Wife of French presidential candidate François Fillon also under investigation

The faltering campaign of French presidential candidate François Fillon suffered another setback on Tuesday when magistrates placed his wife under formal investigation over allegations that he paid her for a fake parliamentary job. CBC | World News  More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Metropolis mayoral candidates get last chance to woo voters

METROPOLIS — Four candidates vying to become mayor in Metropolis did their best to tug at the heart and purse strings of votes at their last public forum at the Metropolis Community Center. Incumbent mayor More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Rowe says he would look at Rock Island growth ‘differently’ as mayor

ROCK ISLAND — Independent mayoral candidate Andy Rowe recently made a bid for votes through social media, recently uploading what he calls “Kitchen Table” videos with the intent to answer questions More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Mark Rutte poised for 3rd term as Dutch prime minister

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday was moving toward a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who looked like he failed the year’s first litmus test for More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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Dutch election polls LIVE: Updates as Geert Wilders takes on Mark Rutte in Netherlands

GEERT Wilders is still fighting as Dutch election polls closed revealing Prime Minister Mark Rutte is in the lead – here are all the latest updates, polls and breaking news from the Netherlands. Daily Express More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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BREAKING: Rutte ahead of Wilders in Dutch election as exit polls show current PM in lead

THE Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte is on course to win the Dutch election as exit polls show the liberal leader ahead of firebrand Eurosceptic Geert Wilders. Daily Express :: News Feed  More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, March 12th, 2017
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Supporters of 1 cent sales tax increase say it will relieve property owners; Plenty of critics say tax payers are already tapped out

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County voters will have to decide on April 4 whether or not to increase the sales tax by 1% to help county schools with capital improvement projects. Proponents of the County School More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, March 5th, 2017
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Sullivan may become second Republican ever to be Peoria’s Township supervisor

PEORIA — Republican Dan Sullivan won a landslide victory February 28 over Mike Aiello in the Republican primary election. Sullivan, whose victory was a result of a whopping 87% of the vote, will join a short More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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Libertarian Party earns major party status

DES MOINES, Iowa — As a result of Gary Johnson’s 3.8% (59,186 votes) received in the November 2016 presidential election, the Libertarian Party of Iowa became an official political party Wednesday. More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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DUP remain largest Northern Irish party in narrow election victory as Sinn Féin make gains

THE DUP has narrowly held its majority in the Northern Irish Assembly after a surge in support for Sinn Féin left a margin of just one seat between the two parties. Daily Express :: News Feed  More...

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