Election 2020

WCBU is committed to bringing you NPR's special coverage of the 2020 election.

The League of Women Voters Greater Peoria and Fondulac District Library are hosting a Candidates Forum on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.

If you have a question for the candidates, submit them here: bit.ly/WCBUForumQs

The entire forum will be rebroadcast on WCBU 89.9 FM at 6 p.m. Sept. 23, and available on WCBU.org.

Local Races

91st House District:

  • Mark Luft (R)
  • Josh Grys (D)

92nd House District:

  • Jehan Gordon-Booth (D)
  • Chad Grimm (L)

46th Senate District:

  • David Koehler (D)
  • Mary Burress (R)

NPR Special Coverage

NPR and WCBU will provide live, anchored special coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates in September and October, and Election Night itself on Nov. 3.

Listen on 89.9 FM or stream at WCBU.org using the following schedule:


  • Sept. 29, 8–10 p.m.
  • Oct. 7, 8–10 p.m. (vice presidential debate)
  • Oct. 15, 8–10 p.m.
  • Oct. 22, 8–10 p.m.

Ways to Connect

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Moline) will run unopposed in March's Democratic primary.

Her challenger, Spanky Edwards of Peoria, was removed from contention by the Illinois State Board of Elections Thursday after a petition challenge was upheld. 

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos isn't endorsing a candidate in the Democratic presidential primary yet, but she says it's important for the eventual nominee to understand something about districts like hers.

Can an anonymous person bump a candidate off the ballot? The Illinois State Board of Elections will decide next week.

Spanky Edwards for Congress

A Peoria Democrat says the people of the 17th Congressional District need another option in the March 2020 primary besides incumbent Rep. Cheri Bustos. 

Tazewell County Treasurer Mary Burress is gearing up for a run against Democratic State Senator Dave Koehler.

Laura LaRose / Flickr / CC-by 2.0

Today is National Voter Registration Day, an annual reminder to register for the first time or update your voter information.

Concerns have been raised about election hacking in the wake of the 2016 elections. As the next presidential race approaches, Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman said there’s no need to worry about somebody changing your actual vote.