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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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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