Thursday, May 2, 2013
The election tally was not complete until the counting of the provisional ballots, but ultimately there was no change in the outcome of the April 9 election.
The votes are finally all in, with the provisional ballot counting now completed, and the outcome of the Joliet Junior College Board race remains the same as on the day of the April 9 election. Incumbent Andrew "Andy" Mihelich remained the top vote-getter, receiving a total of 19,736 votes, followed by Barbara Adams with 18,357 votes and Tina Markley with 17,797, according to a news release issued by the school. Incumbent Daniel O'Connell was unseated, receiving 17,350 votes, putting him fourth place. The other candidate vote tallies were: Diane M. Harris, 16,199; Theresa A. Berkey, 16,135; Brad Baber, 14,136; Douglas Muir, 10,189; and Jesse L. Maggitt, 5,157. Mihelich, Adams and Markley will be sworn in at a special JJC Board meeting at 5…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A second incumbent, Andrew Mihelich, won election, as did newcomers Tina Markley and Barbara Adams.
Here are the final vote counts for Joliet Junior College District 525 board. Incumbent Andrew "Andy" Mihelich won his re-election bid but fellow incumbent Dan O'Connell did not. Barbara DeLaney did not seek another term. The district includes all or portions of Will, Kendall, Grundy, Cook, Kankakee, LaSalle and Livingston counties.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and you can find results right here on your local Patch site.
Tuesday is election day, and this time around we are electing the people who will serve on our municipal, school board and park district boards. So, here's what you need to know... 1) Not sure when you can vote? Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2) Not sure where you're supposed to vote? Just click here, type in your address and your polling place will appear. 3) Want to know who's on the ballot? Click here, scroll down to "contests and referenda" and click on "Will County candidates" and "Will County referenda." 4) Have a problem when you get to the voting place? Call the Will County State's Attorney's election fraud hot line at 815-727-8872. 5) Want to follow the results as they come in or get the final numbers? Check your …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How Will County voted for county board seats, county positions and state and national races.
Circuit Clerk: Incumbent and Democrat Pam McGuire was re-elected, taking in 139,036 votes. Her opponent, Republican Marlene Carlson received 101,947 votes. Recorder of Deeds: It was a close race all night for this county position. Republican challenger Laurie McPhillips held the position before current Recorder Karen A. Stukel. Stukel, a Democrat, was re-elected with 125,140 votes. McPhillips earned 114,912 votes. Auditor: This one was also close. Incumbent and Democrat Duffy Blackburn was narrowly re-elected over Republican challenger Mark Batinick. Blackburn had 120,684 votes; Batinick received 113,414 votes. Coroner: In one of the most commanding leads of a county seat, incumbent and Democrat Patrick K. O'Neil led Republican …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Will County Board member Cory Singer had hoped to oust Larry Walsh, who's held the job for eight years, but lost by nearly 7 percent.
Will County Executive Larry Walsh was victorious in his bid for a third term, defeating county board member Cory Singer by more than 17,200 votes. Although there were points in the evening in which it appeared the end result might be tighter, Democrat Walsh ultimately secured 53.6 percent of the vote to Republican Singer's 46.3, with all 303 precincts counted by 10:10 p.m. And it was a double victory for the Walsh family. Walsh's son, Larry Walsh Jr., handily won his first term representing District 86 in the Illinois House. Walsh Jr. had been appointed to the seat earlier in the year, and faced Republican Ryan Martin Alm in his bid to keep the job. Walsh could not be reached for comment, but earlier in the evening he was swarmed by …
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.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Plainfield village trustee handily beat three GOP challengers for a chance to face Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant in the general election.
With more than 3,200 votes separating him from his next closest competitor, Plainfield Village Trustee Garrett Peck was the hands-down winner in his bid to be the Republican nominee for the newly created 49th Senate seat. Peck's 7,069 votes was just a few hundred shy of double the amount tallied by the next highest vote-getter, Shorewood Village Trustee Gary Fitzgerald, with 3,793. Will County Board member Brian Smith, of Plainfield, received 1,981 votes and Oswego Village Trustee Tony Giles, 1,333. Peck, 32, was the first of four candidates to announce his candidacy in June, and has long signaled a desire to seek a higher office beyond the Plainfield Village Board, to which he was elected in 2009. He now faces Democratic challenger …
Democratic nominee Dennis Anderson will take on uncontested Republican in November.
Dennis Anderson appears to be the Democratic nominee for the 14th Congressional District after leading the race with 74 percent of the vote. Anderson slugged it out with his opponent, Democrat Jonathan Farnick, and will now take on the uncontested U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren in November. The 14th Congressional District takes in parts of seven northern Illinois counties, including Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. These results are the total of all currently reporting counties plus the Aurora Election Commission. Anderson is easily leading after 98 percent of total precincts reporting. Click here, for information on the candidates.