Champaign County States Attorney Julia Rietz and Public Defender George Vargas debate during Tuesdays forum in the Champaign City Council chambers.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
November 09, 2016

Incumbents Win In Champaign County

Republican County Auditor John Farney retains his office by a slim 129-vote margin over Democrat George Danos.  Democrat Julia Rietz was re-elected comfortably in the race for Champaign County State's Attorney.

Voters in Illinois elected Democrats statewide, but sent a few more Republicans to the state legislature.
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November 09, 2016

Madigan Loses Some Power; Rauner Buys More Budget Culpability

Illinois legislators will only get a brief post-election respite from politics; a week from Wednesday they’ll be back in Springfield to begin the veto session.The current makeup of the General Assembly will remain in place for that, but come the new year -- when the Capitol welcomes a new set of lawmakers elected Tuesday night -- the balance of power will shift, slightly.

Entrance to Champaign Central High School.
Landmarks Illinois
November 09, 2016

Area Tax Questions Get Mixed Results

Proposals to raise local taxes were a mixed bag with voters in east-central Illinois. Voters approved school bond referendum in the Champaign and Paxton Buckley-Loda school districts, and said yes to sales tax hikes in Coles and Iroquois Counties. But a sales tax hike for Macon County and a property tax increase for the Maroa-Forsyth school district went down to defeat.

President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist after giving his acceptance speech as his wife Melania Trump, right, and their son Barron Trump follow him during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York.
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November 09, 2016

Trump Wins Presidency In Major Upset

President-elect Donald Trump says now it's time for America to "bind the wounds of division.'' Trump spoke to a crowd of supporters early Wednesday at his headquarters in New York City. Trump says he received a phone call from Hillary Clinton, congratulating him on his victory. Trump says he's pledging to be a president "for all Americans.''   

people gathering
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November 09, 2016

Results: Unit 4, Other Champaign County Ballot Measures

Voters in Champaign county weighed in on several ballot measures Tuesday night, including proposals to fund school facilities and county building projects and proposals to reshape the leadership structure of county government. 

The results were mixed. 

Election 2016 logo featuring donkey and elephant
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November 08, 2016

Live NPR Election Updates

As results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

Campaign signs are lined up outside the entrance of the Champaign County Clerk's Office in the Brookens Center in Urbana on Election Day
Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media
November 08, 2016

Illinois Public Media: Local And Illinois Races

The big news in Illinois tonight was the win of Tammy Duckworth for the US Senate over incumbent Mark Kirk. For Champaign County Unoffical Results From County Clerk Gordy Hulten, click here

Campaign signs lined  up outside the entrance to the Champaign County Clerk's office in Urbana.
Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media
November 08, 2016

Illinois Votes For President, Congressional, State & Local Offices

Election Day, November 8th is finally here, and the polls are open in Illinois from 6 A-M until 7 P-M.  Even if you're not registered to vote, you can now do that on Election Day in Illinois --- although voters in smaller counties without electronic vote tallying will have to go to their main election office to do so.

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