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Cindy O'Laughlin's background, goals mesh in 18th District

Voters in Northeast Missouri will elect a new state senator on Nov. 6, choosing between a pair of candidates making their first runs for the General Assembly.

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Transparency now is key to trust in vets home process

A rift is growing between some veterans and employees at the Illinois Veterans Home and Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration. The veterans and home employees fear a reduction in beds -- and, in turn, jobs -- at the home.

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Michael Frerichs has been innovative treasurer

DUTIES outlined in the Illinois Constitution for the office of state treasurer are fairly limited. With that in mind, Michael Frerichs has found innovative ways to help Illinois residents during his first term as treasurer, and he is endorsed for re-elect

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White will continue to promote safety, efficiency as secretary of state

For nearly 20 years, Illinoisans have been well-served by Secretary of State Jesse White, and there is no reason that voters should change that in November.

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Harold stands out in race for attorney general

FOR the first time since 2002, someone other than Lisa Madigan will be elected to be Illinois attorney general.

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Mendoza an advocate for fiscal responsibility

Her tireless efforts have been aimed at protecting the taxpayers of Illinois, and we believe she deserves to be re-elected.

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Graves has earned right to keep seat in U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Sam Graves has been a champion for progress and prosperity in Northern Missouri during his nearly 18 years in Congress. He is seeking re-election to a 10th term, and we commend him to voters.

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Illinois voters should re-elect LaHood for U.S. House

U.S. REP. Darin LaHood was elected to represent the 18th District of Illinois twice in the past few years, and we think voters got it right both times.

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Hammond has earned fifth Illinois House term

VOTERS in Illinois' 93rd House district have been capably served by Norine Hammond, R-Macomb, for four terms, and we believe she should return to the Capitol for a fifth.

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Voters should keep Shepherd on judicial bench

Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd is up for retention as judge in Missouri's 10th Judicial Circuit and is highly recommended to voters. Shepherd was sworn in shortly after Judge Robert Clayton II retired Dec. 24, 2010. She stood for election in 2012 and has c