WLDSWEAI is proud to be your source for election results during the 2022 primary elections. Please check back as results are posted.

Republican - Governor-Lieutenant Governor

Richard Irvin/Avery Bourne -

Gary Rabine/Aaron Delmar -

Darren Bailey/Stephanie Trussell -

Paul Schimpf/Carolyn Schofield -

Jesse Sullivan/Kathleen Murphy -

Max Solomon/Latasha Fields -

Democrat - Governor-Lieutenant Governor

J.B. Pritzker/Julianna Stratton (incumbent) -

Beverly Miles/Karla Shaw -

Republican - Secretary of State

Dan Brady -

John Milhiser -

Democrat - Secretary of State

David Moore -

Alexi Giannoulias -

Anna Valencia -

Sidney Moore -

Republican - Attorney General

Steve Kim -

David Shestokas -

Thomas G. DeVore -

Republican - U.S. Senator

Peggy Hubbard -

Casey Chlebek -

Robert "Bobby" Piton -

Jimmy Lee Tillman II -

Anthony W. Williams -

Kathy Salvi -

Matt Dubiel -

Republican - 15th Congressional District

Rodney Davis -

Mary Miller -

Democrat - 13th Congressional District

Nikki Budzinski -

David Palmer -

Republican - 13th Congressional District

Regan Deering -

Matt Hausman -

Jesse Reising -

Terry Martin -

Republican - 54th Illinois Senate District

Steve McClure -

Donald DeBolt -

Teresi Announces Bid For IL Comptroller

By Benjamin Cox on January 12, 2022 at 5:41pm

A Republican candidate has come forward for Illinois Comptroller. McHenry County Auditor Shannon Teresi says in a statement that she will work to improve transparency in the state’s fiscal operations, and to root out what she calls the “waste, fraud, and abuse “ from “decades of Madigan Machine politics.” According to WMAY, Teresi is one […]

Demmer Enters State Treasurer Race

By Benjamin Cox on January 11, 2022 at 5:41pm

A Republican State Representative is taking a shot at achieving a top state executive office. 90th District Representative Tom Demmer of Dixon announced his bid today for Illinois State Treasurer. Demmer is hoping to unseat two-term Democrat incumbent Michael Frerichs. Demmer said in a video announcement posted to his social media today that he will […]

Morgan County Consolidates Voting Precincts

By Benjamin Cox on January 11, 2022 at 9:38am

Morgan County is combining voter precincts under a new Illinois law. Morgan County Clerk Jill Waggener says that Senate Bill 536 allows counties to expand, eliminate, or consolidate voting precincts up to 1,200 registered voters per precinct: “What I went and did was looked at numbers of current precincts and consolidated them down to under […]

Davis Accepts Challengers; Awaits Redrawing of District

By Benjamin Cox on August 30, 2021 at 10:42am

13th District Republican Congressman Rodney Davis has received a new challenger for his seat in Congress, even though Davis says he doesn’t know what that seat may be by the end of the month. The 5th term Congressman didn’t address the Tuesday announcement of 44 year old Nikki Budzinski’s attempt to challenge Davis for the […]

Right To Work Amendment Heads to Ballot Box in 2022

By Benjamin Cox on May 28, 2021 at 5:44am

A Constitutional Amendment is heading to the ballot next year. The Illinois House gave final approval yesterday that would ban “right-to-work” laws or ordinances that prohibit employer-labor union agreements that require union membership as a condition of employment. Under the proposed amendment, employees would have a “fundamental right to organize and bargain collectively” over wages, […]

Two Tied Area Municipal Races Decided

By Benjamin Cox on April 23, 2021 at 4:50pm

Two area municipal races not decided by the April consolidated election were decided this past week. Election results needed to be certified on Tuesday to be sent to the Illinois State Board of Elections. In Scott County, the final Bluffs Trustee position that ended with a tie of 41 votes between Rita Brockway and Robert […]

Voter Turnouts Yesterday

By Gary Scott on April 7, 2021 at 10:23am

Morgan County had the most voters cast ballots yesterday, but the lowest turnout of the four counties in the broadcast coverage area.             The results from the clerk’s office show 3976 voters cast ballots yesterday. That’s a turnout of 17-point 6 percent. Add the 105 votes from nursing homes and absentee ballots, the total climbs […]

Area School Board Races & Referendums

By Benjamin Cox on April 6, 2021 at 6:08am

Several area communities are expecting some turn over in their local school boards at the ballot box today. The Waverly and New Berlin School Districts have had controversies surrounding their superintendents over the past year, and now members of the community are stepping forward to run against incumbents. In Waverly, one incumbent, Jim Brown is […]

Greenfield Alderman Candidate Has Lawsuit Against the City, Chief of Police

By Benjamin Cox on March 26, 2021 at 6:35pm

A candidate for Ward II in the City Greenfield is suing the city and its police chief over alleged intimidation. Christopher McMillen, who is a former Greenfield Police Officer, has a pending lawsuit against the city claiming that they violated the state’s “Whistleblower Act.” According to the Greene Prairie Press, McMillen submitted his resignation to […]

Virginia Receives Write-In Bid for Mayor

By Benjamin Cox on March 4, 2021 at 3:02pm

The mayoral race in Virginia is now up to three with a recent write-in announcement. The race was between an incumbent mayor and a challenger but now includes long-time Public Works Director, Randy McClure. The Star-Gazette says this last year Virginia businessman Steve Clark and incumbent Mayor Reg Brunk announced they are both seeking candidacy. […]