Newcomers Defeat Incumbents In Democratic County Board Primary

Four newcomers running for the Champaign County Board defeated incumbents and recent appointees in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. The winners include Emily Rodriguez of Champaign, who defeated county board chairman Giraldo Rosales in District 8, on a vote of  1,403 to 283. Rodriguez won 83% of the vote, according to the first unofficial tally from the […]

County Board Chair Faces Primary Challenge From ‘Progressive Choice’

Democrat Giraldo Rosales became chairman of the Champaign County Board a year ago, with the support of Republicans and a few moderate Democrats, defeating his own party’s nominee. Now Rosales, who ran for re-election unopposed four years ago, is being challenged by progressive Democrat Emily Rodriguez in the March 17th primary. Rosales and Rodriguez spoke […]