Election results are in, and there are a few races still too close to call in our area. All results are unofficial, with provisional and some mail-in ballots still to be counted.
In federal races for our area candidates, incumbents fared well. Democrat Tammy Duckworth has secured a second term in the U.S. Senate. In local U.S. House races, Democratic incumbents Sean Casten, Bill Foster, and Lauren Underwood are all projected winners in the 6th, 11th and 14th Districts, respectively.
Illinois State Elections
In Illinois state elections, Democrats swept the field in the top offices. Incumbent J.B. Pritzker won a second term as governor.
Other Democrats listed as projected winners include:
- Alexi Giannoulias for Secretary of State
- Incumbent Kwame Raoul for Attorney General
- Incumbent Susana Mendoza for Comptroller
- Incumbent Michael Frerichs for Treasurer
DuPage County Elections
In a tightly contested race, current unofficial results have Democrat Deb Conroy holding a lead over Republican Greg Hart for the DuPage County Board Chairman role, with 5,441 votes separating the two. The two are vying for the spot long held by current board chairman Dan Cronin, who chose not to seek reelection after 12 years in the office.
Other Close County Races:
- For DuPage County Treasurer, Republican incumbent Gwen Henry is roughly 14,000 votes ahead of Democratic challenger Don Potoczny with 52% of the vote.
- For DuPage County Clerk, incumbent Democrat Jean Kaczmarek is projected to keep her seat, with about 53% of the vote.
- For DuPage Forest Preserve President, incumbent Democrat Daniel Hebreard has about 51% of the vote, roughly 7,900 votes ahead of Republican Robert J. Schillerstrom.
And incumbent Democrat Barbara A. O’Meara holds a roughly 10,000 vote lead over her opponent Republican Elizabeth J. Folk Van Arsdell for the DuPage Forest Preserve District 5 seat.
Will County Elections
Less Than 500 Votes Difference:
- For Will County Sheriff, Republican Jim Reilly is just 289 votes ahead of incumbent Democratic challenger Mike Kelly.
- For Will County Treasurer, Republican Raj “Pi” Pillai has a 478 vote lead over Democrat Tim Brophy.
For regional superintendent of schools, Republican Elizabeth Caparelli-Ruff had about 52% of the vote over incumbent Democrat Shawn Walsh.
DuPage voters weighed in with a “Yes” majority vote for three different propositions for the county:
- Research and invest in public electric vehicle fast charging stations
- Provide grants to continue to assist small businesses
- Support funding of local nonprofits to support mental health and substance abuse treatment
Both Naper Township voters and Will County voters landed in support of a tax not to exceed 0.15% to provide community mental health facilities and services.