5 things to know about Election 2017 results in Springfield

10:56 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Homepage
Staff Writer
Every voting booth was full at the First Christian Church on Middle Urbana Road Tuesday. Bill Lackey/Staff

Here are five notable things to know about Election Day 2017 in the Springfield region:

Incumbent commissioner Joyce Chilton and challengers Rob Rue and David Estrop appeared to be the winners at the polls on Tuesday, according to final, unofficial results from the Clark County Board of Elections.

Political newcomer Carol Dunlap, a former principal at Springfield High School, was the leading vote-getting Tuesday and won a seat on the Springfield City School District board of education. Incumbent Anita Biles took the second seat on the board with 32 percent of the vote. Incumbent Wanda Truss lost her seat Tuesday.

About 52 percent of voters cast ballots against the bond issue that would have built $117 million new schools in the community.

New Carlisle voters rejected a proposed ballot measure Tuesday that would have required a major change to the city’s income tax collections. The issue would have required the city to give a 100 percent income tax credit to New Carlisle residents who work in another city.

The Clark County Historical Society will have additional revenue for maintenance and improvement at the downtown Heritage Center after Tuesday’s election, but voters rejected a request for money to extend hours at the Champaign County Historical Society.

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