Politics and Government

Kyles wins second term on Champaign council

CHAMPAIGN — Will Kyles said the next four years will be about employment, diversity and infrastructure in his city council District 1 after winning a second term on Tuesday.

He collected 213 votes to challenger Gina Jackson's 149. Jackson was trying to return to the Champaign City Council after retiring following her first term in 2009.


Updated: MacAdam, Stuckey, Bonnett win Champaign school board seats

Updated 10:42 p.m. Tuesday.

CHAMPAIGN — Scott MacAdam, Lynn Stuckey and Laurie Bonnett won the top votes in a close Champaign school board race for three contested four-year seats.

MacAdam won the most votes, with 2,043. Stuckey followed with 1,739 votes and then Bonnett with 1,721.


Residents criticize plan for Champaign subsidized housing

CHAMPAIGN — More than 100 people packed the Champaign City Council chambers Tuesday night, many of them there to criticize a plan to put subsidized housing in west Champaign near the Turnberry Ridge subdivision.


Edgar County election results April 9, 2013

Results from contested races in Edgar County:

√ indicates apparent winner.


Prussing wins re-election

URBANA — Laurel Prussing has won a third term as Urbana's mayor.

The Democrat defeated Republican Rex Bradfield by a sizable margin on Tuesday night. Prussing collected 1,818 votes — 62.5 percent of the total.

Her victory is not much of a surprise, as Democrats historically have been heavy favorites in the city of Urbana for the past couple decades.


Douglas County election results April 9, 2013

Results from contested races in Douglas County:

√ indicates apparent winner.


Updated: Fisher keeps Urbana school board seat

Updated 10:41 p.m. Tuesday.

URBANA — Incumbent Ruth Ann Fisher kept her school board seat, winning 55 percent of the vote in the only contested Urbana school board race.

She beat challenger Regina Parnell, collecting 198 votes to Parnell's 158.


Referendum results April 9, 2013

Results from ballot questions in East Central Illinois:

√ indicates apparent winner.


Updated: Douglas County sales tax for schools passes

Updated 9:56 p.m. Tuesday.

TUSCOLA — Voters in Douglas County have approved a 1 percent sales tax to help school districts pay for building improvements and pay off construction debt.

County residents voted 2,346 to 1,755 on Tuesday to approve the sales tax for school facilities.


School board election results April 9, 2013

Here are results from contested school board elections.

√ indicates apparent winner.


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