The latest on the April 2021 election (UPDATED)
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New Milford approved a 15% property tax for the New Milford Fire Protection District, to pay for pandemic-related costs and an increase in the minimum wage.
The Blackhawk Fire Department was granted a 4.4% property tax increase to pay for expanded ambulance services.
Durand approved of a 1% sales tax increase to pay for infrastructure improvements and equipment for the Village’s police force, including body worn cameras.
South Beloit struck down a burning ban, 302-78.
WINNER: People’s Choice Jodi Miller (52.9%) has beat Democrat Ronnie Bush (47.1%) for Mayor of Freeport.
WINNER: Steven Bank (72.6%) has won the race for Capron Village President, over Conrad Lobinsky (27.4%), with a vote of 156-59. Both candidates ran as Independents.
WINNER: Steven Gronlund (58%) won the race for Village of Monroe Center President over Paul Simmons (42%) with a vote of 62-45.
Kenneth Scrivano (50.1%) leads a tight race for Rockford School Board District C, against Kamrin Muhammad (49.9%), by 5 votes.
WINNER: Ashley Williams (40.4%) has won the race for Rockford School Board District G, over June Stanford (38.2%) and Roger Smith (21.4%).
WINNER: Independent Clint Morris (56.8%) has won the race for Belvidere Mayor, over Republican Mike Chamberlain (43.2%) and a vote of 1,306-993.
WINNER: Democrat Tom McNamara won an uncontested race for Mayor of Rockford, with 7,978 votes and 100% reporting.
WINNER: Democrat Jonathan Logeman (72.1%) has won the race for Rockford Ward 2 alderman, over Republican Tyler Crosby (27.9%), with a vote of 791-306.
WINNER: Republican Kevin Frost (68.2%) has won the race for Rockford’s Ward 4 alderman, beating Democrat Bryan Amezquita (31.8%) with a vote of 968-452.
WINNER: Democrat April Prunty (55.8%) has won the race for Rockford’s Ward 6 alderperson, over Republican Jerry Wells (44.2%) and a vote of 202-160.
WINNER: Democrat Gina Meeks (62.7%) has won the race for Rockford’s Ward 12 alderperson over Republican Bobby Walsh (37.3%), with 872-518 votes.
Meeks replaces Ginger Hanely, who finished the term of John Beck, who died last April. He had served the 12th Ward for nearly 20 years.
WINNER: Democrat Mark Bonne (52.9%) has won the race for Rockford’s Ward 14 alderperson, over Republican Mike Stefanic (47.1%) and a vote of 572-509.
Bonne takes Joe Chiarelli’s place. Chiarelli was elected Winnebago County Board Chairman in November.
WINNER: Republican Matthew Fleury (61%) wins the race for Belvidere Ward 4 alderperson, over Independent Mary Volkey (39%), winning 266-170 with 100% reporting.
WINNER: Tim Henert (61.9%) has won Village of Ashton President, over John Martinez (38.1%), with a vote of 164 to 101. Both ran as Independents.
WINNER: David Atkinson (77.2%) has won the race for Village of Franklin Grove President, over Michael Crofton (22.8%), with a vote of 88 to 26. Both ran as Independents.
WINNER: Michale Torman (70.8%) has won the race for Village of Paw Paw President, over John Prentice (29.2%), with a vote of 126-52. Both ran as Independents.
WINNER: Jonathan Brust (58.%) has won the race for City of Genoa Mayor, besting Dennis Di Guido (42%), with a vote of 395-286. Both ran as Independents.
WINNER: Todd Latham (53.1%) has won the race for City of Sandwich Mayor, beating Richard Robinson (39.6%) and James McMaster (7.4%). All three ran as Independents.
WINNER: Mark Pietrowski, Jr. (53.9%) has won the race for Town of Cortland Mayor, beating Douglas Corson (23.9%) and Charmaine Fioretto (22.2%). All three ran as Independents.
People’s Choice candidate Jodi Miller (50.8%) leads Democrat Ronnie Bush (49.2%) for Mayor of Freeport, with 14% of the votes counted.
Independent Steve Buss (80%) leads Independent Chelsea White (20%) for Village of Lena President, with 33% of the vote counted.
