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Obama wins second term

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2012

Several television networks including NBC, are calling President Barack Obama the winner of Tuesday’s election.  Votes are still being counted in some states though in the race that had Obama facing Republican Mitt Romeny.


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Mack keeps States Attorney seat in Putnam County

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2012

You won’t see a lot of change in leadership in Putnam County.  States Attorney James Mack held onto his seat, defeating Bradley Popurella with 55% of the votes.

The democrats were winners in the Putnam County Board race.  William Holmes, Sheila Haage, Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer, Duane Calbow and Jordan Ellena all received enough votes to receive and keep their seats.  The lone republican, Steven Malavolti lost out by more than 1,000 votes.

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Republican wins close circuit clerk race in Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2012

The race for Bureau County Circuit Clerk was determined by less than 100 votes as Republican Mary Romanelli Drema beat Democrat Dawn Reglin.

In the race for Bureau County States Attorney, longtime States Attorney Pat Hermann, a democrat, beat his republican challenger Desiree Sirens with 58% of the vote.

For the first time ever, Coroner Janice Wamhoff had to run for office.  She beat Republican Randy Grant with 69% of the vote.

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Election night coverage underway on AM 1220 WLPO

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2012

AM 1220 WLPO is bringing you coverage of the results of races in La Salle, Bureau and Putnam Counties along with national races.

Republican Adam Kinzinger will be serve another term as the congressman from the 16th District.  He easily beat his challenger Wonda Rohl, a democrat.

You won’t see an extra sales tax for school construction.  The referendum in La Salle County failed.

You’ve seen a lot of signs and heard a lot of ads for the La Salle County Circuit Clerk races.  With 110 of 119 precincts counted, Democrat Andy Skoog was leading Republican Bob Vickery with 58% of the vote.

Republican Troy Holland will be the next 13th Judicial Circuit Court Judge.  He defeated Democrat Anita Kopko.

As the results come in you’ll be able to find hear stories on AM 1220 WLPO and find stories and interviews at

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La Salle woman arrested for alleged credit card charge

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2012

The good thing about charging items on a credit card is that you can track when the purchase was made and where.  A teen from La Salle is accused using a credit card illegally.

Jessica Coon was arrested on a La Salle County warrant Monday and was taken to the county jail.

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President Obama, Pippen play Election Day basketball in Chicago

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama spent the afternoon of Election Day playing basketball in his Chicago hometown.

Former Illinois treasurer Alexi Giannoulias was on the court on Chicago’s West Side. He says players on the court included former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Giannoulias says two five-player teams played four 12-minute quarters. He says referees were brought in to call fouls.

Obama headed for the basketball court after visiting a campaign office near his South Side Chicago home earlier today.

Obama spent the day in his hometown, making his last appeals to voters during a round of satellite interviews with TV stations in swing states rather than a final flurry of campaign rallies.

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Power Up For Grabs With La Salle County Board

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2012

Will there be a power shift on the La Salle County Board?

Right now, democrats have 17 board members compared to a dozen for republicans.  What’s known already is that nine democrats are running unopposed and eight republicans have already won seats.  Two republicans face two independents and then the other nine races have the traditional democrat versus republican race.

Incumbent board members facing challenges today are: Democrat Bob Greenwalt against Republican Al Erbrederis; Republican Gary Small against Independent Tom McMurtry; Democrat Joe Panzica Jr. against Republican Tina Busch; Democrat Lou Anne Caretto against Republican Susan Thornton; Republican Randy Freeman versus Democrat Gerry Senko; Democrat Herman “Bones” Bruns against Republican Mike Sheridan; and Democrat Don Jordan against Republican Walter Roach Jr.

Regardless of how the district races shake out, democrats will keep control of the chairman seat.  Jerry Hicks is running unopposed for a second term as La Salle County Board chairman.

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Peru School Overwhelmingly Picks Obama

Posted by wlpo on November 6, 2012

Who needs Ohio and Florida results when the voters have already spoken in Peru.

Second thru fourth graders at Washington Elementary cast their mock election ballots for either President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney Monday.  The winner in a landslide is President Obama picking up 189 votes compared to 92 for Mitt Romney.  There was a bit of election controversy as five students checked both sides of the ballot for both candidates.  Those ballots were considered invalid.

4th Grade teacher Lisa Goddard says they used the mock election to teach kids about the election process.  Students will take home Electoral College maps today and keep track tonight who wins what states.

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