DANVILLE — By a wide margin, Republican voters in Vermilion County picked attorney Tom O'Shaughnessy as their nominee for the race for Vermilion County recorder of deeds this fall.
URBANA — Democrat George Danos will face Republican John Farney in November for Champaign County auditor after Danos won a three-way primary race on Tuesday.
The winner in the general election will succeed Champaign Democrat Tony Fabri, who chose not to run again after one term as auditor.
State Sen. Shane Cultra, R-Onarga, was trounced in his attempt at another term in Springfield, and state Rep. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, knocked off challenger Tom Pliura in the 51st Senate District.
A ballot question that asked taxpayers to approve a bond issue to pay for an addition to Blue Ridge Junior High that would replace an elementary school passed by 17 votes, according to unofficial results.
A roundup of contested elections from area counties:
Nolan wins GOP race for prosecutor
It was a close race, but incumbent Douglas County State's Attorney Kevin Nolan successfully defended his seat against challenger Tammy Baer. Nolan won 54.2 percent of the Republican vote, with 1,751 votes, while Baer garnered 45.8 percent, with 1,477 votes.
URBANA — The field for this fall's Champaign County Board elections became clearer Tuesday night as Republicans nominated candidates in Districts 1 and 3 and Democrats selected candidates in Districts 7 and 11.
Republicans John Jay and Gary Maxwell won a three-way race over Gerald W. Smith for two seats in District 1. The winners will face Democrat Eric Thorsland in the fall.
URBANA — Rick Winkel, who withdrew from the race for Champaign County Circuit Court Clerk weeks ago, was the winner Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary victory over Stephanie Holderfield of Mahomet.
Winkel got 8,133 votes to 7,888 for Holderfield, a county board member form Mahomet.
Here are unofficial results for the congressional districts in East Central Illinois.
Here are unofficial results for the Illinois General Assembly districts in East Central Illinois.
Here are unofficial results for contested races in Vermilion County, excluding legislative races: