Objection To Welch Candidacy Overruled; Karen Yarbrough To Defend Recorder’s Seat Unchallenged

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 || By Michael Romain  An objection to the petition papers of state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th), pictured, was overruled by an electoral board hearing officer on Jan. 8. The objection was filed in December by Forest Park resident Brian Kuhr, who claimed that Welch had filed more than 1,500 signatures, the maximum number permitted by the Illinois Election Code. Kuhr … Continue reading Objection To Welch Candidacy Overruled; Karen Yarbrough To Defend Recorder’s Seat Unchallenged

State Rep’s Nomination Petitions Face Objections

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Brian Kuhr says Chris Welch’s petitions are fraudulent, while Welch calls Kuhr’s claims ‘frivolous’  A Forest Park man has challenged the recently filed nominating papers of state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D-7th), pictured left, according to state records. In a five-page objection filed earlier this month, Brian Kuhr, pictured below, claims that Welch filed more than the … Continue reading State Rep’s Nomination Petitions Face Objections