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  • New Kane sheriff says no drastic changes in 1st month Nov 5, 2014 7:13 PM
    A day after winning the Kane County Sheriff's seat by 30,000 votes, Donald Kramer says he won't do anything drastic in the first 30 days in office. Kramer, a Republican, also is considering a survey among residents to see how the department is doing.

  • Tight Will County sheriff’s race won’t be decided for days Nov 5, 2014 6:48 PM
    The two candidates locked in a tight race for Will County sheriff say they don’t expect to know who won Tuesday’s election until Nov. 18. With all 310 precincts reporting, unofficial results show Republican Ken Kaupas leading Democrat Mike Kelly by just 170 votes — 94,085 to 93,915. With such a razor-thin margin, both men say they’ll have to wait until all the votes have been counted, including absentee, grace period and provisional ballots. That count is not expected to be completed until later this month.

  • Images: Bruce Rauner Claims Victory in Race for Governor Nov 5, 2014 1:12 AM
    Images of Election Night as Bruce Rauner claimed victory over Pat Quinn in the race for Governor of the State of Illinois.

  • Kramer will be next Kane County sheriff Nov 4, 2014 11:58 PM
    It took him two tries, but Donald Kramer didn’t give up and achieved his goal to become the next Kane County sheriff and to follow in his father’s footsteps.

  • Auger wins rematch for 23rd Kane board seat Nov 4, 2014 11:15 PM
    In a rematch of a race that was decided two years ago by a few percentage points, Republican Maggie Auger once again was elected to the Kane County Board’s 23rd District seat.

  • Prim wins race for McHenry County sheriff Nov 4, 2014 11:21 PM
    Republican Bill Prim has won the race for McHenry County sheriff by a wide margin. Prim, 55, of Cary, had 41,320 votes, or about 60 percent of total votes, compared to Independent Jim Harrison, 56, of Johnsburg, who had 27,028 votes, with 209 of 212 precincts reporting. The unofficial tally does not include early votes, as well as provisional and late absentee ballots.

  • Carla Wyckoff shows lead for Lake County clerk Nov 4, 2014 11:00 PM
    GOP’s Carla Wyckoff led opponent Democrat Janet Kilkelly to victory in the Lake County clerk’s race, according to unofficial tallies Tuesday.

  • Cronin wins second term as DuPage County Board chairman Nov 5, 2014 12:32 AM
    Dan Cronin secured a second term as DuPage County Board chairman by defeating Democratic challenger Robert Peickert. Cronin received nearly 65 percent of the unofficial vote totals. “I’m excited,” he said. “I love my job.”

  • GOP’s Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran notches easy win against Democrat Patt Nov 4, 2014 10:49 PM
    Republican Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran withstood a tough campaign from Democratic challenger Jason Patt to secure four more years in his job. With all 415 precincts counted late Tuesday, Curran took home 114,268 votes, unofficial totals show. Patt received 75,651 tallies.

  • Images: Election Night in the suburbs Nov 5, 2014 12:49 AM
    Images of Election Night in the suburbs of Chicago. Voters selected members of Congress, State Senators and Representatives, and county-level leaders .

  • Republicans appear to sweep DuPage Forest Preserve commission Nov 4, 2014 11:26 PM
    The DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission’s lone Democrat lasted only two years in office before being ousted Tuesday night. Unofficial vote totals show District 6 Commissioner Shannon Burns, a West Chicago Democrat, being unseated by local business owner Al Murphy, also of West Chicago, in a rematch from 2012.

  • Martin defeats Hanna in Kane Board 11 Nov 4, 2014 11:18 PM
    Voters chose John Martin to be the new voice representing Kane County Board District 11 Tuesday night. The vote may have also served a dual purpose as a de facto referendum on the concept plan for redevelopment of the old Settler’s Hill landfill.

  • Republican Chuck Bartels captures convincing win for Lake County Board Nov 4, 2014 11:16 PM
    Republican Chuck Bartels will be the next representative for the Lake County Board’s 10th District. Bartels, of Mundelein, defeated Democrat Mike Jennings to win a 4-year term in Tuesday’s election. The 10th District includes parts of Mundelein, Round Lake Park, Wauconda, Hawthorn Woods and Long Grove, as well as nearby unincorporated areas.

  • Republicans Jung, Rein unseat Yensen in McHenry Board Dist. 5 Nov 4, 2014 11:20 PM
    Incumbent John Jung and fellow Republican challenger Michael Rein secured two seats on the McHenry County Board for District 5, according to unofficial results. With all precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals show Jung garnered 5,617 votes, Rein received 4,955 votes, and incumbent Democrat Paula Yensen lost her seat with 4,308 votes.

  • Kojzarek coasts to victory in Kane District 19 Nov 4, 2014 10:56 PM
    Kurt Kojzarek garnered 61 percent of the vote to win a 4-year term representing the Kane County Board's 19th District. Kojzarek, a Republican, defeated Democrat Hidayat Khan in a rematch from two years ago.

  • Will County sheriff race too close to call Nov 4, 2014 11:41 PM
    The race for Will County sheriff is so tight that it could take days to declare a winner. Just 242 votes separated the two candidates, with all precincts voting. But the unofficial tally does not include early votes, as well as provisional and late absentee ballots that could take days to count.

  • Nowak re-elected in McHenry County District 1 Nov 4, 2014 11:42 PM
    Republican incumbent Robert Nowak won re-election to represent McHenry County Board’s District 1 Tuesday, while Republican challenger Andrew Gasser appeared set to join him, though his lead over incumbent Democrat Nick Chirikos was so narrow that the winner won't be known until early and provisional votes are counted..

  • Gottemoller, Kopsell lead McHenry Board Dist. 3 race Nov 4, 2014 11:38 PM
    Incumbent Republican Joe Gottemoller, and challengers, Democrat Kathleen Bergan Schmidt and Republican Donald Kopsell, are vying for two seats on the McHenry County Board representing District 3. With 35 of 41 precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial vote totals show Gottemoller in the lead with 5,852 votes, followed by Kopsell with 4,515 votes and Schmidt trailing close behind with 3,995 votes.

  • Hammerand, Wheeler win McHenry Board Dist. 4 race Nov 4, 2014 11:22 PM
    Incumbent Republican John Hammerand and Republican newcomer Charles Wheeler secured two open seats on the McHenry County Board for District 4, unofficial results show. With all precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals show Hammerand lead with 7,334 votes, followed by Wheeler with 5,849 votes and Democrat Arne Waltmire trailing with 4,541 votes.

  • Zaruba wins fifth term as DuPage sheriff Nov 5, 2014 12:18 AM
    DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba easily defeated Democratic challenger Mike Quiroz Tuesday to win his fifth term. With all 756 precincts reporting, Zaruba, a Republican, received roughly 62 percent of the vote.

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