Veteran lawmaker decides not to run

Veteran southern Illinois lawmaker Dave Luechtefeld has decided that he won’t run for re-election next year.  Luechtefeld has served as a legislator since 1994, however the Okawville Republican was drawn out of his district in 2010. Luechtefeld was allowed to run for re-election in 2012 but would have had to move to run again next year.