2014 Election Coverage

Election Coverage

Election Coverage

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

Davis ekes out re-election to a House his party no longer controls

Davis ekes out re-election to a House his party no longer controls

With all precincts reporting, the Republican congressman received 135,680 votes, or 50.7 percent, to Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan's 131,958 votes, or 49.3 percent.


Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

Judges lose Champaign County but keep seats thanks to rest of circuit

Judges lose Champaign County but keep seats thanks to rest of circuit

After the final votes were counted late Tuesday night in Piatt County, the two Republican incumbents emerged victorious.


Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

Harold's AG bid among those overwhelmed by Democratic wave

Harold's AG bid among those overwhelmed by Democratic wave

The Urbana attorney fell short in her bid to prevent the opposition party's sweep of statewide offices, losing to state Sen. Kwame Raoul of Chicago in a bid to replace four-term incumbent Lisa Madigan.


Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

Political newcomer Kloeppel ready to get to work as first county executive

Political newcomer Kloeppel ready to get to work as first county executive

The Democrat never lost her lead as returns were reported, defeating well-known Republican Gordy Hulten, who has been county clerk since 2011, with nearly 53 percent of the vote.


Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

Ammons calls for boosting voter outreach after winning clerk's post

Ammons calls for boosting voter outreach after winning clerk's post

The first African-American elected to the position also said he will insist on a pay freeze for countywide elected officials. 


Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

Lake Land officer becomes Champaign County's first Democratic sheriff in decades

Lake Land officer becomes Champaign County's first Democratic sheriff in decades

On Tuesday, Democrat Dustin Heuerman defeated Republican Allen Jones, the sheriff office's chief deputy, 41,894 to 34,428.


Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

Democrats increase majority on Champaign County Board

Democrats increase majority on Champaign County Board

On Tuesday, voters elected Democrats to nine seats, seven of them contested, in Districts 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.


Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

Third try's a charm for new Champaign County auditor

Third try's a charm for new Champaign County auditor

George Danos, who lost by 36 votes in 2016, had a far less nerve-wracking time Tuesday, unseating incumbent Diane Michaels by 9,034 votes.


Wed, 11/07/2018 - 7:00am

Danville voters overwhelmingly reject switch to city-manager format

Danville voters overwhelmingly reject switch to city-manager format

Moving Danville Forward, a committee of private citizens, got the proposal on the ballot thanks to a grassroots effort; opposition took shape over the summer as several current aldermen led a campaign against it.