Spending is a hot topic in the race for Sangamon County Circuit Clerk.
Democratic challenger Kristin DiCenso says the office’s current budget may be too small to meet its responsibilities.
And she proposes spending additional money to offer night and weekend hours that may be more convenient for taxpayers.
Republican incumbent Tony Libri says he’s proud of having cut hundreds of thousands of dollars from his budget.
But he also defends the money he gets for an auto and cell phone allowance… saying they are simply reimbursements for the cost of doing the people’s business.