Local Voters Face Mid-Term Election Decisions

Last Updated on November 6th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

Voters go to the polls today in the mid-term election. The top races include Governor Bruce Rauner against top challenger J.B. Pritzker. Other contested races are Kwame Raoul opposing Erika Harold for Attorney General. Secretary of State Jesse White faces a challenge from Jason Helland, Comptroller Susana Mendoza tries to hold off Darlene Senger and Treasurer Michael Frerichs is opposed by Jim Dodge.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger is challenged by Sara Dady, Representative Jerry Long faces Lance Yednock and Senator Sue Rezin is opposed by Heidi Henry.
Jeralyn Backes and Matt Eggers are vying for Bureau County Clerk and Recorder. Rick Wilkin opposes Joseph Birkey for Bureau County Treasurer.
Voters are also deciding whether to retain judges Cynthia Raccuglia and Troy Holland.
Key referendums are being voted on in Bureau County. One is for a public safety sales tax of one-half percent to finance a new law enforcement center and jail. The other is Princeton Elementary District voters deciding on the issuance of $35 million in building bonds to build a new grades 3 to 8 school to replace Logan and Lincoln schools and do upgrades to 2 other schools.
Manlius Fire Protection District residents vote on two referendums to levy special taxes to fund an ambulance service. Residents of the Lake Arispie Sanitary District will decide whether trustees should be elected rather than appointed.
Polls are open until 7 tonight.