Jonathan Brust (58%) leads Dennis Di Guido (42%) in the race for Mayor of Genoa, with 93% of the vote counted.
Todd Latham (53.1%) leads the race for Mayor of Sandwich, with 93% reporting.
Mark Pietrowski, Jr. (53.9%) leads the race for Mayor of Cortland, with 78% of the vote counted.
PROJECTED WINNER: Independent Cohen Barnes (62.8%) is projected to win the race for Mayor of DeKalb, over Carolyn Morris (37.2%).
PROJECTED WINNER: Steve Brasier (81.2%) is projected to win Mayor of Sycamore, over Adam Benn (18.8%). Both are Independents.
WINNER: Donald Sattler (50.7%) has beat current Poplar Grove Village President Owen Costanza (49.3%), with 100% of votes in. Both men ran as independents. Sattler won 335-326 votes.
WINNER: John Peterson (57.1%) has won the race for Rockton Village President against Dave Winters (42.9%), with 100% of votes counted. Peterson received 465-350 votes.
WINNER: Bob Burden (51.5%) has won Loves Park City Clerk over Clint Little (48.5%). Burden won 972 to 915 votes.
Independent Cohen Barnes (58.8%) leads Independent Carolyn Morris (41.2%) in the race for Mayor of Dekalb with 63% of precincts reporting.
Independent Steve Braser (81.2%) leads Independent Adam Benn (18.8%) for Mayor of Sycamore, with 63% of precinct reporting.
Independent Jonathon Brust (52.9%) leads Dennis Di Guido (47.1%) for Mayor of Genoa, with 40% of precincts reporting.
Todd Latham (53.7%) leads James McMaster (40.3%) and Richard Robinson (6%) for Sandwich Mayor, with 7% reporting.
Mark Pietrowski, Jr. (65.9%) leads Douglas Corson (18.8%) and Charmaine Fioretto (15.3%) for Cortland Mayor.
PROJECTED WINNER: Republican Natalie Mulhall (63.1%) is the projected winner of the race for Belvidere Ward 2 alderperson, over Independent Catherine Rose Barnes (36.9%).
Kamrin Muhammad (53.4%) leads Kenneth Scrivano (46.6%) for Rockford Public School Board District C.
June Stafford (39.6%) leads Ashley Williams (39.4%) and Roger Smith (21%) for Rockford Public School Board District G.
Martesha Brown (54.6%) is leading Tyler Smith (45.4%) for Rockford Park District Park Commissioner.
Dave Winters (57.5%) is leading John Peterson (42.5%) for Rockton Village President.
Clint Little (50.5%) leads Bob Burden (49.5%) in the race for Loves Park City Clerk. Both men ran as Independents.
PROJECTED WINNER: Robbin Snodgrass (53.1%) is projected to win Machesney Park Village Clerk, over Kristine Denolf (46.9%)
Independent Clint Morris (63.6%) leads Republican Mike Chamberlain (36.4%) for Belvidere Mayor.
Democrat Jonathan Logemann (87%) leads Republican Tyler Crosby (12.3%) in the race for Rockford Ward 2 alderman.
Republican Kevin Frost (50.6%) leads Democrat Bryan Amezquita (49.4%) for Ward 4 alderman.
Democrat Aprel Prunty (86.2%) leads Republican Jerry Wells (13.8%) for Ward 6 alderman.
Democrat Gina Meeks (74.5%) leads Republican Bobby Walsh (25.5%) for Ward 12.
Democrat Mark Bonne (74.2%) leads Republican Marc Stefanic (25.8%) for Ward 14.
PROJECTED WINNER: Tom McNamara (D) is projected to win a second term as Rockford’s Mayor in the April 2021 election, having run unopposed.
McNamara was formerly Rockford’s 3rd Ward alderman until becoming mayor in 2017, succeeding former Mayor Larry Morrissey.
Tim Durkee (R) is projected to hold his seat as Ward 1 alderman, also unopposed. Ditto Chad Tuneburg (R), Ward 3, Gabbi Torina (D), Ward 5, Janessa Wilkins (D), Ward 7, Karen Hoffman (D), Ward 8, Bill Rose (D), Ward 9, Frank Beach (R), Ward 10, Tuffy Quinonez (D), Ward 11, and Linda McNeely (D), Ward 13. All ran unopposed.
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