Wilmette-Kenilworth Election Results Round-Up
A rundown of the local races that mattered most to Wilmette and Kenilworth.
State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanstion) says as the new state senator he will be working hard on fiscal stabilization. The Democratic candidate said he was humble and proud that his campaign has been successful.
The Kenilworth's home rule referendum has been voted down with more than three in five Kenilworth voters casting "no" ballots for the measure. The referendum would have moved some taxing, zoning and licensing powers from the state to the local level by making the village a “home rule unit”.
Laura Fine (D-Glenview) has defeated Kyle Frank (R-Skokie) by nearly a two-to-one margin to take the Illinois’ 17th district legislature seat. Daniel Biss gave up the seat to run for state senator in the 9th District.
Incumbent Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) will serve a second term as State Representative for Illinois' 18th House District. Gabel campaigned on the platform of creating jobs (through international trade, innovation and manufacturing), making tough yet intelligent budget cuts, building the state's green energy profile and providing better access to higher education for Illinois children.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.
Other Patch Coverage of Tuesday's Elections
- VIDEOS: Obama Supporters Celebrate Win
- Obama's Victory Speech: 'America's Future Has Never Been Brighter'
- Who's Leading in Illinois Congressional Races?
- PHOTOS: Obama Fans Go Wild at McCormick
- Obama HQ Goes Crazy on Twitter
- Obama Supporters at McCormick: 'We Know He's Going to Win'
- McCormick Place Preps for Obama Election Night Party
- Election 2012: A Gallery of Political Cartoons
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