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Compiled below – county by county – are links to the unofficial results from the Consolidated General Election, To access links to the vote totals, as provided by the appropriate election officials, click on the county (or election office) name.

 Boone County

The countywide referendum to increase the existing Public Safety Sales Tax by one half percent – or 5 cents on a $10 purchase -- for public safety purposes was defeated by more than 11 percentage points.

Katie Finlon / WNIJ

If you’d like to prepare for your votes in the Illinois Consolidated Election next Tuesday, April 4, WNIJ News offers these links to help you be informed about the races and the issues.

Compiled below – county by county – are links that will allow you to view the sample ballots that may affect you. Click on the county or election office name to access the ballots. A summary of ballot issues in the counties also is provided.

Boone County

House Republicans emerged from a members-only meeting Tuesday morning to bullishly declare the health care legislative battle is not over.

"We promised that we would repeal and replace Obamacare, and that's exactly what we're going to do," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters after the meeting.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Now that the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act has been tabled, one Congressional Democrat from northern Illinois says it’s time to work together to make the existing law better.

17th District Rep. Cheri Bustos says she’s on the same page with President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan on two important changes they want in the health care law: they all want people to pay less for premiums, co-pays, and deductibles, as well as prescription drugs. She says where they differ is how to get there.  

photos courtesy of the campaigns

Rockford voters will choose a new mayor April 4. Mayor Larry Morrissey decided last year he wouldn’t run for re-election, after 12 years in office.

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