Midterm elections are done, and in our area, they were filled with newcomers and close races. Democrat businessman Sean Casten came out with the win in U.S. House District 6, ousting six-term Republican incumbent Peter Roskam. It was another flip in the 14th Congressional district as Democrat Lauren Underwood unseated four-term Republican Randy Hultgren, becoming the first woman and first African American to hold the post. And Democrat Jean Kaczmarek won the title of DuPage County Clerk, over incumbent Republican Paul Hinds.
Holding onto their seats were Democrat Bill Foster in the 6th U.S. Congressional District, Republican John Curran in the 41st Illinois Senate District, Republican Grant Wehrli in the 41st Illinois Representative District, Democrat Stephanie Kifowit in the 84th Illinois Representative District, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (R), and DuPage County Forest Preserve President Joe Cantore (R).
With incumbents not running, Republican Amy Grant takes the 42nd Representative District, Democrat Karina Villa wins the 49th Representative District, and Republican James Mendrick takes the job as DuPage County Sheriff.
District 5 of the DuPage County Board will welcome Democrats Sadia Covert and Dawn DeSart, while District 3 will usher in Democrat Julie Renehan, with Republican Greg Hart holding onto his seat. And the Will County Board District 5 open seats both go to Naperville residents, Democrat Mimi Cowan and Republican Julie Anne Berkowicz.
But some races were simply too close to call. In the 81st Representative District, Democrat Anne Stava-Murray came in with 325 more votes than incumbent Republican David Olsen; while in the 21st Legislative District for the Illinois Senate seat, Incumbent Republican Michael Connelly holds just 12 more votes than his opponent, Democrat Laura Ellman.
Boys Bowling Begins:
The winter sports are starting to thaw out from hibernation; with boys bowling starting their dual meets last night. Naperville North, in the second year as a sport, hosted their first meet against Oswego East at the Fox Bowl. Will deBolt led the charge with a team high of 265 in the third game after seven straight strikes totaling a 570 series. Next in line was Brenden Lukacsik with a 504. Despite the Huskies improving on each game, the Wolves took home the win behind William Clark who bowled a 688 series, 3109- 2605.
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