don Kroski or treasurer Pete Scherzer are […]

todaySeptember 2, 2020 5

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