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Democratic Candidate For President of the United States (7 Counties)

Joe Biden - 3298

Tulsi Gabbard - 41

Bernie Sanders - 1365

Other Candidates - 343

Republican Candidate For President of the United States (4 Counties)

Donald Trump - 5536

Roque De La Fuente - 265

Republican Nominee For U.S. Senate (Durbin Seat) (Statewide Numbers)

Robert Marshall - 72965

Peggy Hubbard - 108911

Casey Chlebek - 26420

Mark C. Curran, Jr. - 198705

Tom Tarter - 70616

U.S. Representative Democratic Candidate 13th District (Davis Seat)

Betsey Dirksen-Londrigan - 47465

Stefanie Smith - 14663

93rd Illinois Legislative District Democratic Candidate (Hammond Seat)

Scott Stoll - 4164

Emiliano Vera - 2199

7th Judicial Circuit Republican Nominee (Day Vacancy) 22 of 22 Precincts Reporting

John Wayne Guntren - 579

Zachary A. Schmidt - 728

7th Judicial Circuit Democratic Nominee (Day Vacancy) 22 of 22 Precincts Reporting

Matt Goetten - 601

Elliott L. Turpin - 388

Morgan County Coroner 90% Precincts Reporting

Charles "Chuck" Jennings - 523

Marcy Patterson - 1372

Early Voting Numbers- 80% Precincts Reported New Berlin School Bond Referendum: Shall the Board of Education of the New Berlin Community Unit School District #16, Sangamon & Morgan Counties, build and equip a new school building, improve safety and security, alter, demolish, repair, renovate, equip and abate asbestos at portions of the existing Junior & Senior High School building, make site improvements, and issue bonds of said school district to the amount of $39,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Yes - 352

No - 1240

Cass County State's Attorney Democratic Nominee 21 out of 21 Precincts Reporting

John Alvarez - 405

Carrie Magerl - 319

Scott County State's Attorney (Hill Vacancy) 10 of 10 Precincts Reporting

John Paul Coonrod - 324

Richard "Rick" Crews - 844

Bethany Doolin - 215

Scott County Commissioner 10 of 10 Precincts Reporting

Charles Pine - 406

Robert L. "Bob" Schafer - 907

Brown County Board Republican Candidates (Vote For 7)

David Ferrill - 0

Rick Garthaus - 0

Chad Kunkel - 0

Charles Northcutt - 0

Jed Parn - 0

Lori Weise-McKee - 0

Mark Yingling - 0

Michael Yingling - 0

Brown County State's Attorney Republican Nominee

Jesse Gilsdorf - 101

Michael Hill - 494

Mark Vincent - 327

8th Judicial Circuit Republican Nominee (Drummond Vacancy)

Tad Brenner - 8703

Drew Erwin - 7082

Pike County Board Republican Nominee (Vote for 5)

John Birch - 0

Amy Gates - 0

Reta Hoskin - 0

Thomas Lewis - 0

Derek Ross - 0

Mark Sprague - 0

Pike County State's Attorney Republican Nominee

Zachary Boren - 1375

Walker Filbert - 1098

Waggener Clarifies Mail-In Ballot Applications

By Benjamin Cox on June 30, 2020 at 1:48pm

Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener wants to provide more clarity about the recent mail-in ballot application law signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker. Waggener says she’s hearing some confusion about what residents will receive and who is eligible to receive a mail-in ballot. “I want to first assure everyone that what they are getting in the […]

Independent, Third Party Candidates Asking For Waiver To Be On General Election Ballot

By Benjamin Cox on March 20, 2020 at 8:33am

The COVID-19 outbreak is now causing some problems for the political process. March 24th begins the signature petitioning period for third party and independent candidates who wish to get on the ballot for the November General Election. With the disaster proclamation issued by Governor J.B. Pritzker on March 9th, any independent and non-major candidates are […]

2020 March Primary Election Results

By Benjamin Cox on March 18, 2020 at 9:20am

There was only one contested race in Morgan County last night. Appointed coroner Marcy Patterson beat challenger Chuck Jennings on the Republican ticket. Patterson won 1814 to Jennings 697 votes. Patterson said that she was pleased to win her first county-wide office and was glad to meet many residents of the county during the election […]

Morgan County Early Voting Remains Open Til 6PM Tonight At the Courthouse

By Benjamin Cox on March 16, 2020 at 3:34pm

Tomorrow’s primary election may be a challenge for county clerk’s across the state. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says that she is already seeing a shortage of election judges in the county because some of her more seasoned election judges have decided to stay home out of concerns of infections. Waggener has asked for the […]

Two Democrats Look To Fill Ballot Vacancy In Challenge to LaHood

By Benjamin Cox on March 16, 2020 at 5:52am

Two Democrats have said publicly they may challenge 18th District Congressman Darin LaHood in the Fall. Bernard Schoenberg of the State-Journal Register reports that 65 year old Stephen Jones of Springfield and 39 year old George Petrilli, a Springfield lawyer, have thrown their names in the hat with Democratic leaders in the state to possibly […]

Erwin, Brenner Face Off For 8th Judicial Circuit Seat

By Benjamin Cox on March 9, 2020 at 2:40pm

Two Republican lawyers are squaring off to become the judge for the eighth judicial circuit in Illinois in next week’s primary election. The seat is an at large seat, meaning that voters from Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Mason, Menard, Pike and Schuyler counties will cast votes. The seat was previously held by Judge Mark Drummond […]

Schmidt Endorsed By Logan County State’s Attorney

By Benjamin Cox on February 25, 2020 at 12:02pm

A Greene County Judicial candidate has received an endorsement from the Logan County State’s Attorney. 7th Circuit Republican candidate Zachary A Schmidt received the endorsement from Bradley A Hague, the current Logan County State’s Attorney. Schmidt formerly served as an assistant state’s attorney in Logan and Peoria Counties. Schmidt, a Carrollton native, currently is the […]

Greene County Law Enforcement Endorse Goetten For 7th Judicial Vacancy

By Benjamin Cox on February 20, 2020 at 11:49am

A former Greene County State’s Attorney and current Democratic candidate for the 7th Judicial Circuit Judge vacancy in Greene County has been endorsed by all of Greene County’s top law enforcement officials. Matthew Goetten has been fully endorsed by the Greene County law enforcement officials in a letter released to the media today. Citing Goetten’s […]

Magerl Hopes To Bring Technology & Communication to Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office

By Benjamin Cox on February 12, 2020 at 12:43pm

A Jacksonville-based attorney is taking on an incumbent for State’s Attorney in Cass County. Private practice lawyer Carrie Magerl is vying for the Democrat nomination in the primary coming up on March 17th. Magerl moved her family to Cass County last year, but continues to practice law in several West Central Illinois counties as a […]

LaHood Raises $442,000 in Unopposed Re-Election Bid

By Benjamin Cox on February 5, 2020 at 9:14am

18th District Congressman raised nearly a half million dollars in the 4th quarter of last year for his re-election campaign. LaHood’s office released the numbers yesterday, saying that LaHood’s campaign has over $2.3 million in cash on hand. Currently, LaHood is running unopposed in the March primary and general election as his Democrat challenger Mark […]