Rushville – Schuyler County's appointed state's attorney will run for a full term on her own. Teena Griffin was appointed to the position in April when her predecessor became a circuit judge. Griffin says the major problems the county faces include domestic violence, drug use and underage drinking. She wants to partner with local groups to address those issues. Griffin was an assistant state's attorney in McLean County when she was named to the Schuyler post. Griffin is a graduate of Western Illinois University and the University of Illinois.
Keokuk, IA – There are many candidates seeking office in the upcoming city elections throughout Southeast Iowa. One race is for the mayor's office in Keokuk. Incumbent Dave Gudgel and newcomer Gordon Blankenship, Sr. are vying for the 2 year term. Gudgel has served as mayor for 4 years. Keokuk is one of a handful of larger cities in Iowa that still operates with a full time mayor.
You can hear Jason Parrott's preview of the mayor's race in Keokuk by clicking on the audio link above.
Macomb, IL – Macomb will not award a towing contract to the only business that submitted a bid for the work. Cale's Auto Body Garage and Towing was willing to pay $1,200 for the contract to tow junk and abandoned vehicles and those being held for evidence. But the city says Cale's is violating zoning laws with its site on West Jackson Street. Aldermen voted 4-2 against giving the contract to Cale's, saying it would be wrong to hire a company that's violating city rules. The police department had hoped the city would contract out the work because it lacks the manpower to deal with it.