ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS…ROMNEY WINS STATE SANTORUM WINS BOND COUNTY
Yesterday was election day in Illinois. The March Primary helps set the stage for the November General Election. Early in the night, the Illinois Primary for the Republican Presidential nomination was called for Mitt Romney. However, locally Rick Santorum received the most votes from Bond County. Unofficial results show Santorum got 565 votes, Romney 454, Ron Paul 181, and Newt Gingrich 126. In another contested race on the republican ballot for Circuit Judge in the third judicial circuit, Thomas Burkart won that election over Mark Rabe. Burkhart won Bond County with 577 votes to Rabe’s 479. Burkhart also won Madison County by around 1000 votes. The Republican ballot also had a contested race for state representative to the general assembly from the 108th district, which includes Clinton County. Charlie Meier won the primary with 4,390 votes, incumbent Paul Evans had 3,733 votes and Don Weber had 3,330 votes. Since there was no Democrat on the ballot, by winning the primary Meier could serve as the representative from that 108th district. Again all results are unofficial at this time.
BOND COUNTY BOARD TO MET ONE DAY LATER THAN NORMAL THIS WEEK DUE TO ELECTION
The Bond County Board will meet Wednesday this week instead of Tuesday due to the primary election. One item on the agenda is the legal fees for Tom Long who has served as a special state’s attorney in the lawsuit between the county and Ron Shevlin concerning the redistricting maps. The county board will discuss and possibly fill openings on the Greenville Fire Protection Board, the Smithboro Fire Protection Board, and the Bond County Housing Authority Board. The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the courthouse and WGEL Radio will have full post-meeting coverage.
CAR RUNS OFF ROAD INJURING DRIVER
A Bond County Sheriff’s Deputy, Bond County EMS, and Mulberry Grove Firefighters responded Sunday, at 4:33 p.m., to the scene of an accident on Rt. 40 at the south edge of Mulberry Grove. According to the accident report, Virgil D. Bush, age 54, of Mulberry Grove, was westbound on Rt. 40 in a 1998 Dodge Intrepid when his car crossed over the center line, ran off of the roadway on the left hand side, and went into the ditch. Bush’s three passengers, Michael Bolyand, age 38, of Brownstown, Angel Rhodes, age 39, also of Brownstown, and Jamie Yingling, age 21, of Mascoutah, were all unharmed. Bond County EMS took Bush to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.
BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS TO MEET
The City of Greenville Board of Police Commissioners is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 21, at 9:30 a.m., at the Greenville Municipal Building. The agenda includes formulation of an annual report, election of officers, and pending retirements.