ELECTION NIGHT BECOMES ELECTION MORNING IN BOND COUNTY
It was a late election night in Bond County due to ballot jams which caused some precincts to be recounted several times. In local races, Democrat Katie Weiss will remain as Bond County Treasurer as she defeated Republican Jack Langel. Weiss won with 3,215 votes to 2,304 for Langel.
There were two Bond County Board races, both won by Republicans and both extremely close. Brock Willeford beat William Ahern 581 votes to 565 in District 5 and Republican Tom DeVore beat incumbent Democrat Gerald “Spanky” McCray 580 votes to 538 in District 3. Tuesday’s election will bring a significant change to the Bond County Board. Before the election, the board was 4-1 Democrat, after the election it will be 3-2 Republican. Democrat Randy Reitz ran unopposed for another term as County Clerk, Democrat Mark Drone was unopposed for Regional Superintendent of Schools, Democrat Frank Lucco was unopposed for his seat on the Bond County Board, and Republican Jeff Brown was unopposed for Bond County Sheriff.
Kyle McCarter-Republican defeated Tim Dudley-Democrat for the State Senate seat from the 51st district. Ron Stephens-Republican defeated Deena Daily-Independent for State Representative of the 102nd District. John Shimkus-Republican defeated Tim Bagwell-Democrat for representative from the 19th US Congressional District.
In other statewide elections, Republican Mark Kirk defeated Democrat Alexi Giannoulias for United States Senator. Lisa Madigan-Democrat retained her position as Attorney General. Judy Barr-Topinka- Republican won the position of Comptroller, and Jesse White-Democrat won another term as Secretary of State.
Democratic Governor, Pat Quinn, this morning predicted he had won the gubernatorial race Tuesday though Republican opponent Bill Brady will not concede. Unofficial election results showed Quinn was ahead by almost eleven-thousand votes with each candidate taking 46-percent of the vote. Three third-party candidates had generated eight-percent of the votes altogether but ballots in over 200 precincts had not yet been counted as of early this morning. Brady's campaign team said "thousands" of other votes, including absentee and military ballots had not yet been tallied.
All results are unofficial. A big thank you goes to all the volunteers and election judges, and everyone at the County Clerk’s office for working through the night on this year’s election.
GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TWICE TO SAME ADDRESS
Greenville Firefighters responded twice Tuesday morning to the same address on North Elm Street. The first call came at 7:02 a.m. According to the fire reports, firefighters responded but found no alarm sounding at the address. They checked the building and found no fire. They were on the scene for about twenty minutes. The second call came at 8:07 a.m. to the same address. Firefighters responded again and still found no alarm sounding at the address but an alarm was reportedly sounding at the alarm control. Firefighters were on the scene again for about twenty minutes and then on standby at the firehouse.
GREENVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO GAS SMELL
Greenville Firefighters were called Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. to 405 Ladue Place because of a gas smell. Ameren IP was also called. Upon arrival, nothing was found and maybe the smell came from decaying material. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 30 minutes.