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  • Republican Jesiel retains state House seat Nov 4, 2014 9:49 PM
    Republican state Rep. Sheri Jesiel secured a full term in the House on Tuesday. Jesiel had a strong lead over Democratic challenger Loren Karner all night in the race for the 61st District seat. With ballots in all 70 precincts counted Tuesday, Jesiel had 17,498 votes to Karner’s 12,547, unofficial results showed. That count gives Jesiel more than 58 percent of the vote.

  • Endorsement: Jesiel in House 61 Oct 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Republican Sheri Jesiel in Illinois House District 61.

  • Loren Karner: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:55 PM
    Candidate information for Loren Karner, running for 61st District Representative

  • Sheri Jesiel: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Sheri Jesiel, running for 61st District Representative

  • New law to help students with dyslexia Jul 12, 2014 4:46 PM
    A new Illinois law aims to help dyslexic students by training educators on how to better identify and teach young people with the learning disability. The measure signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday entitles dyslexic students to special education services.

  • State Rep. JoAnn Osmond to resign July 1 Jun 20, 2014 2:31 PM
    State Rep. JoAnn Osmond will resign effective July 1, which will give her choice for successor a chance to get time in as an incumbent before the November general election. Osmond, a lawmaker since 2002, announced last year she wouldn’t seek re-election. She said she’s stepping down early because her son is getting married in September.

  • 61st District Representative Karner: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:25 AM
    Candidate information for 61st District Representative Karner, running for 61st District Representative

  • 61st District Representative Jesiel: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:31 AM
    Candidate information for 61st District Representative Jesiel, running for 61st District Representative

  • Zion resident to seek Republican nomination in 61st House District Sep 24, 2013 6:55 PM
    Tom Handyside, 24, has announced his intent to run in the Republican primary for the House Distrtict 61 seat being left open by Rep. JoAnn Osmond, who is not seeking reelection. Handyside said jobs, property taxes and pension reform were among his concerns.

  • State Rep. JoAnn Osmond won't seek re-election in 2014 Jul 19, 2013 3:08 PM
    Veteran Antioch Republican JoAnn Osmond won't seek re-election to the state House in 2014, she confirmed Friday. “It's time for me to move on,” Osmond, 67, told the Daily Herald. “Twelve years is more than enough.” Osmond has served in Springfield since 2002, when she was appointed to replace her late husband, Tim Osmond, in the 61st District.

  • Osmond keeps state House seat Nov 6, 2012 10:28 PM
    Republican JoAnn Osmond will carry on with her duties in the representing the 61st district in the Illinois House of Representatives. With all 70 precincts reporting, unofficial totals show Osmond, of Antioch, with 24,513 votes and Ed Erwin, a Democrat from Lindenhurst, with 18,871 votes.

  • Endorsement: Osmond over Erwin in 61st House District Oct 11, 2012 12:12 PM
    JoAnn Osmond, a Republican from Antioch, receives the Daily Herald's endorsement over Democrat Ed Erwin of Lindenhurst in the Illinois 61st House District.

  • Veteran GOP politician has challenger in House District 61 Oct 2, 2012 11:59 AM
    Democrat Ed Erwin is seeking to topple veteran Republican politician JoAnn Osmond for the 61st House District seat in the November election. They both talked to us. "The state needs to push harder toward a lean process of government," Erwin said. "Look for duplicate programs and consolidations in all departments," Osmond said.

  • JoAnn Osmond: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:30 PM
    Candidate information for JoAnn Osmond, running for 61st District Representative

  • Ed Erwin: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:30 PM
    Candidate information for Ed Erwin, running for 61st District Representative

  • JoAnn Osmond: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:05 PM
    Candidate information for JoAnn Osmond, running for 61st District Representative

  • Ed Erwin: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:05 PM
    Candidate information for Ed Erwin, running for 61st District Representative

  • Students inspired new drug-disposal law Aug 24, 2011 4:54 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed a law authorizing local police departments to collect and safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. The law was partly inspired by Antioch High School students who had sought to create a local drug-disposal program. A similar effort launched a few years ago at downstate Pontiac Township High School.

  • Incumbent Republicans look to keep state House seats Nov 2, 2010 10:56 PM
    House Dist. 61: Incumbent JoAnn Osmond easily retained her 61st District state representative’s seat when the polls closed late Tuesday night. Osmond, a Republican from Antioch, successfully secured her fourth consecutive term in office over challenger Scott Pollak, a Democrat from Antioch. With all 90 precincts reporting late Tuesday, unofficial totals showed Osmond with 16,680 votes to Pollak’s 9,243. Osmond’s campaign focused on creating and retaining jobs in Illinois. She has said the district is in need of job growth and to retain companies in an Illinois district that often loses business and customers to Wisconsin. Pollak, a small-business owner in his first campaign, was looking to attract manufacturing jobs to help support renewable energy. Osmond was appointed to the District 61 seat after her husband, Tim, died. She has won since her first campaign in 2002. The district includes Antioch, Fox Lake, Winthrop Harbor and Zion as well as portions of Lake Villa, Lindenhurst and Old Mill Creek. House Dist. 62: In the race for the 62nd state House seat, Republican Sandy Cole cruised to a third term, defeating Democratic challenger Rich Voltair. With all 83 precincts counted, unofficial results showed Cole, of Grayslake, earned 15,838 votes. Voltair, of Round Lake Beach, had 7,939 votes. During the campaign, Voltair had blasted Cole for accepting campaign contributions from banking and mortgage companies, but the attacks seemingly weren’t enough for voters to go his way. Voltair had no support from state party leaders, a disadvantage he acknowledged. Cole, a former Lake County Board member, never stooped to negative campaigning in the district that includes all or part of Gurnee, Grayslake, Third Lake, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Beach, Lake Villa and Lindenhurst. House Dist. 51: In the 51st District, incumbent state Rep. Ed Sullivan easily defeated Democratic challenger Steve Riess and will serve a fifth term in Springfield. Sullivan, 41, a Mundelein resident, easily outdistanced Riess, 57, a Hawthorn Woods village trustee. With all 88 Lake County precincts reporting, unofficial results showed Sullivan with 19,651 votes to 8,764 votes for Riess. Riess carried the two precincts in Cook County 147 to 101 votes, according to unofficial totals. The low-key campaign was absent the big money and fireworks of other state races. Both candidates said controlling spending would be the priority, and they agreed that meaningful changes involve the cooperation of lawmakers of the opposing party. The district includes all or sections of Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mundelein and Round Lake Park.

  • Other contested Lake County races Nov 1, 2010 5:54 PM
    Lake County voters will have many choices Tuesday. The following is a list of some of candidates and issues on ballots throughout the county.

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