2012 election

2012 election

March 2012 primary election area results for referendums

Here are the results of ballot questions in East Central Illinois in the March 2012 primary. We'll update as totals become available:

While a few precincts have not been counted, Urbana and Champaign voters approved a measure allowing the cities to negotiate electric rates.

Voters reject tax rate increases in Somer Township.

Illinois primary races for Congress

Here are incomplete results for contested races for the U.S. House in Illinois:


District 1

647 of 674 precincts - 96 percent

x-Donald Peloquin 16,099 - 69 percent

Frederick Collins 5,650 - 24 percent

Jimmy Tillman 1,474 - 6 percent

Ford County March 2012 primary election results

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

Piatt County March 2012 primary election results

Here are unofficial results for the one contested race in Piatt County, excluding legislative races:

Residents overwhelmingly back change in fire service

CHAMPAIGN — By a ratio of about 9-to-1, residents in unincorporated southwest Champaign on Tuesday said they are willing to pay a higher property tax rate for fire service from the city department.

Indicted Illinois House member wins Dem nomination

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker facing a federal bribery charge has won the Democratic nomination for election to the House this fall.

With 69 percent of precincts counted Tuesday night, Derrick Smith of Chicago had 77 percent of the vote compared to 23 percent for challenger Tom Swiss, a former Republican activist.

Douglas County March 2012 primary election result

Incumbent State’s Attorney Kevin Nolan successfully defended his seat against challenger Tammy Baer, but it was close. Nolan won 54.2 percent of the vote, with 1,751 votes, while Baer garnered 45.8 percent, with 1,477 votes.

Nolan was elected for the first time in 2004.

Online results for 2012 Illinois primary

Here are links to online election results for counties in East Central Illinois (many sites won't be updated till an hour or more after polls close at 7 p.m.):


3,000-plus voted early in Champaign County

URBANA — More than 3,000 Champaign County voters already had voted before Election Day under Illinois' absentee- and early-voting laws.

Republican votes cast outnumber Democrats more than 2-to-1 so far, according to Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten, who compiled the numbers Monday evening at the close of absentee voting.

Goetten reports $26,000 in contributions

Democratic congressional candidate Matt Goetten reported $26,000 in campaign contributions on Monday, the day before the primary election.

The final day bonanza is about 40 percent of what Goetten received in the two months between Jan. 1 and Feb. 29, the last Federal Election Commission reporting period.