An electronic billboard in Champaign calls on people to vote.

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News Local/State - November 07, 2018

Champaign County Democrats Sweep Countywide Ballot

In a victory unheard of in a non-presidential election year, Champaign County Democrats have won every countywide office on the ballot --- sheriff, treasurer, auditor, clerk and the new office of county executive.

Champaign County Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana, IL.

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News Local/State - October 22, 2018

Champaign County Auditor’s Race: The Banker Vs The Accountant

Two years ago, Democrat George Danos lost a bid (his second one) for Champaign County Auditor to Republican John Farney by just 36 votes. Farney is now interim County Treasurer. And Danos is running again for auditor --- this time, against Farney’s replacement, Diane Michaels.

A sign directs people to the Champaign County Clerk's office for early voting.

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News Local/State - October 15, 2018

County Clerk Candidates Outline Priorities For Election Operations

County clerks maintain records on local taxes and Vital Records including marriage licenses and birth and death certificates. But the job of running local elections is what’s getting the most attention in the Champaign County Clerk election. Republican Matt Grandone is promoting his experience, while Democrat Aaron Ammons says he’ll work for voter rights and access.

Candidates for Champaign County Executive, Democrat Darlene Kloeppel and Republican Gordy Hulten.

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News Local/State - October 10, 2018

County Executive Candidates Promise Progress For Champaign County

This fall, voters in Champaign County are choosing their first county executive. The holder of this new elected office will preside over county board meetings, and be the day-to-day manager of county government. Before we meet Gordie Hulten and Darlene Kloeppel, the two candidates running for the post, it’s useful to get an idea of the county executive’s powers.

Polling Place sign.

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News Local/State - March 21, 2018

More Results From Tuesday’s Primary Election

From upsets in county races to referendum results, here are some of the outcomes from Tuesday's primary ballotting in east-central Illinois.

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Election Returns from NPR