President Donald Trump put forth a dizzying array of fuzzy accounting and outright false claims in an extraordinary phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state seeking a reversal of his election defeat, fabricating a slew of votes that he said should’ve been counted in his favor.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ presidential electors officially cast their 20 ballots Monday for the Democratic ticket of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris, marking the all-but-final step in a bitterly contested presidential election that incumbent President Donald Trump has refused to concede.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court.
SPRINGFIELD – Plans are being developed in Illinois for the state’s Electoral College delegates to meet in Springfield on Dec. 14, but they are being complicated by the worsening COVID-19 pandemic as well as President Donald Trump’s refusal so far to concede the election.
The voter turnout in Effingham County for the 2020 general election was an impressive 78.25 percent. In other words, of the 24,465 registered voters, 19,143 of them cast ballots. This PDF shows the summary of voting in the county -- where 78.69 percent of the vote went to President Donald Tr…
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing pressure to cooperate with President-elect Joe Biden's team to ensure a smooth transfer of power when the new administration takes office in January.
Chanting "This isn't over! and "Stop the steal," supporters of President Donald Trump protested at state capitals across the country Saturday, refusing to accept defeat and echoing Trump's unsubstantiated allegations that the Democrats won the election by fraud.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.
WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night after he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states.
Several counties in Illinois on Tuesday passed nonbinding resolutions by wide margins to create a new state, separate from Chicago and Cook County.
SPRINGFIELD – As the dust settled after Tuesday’s general election in Illinois, Republicans in the state patted themselves on the back after making gains, while high-ranking Democrats pushed back against embattled state party leader Michael Madigan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania.
SPRINGFIELD – Justice David Overstreet, a Republican, defeated Justice Judy Cates, a Democrat, in the race to represent the 5th Judicial District of the Illinois Supreme Court. The district covers 37 counties in southern Illinois, including Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Jasper, and Clay counties.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday as Democratic challenger Joe Biden picked up a win in Wisconsin and fought President Donald Trump in other battleground states that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.
SPRINGFIELD — Voters have rejected a proposal to abolish Illinois' flat-rate income tax for one that would take a greater share from wealthier taxpayers.
Republicans Blaine Wilhour and Adam Niemerg will serve as members of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 107th and 109th Districts, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. Both races were large margin victories.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden were locked in tight races in battleground states across the country Tuesday night as they concluded an epic campaign that will shape America’s response to the surging pandemic and foundational questions of economic fair…
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in Illinois and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin won reelection on Tuesday, continuing a pattern of Democratic dominance in the state.
The Effingham County Board has two new members on the board Republican Elizabeth Huston, representing District F replacing Jeff Simpson, and Republican Norbert L. Soltwedel, who ran unopposed in District A and will replace Lloyd Foster. Simpson and Foster did not seek reelection.
SPRINGFIELD – Although nearly 3.6 million Illinoisans had already voted by Monday morning, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections, nearly 2.3 million ballots are still to be cast if the state is to match the 70.56 percent turnout of 2016.
It’s Election Day. Get live updates at effinghamdailynews.com and facebook.com/effinghamdailynews Local results are gathered by our staff and will be posted at this link. Statewide, congressional district and presidential election results are reported and winners declared by the Associated …
As he seeks a fifth term, Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin finds his top two opponents mounting challenges that are deeply rooted in their religious faith.
If there are undecided voters left in Effingham County as we lumber toward Election Day, you’d be hard-pressed to find them.
A court decision involving an appeal from a convicted sex offender who attempted suicide before trial has surfaced in the race for the state Supreme Court’s southern Illinois district between two sitting justices on that same court.
The race for the seat on the Illinois Supreme Court that represents 37 counties in southern Illinois is pitting a centrist Democratic candidate against a self-described “constitutional conservative” Republican.
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN — Claudia Swisher loves casting her ballot in person on Election Day, but this year COVID-19 health concerns are keeping her away from the polls.
Candidates for three state legislative districts in the Effingham area have raised nearly half a million dollars — with Republicans raising the bulk of that money.
Area officials charged with overseeing local election results have seen big increases in early and by-mail voters since the 2016 presidential election. And they say that vote-by-mail systems are reliable and secure.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached …
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce has canceled the forum for area legislative candidates that had been scheduled for Tuesday night.
Early voting began Thursday in Effingham County and across the state, and voters lined up to cast their ballots in what is sure to be a contentious election on the local, state and national stages.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a candidates forum on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Effingham Elks Lodge. Eric Zeller will moderate. It begins at 5:30 p.m.
Republican Darren Bailey captured his party’s nomination the 55th State Senate District on Tuesday. And since no Democrats ran in the primary, he’s virtually assured the seat after the November general election.
Dieterich resident Adam Niemerg defeated Andrew Hires of Olney for the Republican nomination for the 109th House District seat.
Four Republican candidates will be on the November ballot for seats on the Effingham County Board, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election.
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John W. Finfrock, 85, of Altamont, died at 7:53 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, at Kindred Hospital, Peoria. A public graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham with Pastor Van Brooks officiating. Memorials may be made to Asbury…
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