Candidate Forum with League of Women Voters at Chillicothe Public Library

Bring your questions and hear from candidates running for the positions of Peoria County Sheriff (Brian Asbell and Brian Fengel) and Peoria County Auditor (Alan Parades and Jessica Thomas) on Saturday, October 20, at 10:00 a.m. Chillicothe Public Library is hosting the forum in partnership with the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

The roles of the Peoria County Sheriff and Auditor both affect the daily lives of citizens, so it is important to make an informed decision when you go to the poles on November 6.

The mission of the Peoria County Sheriff's Office is to work in partnership with the community to improve the quality of life by reducing the fear and incidence of crime, to recognize and resolve problems, and to fulfill the law enforcement needs of the citizens of Peoria County. The Sheriff works with patrol deputies, corrections staff, courthouse security officers, and others to help serve and protect the community.

The Peoria County Auditor’s role is to protect taxpayer investment by ensuring the county is in compliance with county policies and state and federal requirements and is practicing acceptable accounting practices and good business procedures. The Auditor also conducts official inspections of the county’s financial records to verify that spending by county officers and departments is done with the proper authority and adherence to county and state guidelines.

The general election will be held November 6, with early voting at a variety of sites. Chillicothe Public Library will host early voting on October 31 and November 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the polls will be open for the general election on November 6 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Residents of Illinois can also register to vote at the library.

The candidate forum will take place Saturday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m., at Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N. Bradley Ave., Chillicothe, IL 61523. For more information, please visit or call 309-274-2719.


Catherine Barnett


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