Here are unofficial results from the Nov. 6, 2012 general election for Coles County.
√ denotes winner.
44 of 44 precincts reporting
By JOHN KINDT
The case of Bambenek v. Illinois Board of Elections filed by John Bambenek on Oct. 17 has catalyzed new statewide opposition to the 700-word constitutional amendment on the November ballot.
No matter what the office, last-minute attacks are part and parcel of our political campaigns.
Elections almost always get ugly and desperate in their final stages.
By DOUG WHITLEY
On Nov. 6, Illinois voters should approve a constitutional amendment to make it more difficult for the General Assembly to increase public pension benefits.
PRESIDENT: The leading figure in a small group of men of whom — and of whom only — it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for president.— Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" (1906)
Four years ago, this newspaper quite unwittingly published the most controversial editorial in memory.
In hindsight, I regard it as one of our best.
We declined to endorse Barack Obama for president, favoring instead Sen. John McCain. It really wasn't a close call in our mind, and we were wholly unprepared for the outcry.
Everyone wanted this country to prosper under President Barack Obama's leadership, but that has not happened.
Four years ago at this time, the enthusiasm over Barack Obama's impending election as president of the United States was palpable.
My wife Amy and I have visited medical facilities and research laboratories in more than 32 countries, six of them before the Berlin Wall was demolished. This was in cooperation with an exchange program financed by the State Department with the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and East Germany.
If you want to avoid the last-minute flood of negative television commercials about the 13th Congressional District race, watch a sitcom. There's a good chance there won't be any political ads.
URBANA — At least 20 percent of the anticipated voter turnout in Champaign County already had voted by the conclusion of the early voting period Saturday afternoon.
A total of 18,610 people had either voted by absentee ballot or by early voting, County Clerk Gordy Hulten said Saturday.