As Election Day comes to a close, we will be updating you on important state and county races. It's important to note that results may take days, as mail in ballots will continue to be counted after today. We'll be sourcing the Champaign County Clerk's website, as well as local news outlets.


Wednesday, November 23rd

9:10 a.m.

The News-Gazette has reported that Jenny Lokshin has been elected to the Champaign County Board in District 4.

The News-Gazette has reported that Elly Hanauer-Friedman has been elected to the Champaign County Board in District 4.

The News-Gazette has reported that Wayne T. Williams Jr. has been elected to the Champaign County Board in District 11.

The News-Gazette has reported that Lorraine Cowert has been elected to the Champaign County Board in District 11.

7:30 a.m.

The News-Gazette has reported that Leah Taylor has been elected to the Champaign County Board in District 5. 

The News-Gazette has reported that Bethany Vanichtheeranont has been elected to the Champaign County Board in District 5.

Tuesday, November 22nd

8:50 p.m.

The News-Gazette has reported that Democrat Chad Beckett has won the race for Sixth Circuit Judge against Republican Sam Limentato.

Monday, November 14th 

8:13 a.m.

WCIA has called the race for Champaign County Clerk and Recorder of Deeds for Aaron Ammons, who has defeated Terrence Stuber. 

WCIA has called the race for Champaign County Executive for Steve Summers, who has defeated Ted Myhre.

Thursday, November 10th

5:35 p.m.

WCIA has called the race for District 104 in the Illinois House of Representatives for Republican Mike Marron, who has defeated Democrat Cynthia Cunningham.

Wednesday, November 9th

9:45 p.m.

The News-Gazette is reporting that Dustin Heuerman has been re-elected as Champaign County Sheriff. Republican challenger John Brown has conceded on his campaign Facebook page.

7:33 a.m.

The Champaign County Clerk office has posted updated county results including early voting, election day voting, and already processed mail-in ballots. More mail-in ballots will continue to be received over the next 14 days, as long as they were postmarked by November 8th, so countywide races cannot be officially called.

Currently, Democrats are ahead in the County Clerk, Sheriff, and County Executive races. In contested County Board races (Districts 4, 5, and 11), Democrats are also leading. Should those results hold, they will have a 16 to 6 majority on the County Board.

Sam Limentato (R) is currently leading Chad Beckett (D) in the race for Sixth Circuit judge.

7:04 a.m.

Nikki Budzinski has been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in IL-13, defeating Regan Deering. This flips the house seat from red to blue.

Tuesday, November 8th

8:14 p.m.

J.B. Pritzker has been reelected as Governor of Illinois, defeating Darren Bailey.

Top image by Patrick Singer.