Higher education has been among the areas feeling the pain from the state budget impasse in Illinois as funding has been cut. It has forced some schools to reduce classes, lay off employees, and, in some cases, close for several days.
Legislative races in west-central Illinois don't normally bring in big campaign contributions. But, money has poured into House District 93 this year, where State Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) is being challenged by John Curtis (D-Macomb).
Some of the primary races in early March were the most expensive in state history, but it will remain a mystery where all of the money to fund them came from. That does not appear to concern Gov.Bruce Rauner.