Today is the last day for people to submit applications to replace state representative Jim Watson.  Watson is leaving office next week to take a new job with the Illinois Petroleum Council.  More than two dozen people have already expressed interest in the job.  Applications are due by 5p.m. today.  

Republican county chairmen in Pike, Jersey, Morgan, Calhoun, Greene, and Madison counties hope to have a successor by December 15th.  

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