Wednesday, November 7, 2012
DuPage County voters elected eight newcomers to the county board, along with the the first Democratic forest preserve commissioner in a decade.
DuPage County voters rejected a proposition Tuesday that asked whether elected officials should be able to hold more than one office at a time. With all 748 precincts reporting, unofficial results show that a resounding 90 percent (332,657) of DuPage County voters rejected the proposal. Only 36,571 voted "yes." The question was placed on the general election ballot after Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso announced their plans to run for DuPage County Board seats in Districts 2 and 3, respectively. Both DiCianni and Grasso were declared winners Tuesday. DiCianni plans to resign his current position to serve the county board. Grasso has said he wants to hold both offices. Winner: Chris Kachiroubas (R) Republican …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Republican incumbent will now travel the state to seek advice on a possible run for governor in 2014.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) will serve another term in the Illinois Senate after a convincing win in Tuesday's General Election over Democratic candidate A. Ghani of Oak Brook in the race for Illinois' 24th State Senate District. Dillard won by getting 64,920 of 99,080 DuPage votes Tuesday from the 24th, which spans across the westerns suburbs and includes, among other towns, Clarendon Hills, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Westmont and Wheaton. Dillard also had 2,429 of 3,209 Cook County votes, with all Cook precincts reporting. The Republican senator has represented the 24th since he was first elected in 1994. "I thank the voters for returning me to Springfield, where I’ll work harder …
Find coverage of the various congressional matchups throughout the Patch network.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
While many of northern Illinois' congressional races left little in the way of doubt, a few provided down-to-the-wire drama and competitiveness. Judy Biggert and Bill Foster were in a dead heat as Election Day approached, with Foster emerging victorious, according to unofficial totals. And Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth engaged in a bitter mudfest, with Walsh being tossed out by voters. Jesse Jackson Jr. didn't campaign at all, citing health issues, yet won-reelection, and Adam Kinzinger, Dan Lipinski, Danny Davis and Peter Roskam didn't feel they had to. Coverage of the various congressional races can be viewed throughout the Patch network.
After months and months of political campaigning the races are over and all that remains is for the votes to be tabulated. Results for Congress, state and local races will be shared here once final vote totals are announced.
The presidential campaign is over now. Local races have grown increasingly contentious in the days leading up to Nov. 6. Now, the endless campaigning comes to an end and the attack ads will cease. All that remains is for the ballots to be tabulated and the winners announced. We will be updating the results for Congress, state and local races of interest to residents in Glen Ellyn, Lisle and Wheaton once the ballots are tabulated. Participate in a live blog tonight and share your thoughts with others in DuPage County.
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