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Local Primary Race Results

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URBANA – Here’s a roundup of some of the more contested races from the 2020 Illinois Primary.

US SENATE

CHICAGO — A former Chicago-area sheriff has emerged from a crowded Illinois Republican primary field to mount a long-shot challenge to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Mark Curran, Lake County’s former sheriff who had perhaps the most name recognition of all the candidates, said he ran because the political climate had changed and he believes Durbin is vulnerable in November.  Durbin is the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate and was first elected in 1996 and has handily won each election since then. He’s also extremely well funded with $4.5 million cash on hand.  – Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

100% of precincts reporting

COUNTY BOARD MEMBER 8TH DISTRICT 

Giraldo Rosales  283 votes (16.79 %)

Emily Rodriguez 1,403 votes (83.21 %)

COUNTY BOARD MEMBER 9TH DISTRICT

Jennifer Straub  1,642 votes (66.42 %)

Cynthia Fears 830 votes (33.58 %)

COUNTY BOARD MEMBER 10TH DISTRICT

Connie Dillard-Myers 1,042 votes (35.50 %)

Mary King 1,893 votes (64.50 %) 

SIXTH CIRCUIT COURT

Ruth Wyman 8,819 votes (41.61%)

Troy Lozar 1,707 votes (8.05%)

Ramona Sullivan 8,967 votes (42.31%)

David Moore 1,699 votes (8.02%)

MACON COUNTY

Decatur Township Cannabis Sale Proposition – 82.4% of precincts reporting

Yes  2,845 (61.29 %)

No 1,797 (38.71%)

Maroa City Cannabis Dispensing Organization Proposition – 100% of precincts reporting

Yes 248 (52.21 %)

No 227 (47.79%)

Maroa City Establishment of Adult Cannabis Craft Grower or Cultivation Center Proposition – 100% of precincts reporting

Yes 251 (52.73 %)

No 225 (47.27 %)

Maroa City Establishment of Cannabis Infuser Organization Proposition – 100% of precincts reporting

Yes 237 (50.11 %)

No 236 (49.89 %)

VERMILION COUNTY

Referendum asking voters to approve a one-percent sales tax for public school facilities and other expenses.

City of Danville – 100% of precincts reporting

Yes  252  (33.69 %)

No 443 (59.22 %)

Vermilion County – 100% of precincts reporting

Yes 4,212 (50.47 %)

No 4,133 (49.53 %)

COOK COUNTY

CHICAGO — The Chicago area’s top prosecutor, who was haunted by questions about the Jussie Smollett case, has won the Democratic nomination for another term. The primary vote in the Democratic territory all but guarantees Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s re-election in November against two lesser-known Republicans. Foxx faced an expensive challenge from three Democrats who emphasized her office’s controversial decision to drop charges against Smollett, who’s accused of staging a racist, anti-gay attack. Foxx acknowledged missteps, but faced questions on whether she acted improperly in recusing herself and dismissing charges. Her challengers included a first-time candidate with millions in family wealth.  – Associated Press

 

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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