2012 election

2012 election

Johnson to leave Congress after this term

URBANA — U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, is expected to announce Thursday that he is leaving Congress at the end of his current term.

Johnson, who is completing his sixth term in the U.S. House, has scheduled a 3 p.m. news conference at the Urbana City Building to make the announcement.

County clerk to hold routine retabulation of votes

     The Champaign County clerk's office will hold a routine retabulation of some of the ballots cast in the state primary two weeks ago.

GOP meeting set to pick circuit clerk candidate

CHAMPAIGN — Republican precinct committeemen tentatively are scheduled to meet April 12 to name a replacement candidate for Champaign County circuit court clerk.

Holderfield 'very confident' she'll be slated as GOP candidate

CHAMPAIGN — Defeated Champaign County circuit clerk candidate Stephanie Holderfield said Monday that she is "very confident" that she has enough support from Republican precinct committeemen to be slated as the party's general election candidate.

Cities readying for electricity price moves

CHAMPAIGN — Residents of Champaign could see their electric rates drop by August, and savings could come even sooner in Urbana, officials say.

Officials in both cities are preparing the details of a bulk electricity pricing program, which voters approved earlier this week.

Holderfield may fight to be clerk candidate

Stephanie Holderfield, who lost Tuesday to a candidate who had withdrawn from the race for Champaign County circuit court clerk, said Wednesday that she believes she still should be the Republican candidate for the office.

And Rick Winkel, a former state legislator who beat Holderfield by 245 votes on Tuesday, repeated Wednesday that he would not accept his party's nomination.

Updated: Goetten won't concede against Gill

UPDATED 11:45 a.m. Wednesday

David Gill is the apparent winner in the Democratic nomination for Congress in the new 13th Congressional District, meaning that he will face U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson, R-Urbana, for the fourth time in November.

Champaign County March 2012 primary results

Here are unofficial results for contested races in Champaign County, excluding legislative races:


Catlin attorney wins big in GOP race for Vermilion recorder

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.

Danos, Farney set to face off for auditor; Wysocki is Dems' pick for circuit clerk

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.