50th State Senate District Republican Primary (FINAL)

Sam McCann - 21503

Bryce Benton - 19341

13th Congressional District Republican Primary (FINAL)

Rodney Davis - 69237

Ethan Vandersand - 20809

Morgan County Circuit Clerk Republican Primary (FINAL)

Amy Sipes - 3954

Demaree Lindsey - 1901

Scott County Road District tax increase FINAL

Pass - 3

Fail - 6

Cass County Board Democratic Primary (top 2) (FINAL)

Connie Starkey - 178

Gary Noe - 211

Jay Winkelman - 160

Greene County Board Republican Primary (FINAL)

David M. Surbeck - 852

A.J. McAdams - 898

Greene County Coroner Democratic Primary (FINAL)

Danny Joe Powell - 674

Dean E. Bishop Sr. - 451

Second update, with final numbers: McCann beats Benton in Senate race

By Jim McCabe on March 16 at 7:22am


Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann has won the Republican primary for the 50th State Senate District. With all precincts reporting in the district that covers parts of nine counties, McCann Read More

Sipes, Powell win local primary races

By Ryne Turke on March 16 at 7:20am


Voters across the four-county-area had several other important decisions to make on the general primary ballot yesterday. Amy Sipes defeated Demaree Lindsey in the Morgan County Circuit Clerk Republican primary. Read More

Davis takes Republican primary in the 13th

By Jim McCabe on March 16 at 7:18am


The 13th District Congressional Republican primary goes to incumbent Rodney Davis. Unofficial totals have Davis beating Carrollton native Ethan Vandersand by a margin of 69,237 votes to 20,809. Davis will Read More

Prediction: Nearly two-fifths of voters will turn out in Morgan Co. today

By Jim McCabe on March 15 at 1:20pm


WLDS-WEAI News is projecting a 38 percent turnout for today’s primaries in Morgan County. We surveyed 22 out of 41 precincts in the county this morning to come up with Read More

McCann could face fines from election board after Jax resident files complaint

By Jim McCabe on March 15 at 7:23am


A vote was held Monday by the State Board of Elections to hold a public hearing after a local resident filed a complaint against Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann. It Read More

Governor in Jacksonville on Sunday with Bryce Benton

By Jim McCabe on March 14 at 7:15am


Governor Bruce Rauner went to bat for a candidate in a Central Illinois state Senate race on Sunday. Rauner toured Springfield, Jacksonville and several Metro East counties in the 50th Read More

McCann, Benton talk about unions, campaign money, PLUS: McCann hammers Benton on Illini games, FOIA requests

By Jim McCabe on March 12 at 7:25am


The two candidates for 50th State Senate District sat down this week with our reporting partners to answer questions on several issues. Sam McCann and Bryce Benton are running in Read More

Two vying for Greene County coroner

By Jim McCabe on March 11 at 1:05pm


There’s an interesting race for coroner nestled in the primary election for voters in Greene County this upcoming Tuesday. Dean Bishop, who has been the county’s coroner for nearly a Read More

Jax state senator pushing for new gun laws

By Ryne Turke on March 10 at 7:28am


While Illinois passed a basic concealed carry law in 2013, efforts are underway in the new spring session to enhance it. State Senator Sam McCann is sponsoring several Second Amendment Read More

McCann’s military service claims questioned

By Jim McCabe on March 9 at 1:11pm

The latest in a string of attack ads against Jacksonville State Senator Sam McCann in his bid for re-election focus on military service. The ads are sponsored by Liberty Principles Read More