- CORRECTION (6:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6): In an e-mail Jan. 6, Village Clerk Bob Kennedy said he learned that new voter cards were sent out Tuesday, Jan. 3. In an earlier version of this story, Kennedy said cards would be sent out later this year.
In the final days of 2011, the next stage of the 2012 elections came into focus, with candidates filing for State Senate and House races.
The March 20 primaries are a little more than two months away, and with all the changes heading into election season, now seemed like an ideal time to lay out where things stand in the different races.
Over the summer, Illinois political boundaries received a radical facelift as county, state and Congressional districts were redrawn. Here's what it meant for Frankfort:
- County: Frankfort goes from . .
- State House: Currently, Frankfort is represented by Rep. Renee Kosel (R-Mokena) of the 81st District. , with Frankfort Square and unincorporated Frankfort falling into the 38th District. Kosel, however, will run to represent the new 37th District.
- State Senate: Frankfort was in the 41st District, represented by Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont). Now, it moves to the 19th District and 40th District. The shift, though, means Radogno won't be serving Frankfort any longer.
- Congressional: Goodbye, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Manteno) and the 11th District. .
. For Frankfort, . New voter cards were sent out Jan. 3, said Village Clerk Bob Kennedy, and residents can go online to find where they vote or go to to look at the new precinct maps.
Who Dropped Out
Only days after the candidate filing deadline, . She's held that office since 2003, and although she has dropped out of the race, a Democrat will still represent the district as there are no Republicans contesting the two Democratic candidates.
State House and Senate Candidates
Renee Kosel, New Lenox
- Al Riley, Olympia Fields (incumbent)
- Clifton Graham Jr., Country Club Hills (objection pending)
Anthony De Luca, Chicago Heights (incumbent)
- Michael Hastings, Orland Hills
- Gregory Hannon, Tinley Park
Toi Hutchinson, Olympia Fields (incumbent)
1st Congressional District
- Bobby L. Rush, Chicago (incumbent)
- Clifford M. Russell Jr., Chicago
- Jordan Sims, Chicago
- Fred Smith, Evergreen Park
- Raymond M. Lodato, Chicago
- Harold L. Bailey, Chicago
- Frederick Collins, Chicago
- Donald Peloquin, Blue Island
- Jimmy Lee Tillman II, Chicago