Democrat Yingling leads Republican Walsh in bid for fourth term
Three-term incumbent Democrat state Rep. Sam Yingling held a 3,120-vote lead over Republican Jim Walsh in the 62nd District, unofficial returns showed Wednesday.
Yingling, of Grayslake, had 20,575 votes to 17,455 for Walsh, of Round Lake Beach, according to the results.
However, mail ballots requested by voters could still be returned. Ballots postmarked by Tuesday will be counted if they arrive by Nov. 17.
Yingling, the former supervisor in Avon Township, was first elected to the state House in 2012.
Walsh, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, ran on a campaign of reforming property tax, pensions and school funding.
The district covers an area that include parts of Gurnee, Waukegan, Wauconda, Grayslake and the Round Lake communities.