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Local Illinois Election Results

The Venice School will stay open, thanks to Tuesday's vote. (KWMU file photo)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Voters in the Metro-East didn't just pick nominees for President and U.S. Senate.

A number of local issues were also on the ballot.

Voters in Venice, Ill. approved two questions that will keep the school district there open.

District officials will now be able to borrow $500,000 to pay off debt. They'll also be able to shut down the high school and send those 58 high schoolers to other nearby schools.

Acting Superintendent Richard Basden has said that move would allow more resources to pay for the part of the school building where grades K-8 are taught.

Voters in Madison County dissolved the entire Livingston School District. Students there will be sent to nearby Staunton schools.

Tax questions failed in the Triad (65-35%) and O'Fallon (57-43%) School Districts.

They passed in the Central (55-45%) and Smithton (51-49%) School Districts.

A St. Clair County-wide increase to phone bills to pay for improved 911 service failed, as did two questions over ambulances and public safety in Alton.

Longtime incumbents Congressman Jerry Costello and State Representative Wyvetter Younge easily defeated their party opponents.

IL Primary - 12th Cong. Dist. - Dem.
Jerry Costello (i)53,08890%
Kenneth Charlies Wiezer5,84010%

IL Primary - 114th State House - Dem.
Wyvetter Younge (i)6,01966%
Joe Lewis, Jr. Wiezer3,08134%

Venice Schools - $500k in Bonds for Debt?

Venice Schools - Deactivate High School?

Shall Staunton Schools Annex Livington Schools?

St. Clair Co. - $1.85 Phone Charge for 911?


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