2016 election

2016 election

Top of the Morning, Nov. 13, 2016

An Election Day story everyone can feel good about: Dave Shaul's unexpected appearance during our radio coverage on WDWS.

The popular 75-year-old was walloped by cancer a year ago this month. Recovery has been a bear, forcing the outgoing Shaul to miss everything from book club to church to Kiwanis Club meetings to, well, weighing in regularly on radio.

UI pollster: 'Once in a lifetime' upset

At 4:20 p.m. today, Sheldon Jacobson will join Scott Beatty on WDWS 1400-AM

Sheldon Jacobson’s phone pinged constantly Wednesday morning, with reporters and anxious voters all asking the same question:

How did the polls get it so wrong?

Trump vs. Clinton: How we voted

Area county-by-county voting results in what proved to be a head-turning presidential election:

Champaign County

√ Hillary Clinton-D 49,694
Donald Trump-R 33,235
Gary Johnson-Lib 4,502
Jill Stein-Grn 1,765

Douglas County

Hillary Clinton-D 1,946
√ Donald wTrump-R 5,695
Gary Johnson-Lib 359
Jill Stein-Grn 89

Election Day: What you should know

On the eve of Election Day, our Tom Kacich offers a politcal primer (ask him questions here):

— Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday throughout Illinois.

Polling Place: Hillary's lead shrinking

Five things to know about the national picture, from the UI's Election Analytics, a website that analyzes state polling data:

A week away until Election Day

Five things to know about early voting in Champaign County, courtesy resident elections expert Tom Kacich:

County high schoolers pick Hillary

If Nov. 8 goes anything like this week’s mock election at 11 Champaign County high schools, the race for president could be a closer call than pollsters predict.

The front-runner, Hillary Clinton, came out on top with local students, winning 52.7 percent of 3,518 ballots cast vote to Donald Trump’s 31.4 percent.

Davis funds soar; Wicklund in red

WASHINGTON — Not only does U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis have more than a million dollars in his campaign fund, but his only opponent in the 13th Congressional District race has a campaign fund that is in the red.

Polling place: Hillary in control

Every Tuesday between now and Nov. 8, we'll provide an updated snapshot of the race for president, as broken down by the number-crunchers at ELECTION ANALYTICS, a nonpartisan website developed by UI Professor Sheldon Jacobson and his students that analyzes state polling data.

N-G analysis: Your say, their pay

In the weeks leading up to the first of two election days in five months, The News-Gazette checked the records of 71 towns and 74 townships in five counties to compile our first annual election salary guide — a look at what you pay public officials charged with keeping county roads clean and bad guys off the street, deciding which businesses get tax breaks and what ordinances get changed.