election 2018

election 2018

New judge assigned to review one-vote Macon County sheriff's race

DECATUR — A new Champaign County judge has been assigned to sort out the details of a request for a recount in the one-vote Macon County sheriff's race.

Runner-up in one-vote Macon County sheriff's race sues to reverse result

DECATUR — A Decatur man who was told he lost his bid to become Macon County sheriff by one vote is asking a judge to review the election results in hopes he'll be declared the winner.

Republican Jim Root filed suit Wednesday in Macon County Circuit Court against Democrat Tony "Chubby" Brown, the current sheriff, seeking to overturn Brown's victory.

Jim Dey | Macon County election cliffhanger likely headed to Champaign County court

That's some sheriff's race in Macon County, where the winner's one-vote victory margin has laid the groundwork for a possible recount and a legal battle over whether and how to do it.

Before it's all over, the recount question may end up on the desk of Champaign County Presiding Judge Tom Difanis because the dispute is too hot to handle in Macon.

Jim Dey | McCann loses bid for more time in limelight

State Sen. Sam McCann's 15 minutes of fame are just about up.

In fact, the clock may already have expired on the fringe candidate for governor who ran under the banner of the Conservative Party.

Outgoing clerk declares Champaign County's 2018 election results official

URBANA — The results of the 2018 general election in Champaign County have been declared final and official by outgoing county Clerk Gordy Hulten.

Tom Kacich | A closer look at the 2018 midterm election

One more look back at the 2018 midterm election in Champaign County, plus some items of history and Thanksgiving:

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 11, 2018

We asked some the big winners from Election Day: What was the single-most emotional moment you experienced during this unforgettable past week?

Davis not surprised by his razor-thin victory, even if CNN was

CHAMPAIGN — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said he wasn't necessarily surprised that Tuesday's election was as close as it was.

But he was thrown for a loop when House Speaker Paul Ryan called to offer his condolences after CNN called the 13th Congressional District for his Democratic opponent, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

Campus voting fixes seen as a priority for future elections

URBANA — Like other voters, Chancellor Robert Jones found a long line snaking down a stairwell when he tried to vote at the Illini Union late Monday afternoon.

Tom Kacich | Big turnout key to Democrats' historic election win

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A stellar organization, J.B. Pritzker's money and Donald Trump's politics combined Tuesday to give Champaign County Democrats a historic, extraordinary victory.