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Last Updated on November 5 2014 12:50 am
Written by Wayne Moran

Welcome to our coverage of the 2014 Midterm Election. Doc Kralman will be broadcasting returns live from the Effingham County Clerk's Office on 979 XFM, and we'll be updating them live here as well. Returns below appear as published in the 2014 Midterm Specimen Ballot.

Precincts returned: 37/37, 54.90 % voter turnout with 22,414 registered voters, 12,305 ballots cast. Results unofficial until certified.

View state-wide returns here

 

Constitutional

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION

The proposed amendment makes changes to Section 8.1 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution, the Crime Victims' Bill of Rights. The proposed amendment would expand certain rights already granted to crime victims in Illinois, and give crime victims the ability to enforce their rights in a court of law. You are asked to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution.

For the proposed amendment of Section 8.1 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution

 YES 7,696
 NO 3,737

  

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION

The proposed amendment adds a new section to the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. The proposed amendment would prohibit any law that disproportionately affects the rights of eligible Illinois citizens to register to vote or cast a ballot based on the voter's race, color, ethnicity, status as a member of a language minority, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or income. You are asked to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution.

For the proposed addition of Section 8 to Article III of the Illinois Constitution.

 YES 6,110
 NO 5,031

 

Statewide Advisory Questions

"Shall the minimum wage in Illinois for adults over the age of 18 be raised to $10 per hour by January 1, 2015?" 

 YES 4,845
 NO 7,058

 

"Shall any health insurance plan in Illinois that provides prescription drug coverage be required to include prescription birth control as part of that coverage?" 

 YES 4,823
 NO 6,992

 

"Should the Illinois Constitution be amended to require that each school district receive additional revenue, based on their number of students, from an additional 3% tax on income greater than one million dollars?" 

 YES 6,013
 NO 5,585

 

 

 

FEDERAL

FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR  View statewide results

RICHARD J. DURBIN   (D) 3,465
JAMES D. "JIM" OBERWEIS   (R) 8,260
SHARON HANSEN   (L) 398

 

STATE

FOR GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR  View statewide results

PAT QUINN,  PAUL VALLAS   (D) 2,252
BRUCE RAUNER,  EVELYN SANGUINETTI   (R) 9,301
CHAD GRIMM,  ALEXANDER CUMMINGS   (L) 558

 

FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

LISA MADIGAN  (D) 3,272
PAUL M. SCHIMPF  (R) 8,527
BEN KOYL  (L) 291

 

FOR SECRETARY OF STATE

JESSE WHITE  (D) 4,872
MICHAEL WEBSTER  (R) 6,915
CHRISTOPHER MICHEL  (L) 340

 

FOR COMPTROLLER

SHEILA SIMON   (D) 2,698
JUDY BAAR TOPINKA   (R) 8,611
JULIE FOX   (L) 614

 

FOR TREASURER

MICHAEL W. FRERICHS  (D) 2,778
TOM CROSS  (R) 8,564
MATTHEW SKOPEK  (L) 412

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL

FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, FIFTEENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT  view statewide results

 ERIC THORSLAND  (D) 2,259
 JOHN M. SHIMKUS  (R) 9,767

 

LEGISLATIVE

FOR STATE SENATOR, FIFTY-FOURTH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

 NO CANDIDATE  (D) 0
 KYLE McCARTER  (R) 7,920

 

REPRESENTATIVE

FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT

 JOSH BERGER  (D) 2,100
 JOHN CAVALETTO  (R) 6,836

 

FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, ONE HUNDRED AND NINTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT

 NO CANDIDATE  (D) 0
 DAVID B. REIS  (R) 2,692

 

 

COUNTY

FOR COUNTY CLERK

 NO CANDIDATE  (D) 0
 KERRY J. HIRTZEL  (R) 10,868

 

FOR COUNTY TREASURER

 STEVEN W. DASENBROCK  (D) 9,554
 NO CANDIDATE  (R) 0

 

FOR COUNTY SHERIFF

 NO CANDIDATE  (D) 0
 DAVE MAHON  (R) 10,855

 

FOR SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS

 NO CANDIDATE  (D) 0
 PAMELA BRAUN  (R) 10,486

 

 

REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION

FOR REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS (BOND, CHRISTIAN, EFFINGHAM, FAYETTE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES)

 JULIE WOLLERMAN  (D) 8,696
 NO CANDIDATE  (R) 0

 

FOR REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS (CLARK, COLES, CUMBERLAND, DOUGLAS, EDGAR, MOULTRIE AND SHELBY COUNTIES)

 NO CANDIDATE  (D) 0
 BOBBI MATTINGLY  (R) 6

 

FOR REGIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS (CLAY, CRAWFORD, JASPER, LAWRENCE AND RICHLAND COUNTIES)

 MONTE A. NEWLIN  (D) 2
 NO CANDIDATE  (R) 0

 

COUNTY BOARD

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT B

 NO CANDIDATE  (D) 0
 JIM NIEMANN  (R) 1,149

 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT C

 KAREN A. LUCHTEFELD  (D) 552
 NO CANDIDATE  (R) 0

 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT D

 NO CANDIDATE  (D) 0
 DAVID CAMPBELL  (R) 1,073

 

FOR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER DISTRICT G

 DOUGLAS R. McCAIN (D) 715
 ED HOOPINGARNER (R) 672

 

 

JUDICIAL

FOR JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

 ERICKA SANDERS (D) 3,435
 MARTIN W. SIEMER (R) 8,574

 

FOR JUDICAL CANDIDATES SEEKING RETENTION IN OFFICE

SUPREME COURT JUDGE

SHALL LLOYD A. KARMEIER be retained in office as JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT?

 YES 7,102
 NO 4,169

 

PUBLIC QUESTION

STEWARDSON FIRE AND AMBULANCE PROTECTION DISTRICT, PROPOSITION TO ELECT FIRE TRUSTEES

Shall the Trustees of the Stewardson Fire and Ambulance Protection District be elected, rather than appointed?

 YES 26
 NO 15

 

PUBLIC QUESTION

HEARTVILLE PUBLIC WATER DISTRICT

Shall the Heartville Public Water District, Effingham County, Illinois be dissolved?

 YES 89
 NO 36