• "I really appreciate Alderman Theilen's prompt responsiveness anytime I have had a question or concern about Ward 8 or city government."
    - Julie R., W. Lawrence

  • "In the last eight years, Kris has been very helpful with neighborhood concerns. Kris is very good about returning calls and keeping us updated."
    - Darrell and Sharon R., Mossman Ave.

  • "Kris Theilen has been an attentive and effective alderman for the 8th Ward. His leadership, expertise and competence have been beneficial in the progress and development of the 8th Ward. Kris is the right person to serve as the 8th Ward Alderman and I know the Ward will continue to prosper under his direction."
    - Jonathan L., Oxford

  • "Kris,
    Thank you for your prompt action to our neighborhood requests, for promptly returning our many phone calls and our emails. You are doing a great job for our community as a whole and for our Ward. We do appreciate it!"

    - Graham M., - S. Feldkamp Ave

SJ-R Endorses Theilen


Today’s State Journal-Register announced their editorial board’s endorsement of Kris Theilen to a 3rd Term as Ward 8 Alderman. “Theilen has been a reliable advocate for Ward 8 and for the city as a whole during his eight years as alderman. He isn’t afraid to share his opinions, and sometimes he has been the voice …

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Info on Early Voting


A Message from the Sangamon County Clerks Office: Beat the crowds and get your vote counted now!  We are in the final days to cast your ballot before election day for the April 7th Consolidated Election.  You can vote In Person now at the Election Office of Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray, Room 105, of …

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SJ-R’s Ward 8 Candidate Editorial Board

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Infrastructure and concerns about the stability of City Water, Light and Power top the list of issues for the two Springfield Ward 8 aldermanic candidates, two-term incumbent Kris Theilen and retired city communications director Ernie Slottag… Read More…

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Sheriff Wes Barr Endorses Kris Theilen

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“I met Kris when he volunteered with Toys for Tots in 2007. I see his compassion and dedication to this community. Ward 8 is represented by a good alderman who truly cares for the city.” – Wes Barr Sangamon County Sheriff

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Senator Larry Bomke Endorses Kris Theilen

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“I have watched Kris grow into the job of alderman by putting in the necessary time and research, and by asking the right questions.  Ward 8 is well represented by an extraordinary alderman.” – Sen. Larry Bomke Former Illinois Senator (50th District)

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SJR opinion piece on City Infrastructure


Now that spring is finally here, you can expect to see construction projects to begin to pop up all over the city.  Street repair and overlays, alley work, drainage projects, sidewalks, and more.  And the city needs it.  A majority of the calls and emails I receive in Ward 8 are infrastructure related, and I …

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Fundraiser for Kris Theilen this Thursday!


Ward 8 Alderman Kris Theilen is having a fundraiser this Thursday, March 26th, at the VFW on Old Jacksonville Road at 5:00 PM. Tickets to the event are $25 per person/$40 family/$150 friend/$500 sponsor. A taco dinner with beer, soda and cake will be provided. Please visit the event page for more information!  

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