Republican Rodney Davis, aided by wins in counties at the southern and western edge of the 13th Congressional District, is going to Washington.
He narrowly defeated Democrat David Gill of Bloomington, who nearly pulled out a victory with a huge vote advantage in Champaign County and lesser margins in Sangamon and McLean counties.
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Proposed addition of Section 5.1 to Article XIII of the Illinois Constitution, requiring three-fifths majority to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system?
URBANA — Republicans swept all four contested countywide races in Champaign County on Tuesday, claiming the auditor's office for the first time in more than three decades.
By narrow margins, voters elected John Farney and Katie Blakeman as auditor and circuit clerk, respectively.
County Clerk Gordy Hulten and Recorder Barb Frasca were returned to office by broader margins.
URBANA — The new-look Champaign County Board will remain in Democratic hands by a 12-10 margin following Tuesday's voting.
DANVILLE — By a sizeable margin, Vermilion County voters said yes in Tuesday's referendum to granting the county board the authority to sell Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.
The question passed by several thousand votes — 15,677 yes votes to 9,207 no, according to unofficial totals, which do not include about 3,000 early votes still being tabulated.
DANVILLE — With about 3,000 early votes still to count late Tuesday night, totals from all the votes cast on Tuesday had the Republicans taking majority control of the Vermilion County Board away from the Democrats.
If the results hold after all the early votes are tabulated, the Republicans gained two new seats and the power to decide who's the next county board chairman.
CHAMPAIGN — With lofty promises of savings on electricity rates for residents, municipal electric aggregation referendum issues swept Champaign and Vermilion counties and other East Central Illinois areas on Tuesday.
The incumbents in three contested Illinois legislative races were victorious Tuesday night, as Democrats Michael Frerichs and Naomi Jakobsson and Republican Chad Hays were all re-elected.
In the 52nd Illinois Senate District race, Republican John Bambenek challenged Frerichs.
Here are unofficial results from the Nov. 6, 2012 general election for McLean County, including the Bloomington Election Commission where applicable.
√ denotes apparent winner. All Bloomington Election Commission and McLean County precincts are reported.11:44 p.m.