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Savoy's village board to stay the same

SAVOY – Tuesday's election didn't change the make up of the Savoy village board.

Trustees Arthur Skelton, Becky Pittman and John Brown held on to their seats, defeating challengers David Dunn, John Johnson and Dee Shonkwiler.

Eisenhauer big winner in Danville's mayoral race

DANVILLE – As of 9 a.m today, Mayor Scott Eisenhauer said he will get right to work planning the next four years.

Unofficial results indicate that Eisenhauer beat challenger Karen Jones-McKissack by more than 2,400 votes Tuesday.

Trio re-elected to Tolono Village Board

TOLONO – All three incumbents were elected Tuesday to the Tolono Village Board.

Vicki Foley led the five vote-getters with 26.6 percent. Businessmen Party candidate Jim Snodgrass had 24.4 percent and Kent Plackett had 21.12 percent.

Four newcomers to join Arcola school board

ARCOLA – The Arcola school board will have four new faces starting in May, after an election that pitted 11 community members in a race for those seats.

Three current members did not seek re-election, and incumbent Steve Holaday placed fifth in balloting on Tuesday.

Retired teacher top vote-getter in Danville school board race

DANVILLE – There's a new but familiar face on the Danville school board.

Retired English teacher Bill Dobbles led the six-way race for the three open seats in Tuesday's consolidated election.

Stubblefield wins in Rantoul; another close defeat for Lewis

RANTOUL – For Jim Stubblefield, Tuesday was the start of what he hopes will be a long political career.

For former village board member Helen Lewis, Tuesday was the end of the line.

Oakwood OKs sale of alcohol

OAKWOOD – Joe and Dawn Taylor don't have time to catch up on the sleep they've lost in the last six months worrying about the fate of their vineyard and winery.

"We're going to be a little busy," Dawn Taylor said.

Southwest Champaign approves tax to fight MTD

CHAMPAIGN – Southwest Champaign residents voted to support a tax to take the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District to court.

By a 70 percent vote, 554 to 243, voters in the Champaign Southwest Mass Transit District agreed to a tax for the newborn district of 2.6 cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation.

Hitt returns to St. Joseph Village Board

ST. JOSEPH – There's a new face on the St. Joseph Village Board of Trustees – sort of.

Voters decided Tuesday night that Terry Hitt should serve on the board with incumbents Tami Fruhling-Voges and Forrest Chism, who both won re-election bids.

Kueutemeyer, Weisenborn win Monticello City Council spots

MONTICELLO – Vince Kuetemeyer won a seat and Jack Weisenborn retained his in the only contested races for Monticello City Council.

"I want to believe I won because I stepped on the porches of 95 percent of the houses in the ward and either talked or gave out my card," said Kuetemeyer, who defeated Maureen Holtz 310 to153.