Herscher voters didn't follow the trend of many past voters in Kankakee County, as they overwhelmingly OK'd a 1 percent sales tax increase for the village in Tuesday's election.
KANKAKEE COUNTY RACES
A referendum that would have relaxed residency restrictions for school board members in Momence fell five votes short of passing Tuesday.
Incumbent trustees Angie Serafini, Bruce Greenlee and Rick Fischer all retained their seats on the Bourbonnais board.
Sam Payton defeated current Pembroke Township Supervisor Brenda Miles in Tuesday’s municipal election.
Two incumbents retained their seats and one new member was elected to BBCHS's school board.
Republican incumbent Larry Osenga won re-election in Kankakee's 3rd Ward aldermanic race.
The race to claim four seats on the Kankakee School Board culminated with the three incumbents on the ballot retaining their spots.
Kankakee voters overwhelmingly said it was time for a change in the city's leadership as Republican Alderman Chris Curtis easily defeated first-term Democratic Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong.
It’s out with the old and in with the new on the Bourbonnais Elementary District 53 School Board.
Tuesday’s municipal election drew just 17.9 percent of Kankakee County’s 70,011 registered voters.
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