Dillard Wins Big, Home Rule Falls Short on Primary Night

Patch recaps the final results of all the pertinent races and referenda for Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills residents.

Editor's note: Voting totals are courtesy of the DuPage County and Cook County websites. Percentages are approximate.

It was a big night Tuesday for those who supported State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) and those who did not support the attainment of home rule in Clarendon Hills.

Dillard, the long-time incumbent, over challenger and State Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard); the Hinsdale native grabbed 62 percent of the vote.

An even bigger landslide, however, was . With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 86 percent of voters checked "No" on the controversial referendum.

Here are the full results for local races affecting Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills residents:


One of the two candidates will be nominated for the General Election ballot and will face Democrat A. Ghani, whose nomination bid is unopposed.

Cook DuPage Precincts Reporting: 6 of 6 216 of 216   Votes Votes Total Kirk Dillard 767 18,378 19,145 (62%) Chris Nybo
251 11,677 11,928 (38%)


Shall the Village of Clarendon Hills become a home rule unit pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution?

Precincts Reporting: 10 of 10 Votes Yes 324 (14%) No 2,005 (86%)


Shall the Village of Hinsdale have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Cook DuPage Precincts Reporting: 2 of 2 20 of 20   Votes Votes Total Yes 286 2,269 2,555 (78%) No
78 649 727 (22%)


One of the three candidates will be nominated for the General Election ballotand will face Republican incumbent Peter Roskam, whose nomination bid is unopposed.

Precincts Reporting: 559 of 560 Votes Leslie Coolidge 9,479 (53%) Geoffrey Petzel 2,329 (13%) Maureen Yates 5,997 (34%)



Three of the eight candidates will join unopposed Democrat Elizabeth Chaplin on the General Election ballot.

Precincts Reporting: 159 of 159 Votes Zachary C. Wilson 4,773 (11%) Peter DiCianni 7,033 (16%) Sean T. Noonan 6,642 (15%) Rafael Rivadeneira 4,466 (10%) Michael J. Loftus 5,565 (12%) James Long 5,009 (11%) Elaine Zannis 7,581 (17%) Charles Mueller 3,693 (8%)



Three of the four candidates will join unopposed Democrat Sharon E. Bryant on the General Election ballot.

Precincts Reporting: 128 of 128 Votes Kenneth Moy 8,959 (20%) Brian J. Krajewski 11,911 (27%) John Curran 12,731 (29%) Gary Grasso 10,746 (24%)

Republican incumbent Patti Bellock is running unopposed for the nomination and no Democratic primary is being held. 


Republican Dan Schmitt and Democratic incumbent Mike Quigley are both running unopposed for their parties' respective nominations.


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