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Two found dead in Lowell, Indiana

The Lake County, Indiana Coroner’s Office has identified two people found dead in their Lowell, Indiana home Tuesday morning. The case is being looked at as a possible murder-suicide.

James and Patricia Carlin were pronounced dead at 8:40 am. Both are 61-years-old. Both died from a gunshot wound. Further investigation continues.

The Coroner’s office is asking for help in locating family members. Anyone with information about these individuals is asked to call the Lake County coroner’s office at (219) 755-3265.

Lowell Police Chief Erik Matson said there is no threat to public safety.

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Republicans gain seats on Vermilion County Board

Republicans got the support of voters in Vermilion County (Tuesday) winning 10 of 15 seats that were up for election for the County Board.

Republican winners included: Darren Duncan in District 1, Charles ‘Chuck’ Mockbee III and Kevin Green in District 2, Charles Nesbitt and Joe Eakle in District 3, and Robert Mitch Weaver and Marla Mackiewicz in District 4.

Also winning a seat was Crisi Walls in District 5, Deanna Witzel and Tom Morse in District 6.

Democrat Cari West joins the County Board in District 7. Democrat winners also included Robert Boyd, Nancy O’Kane and Phearn Butler in District 8, and Becky Stark in District 9.

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New Coroner, Auditor & State’s Attorney in Vermilion County

Tuesday’s election brings new office-holders to Vermilion County. A new coroner and a new auditor will be seated. Jane McFadden, who will be retiring as Commander of the Danville Police Investigation Division, defeated Steve Cornett to win the Coroner’s position. McFadden will succeed Coroner Peggy Johnson, who did not seek re-election.

Long-time County Auditor Linda Lucas-Anstey was defeated by Republican Bill Wright.

Others winning county offices running without opposition include Circuit Clerk Dennis Gardner, Recorder of Deeds Dave Stone, and State’s Attorney Jacqueline Lacy.

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Parkhurst wins 79th Illinois House seat

Republican Lindsay Parkhurst defeated Democratic incumbent Kate Cloonen for Illinois’ 79th House seat in Tuesday’s election.

The seat was among the targets in Illinois as the GOP worked at wrestling control away from House Speaker Mike Madigan. Parkhurst won 53% of the vote to Cloonen’s 47%.

Other representatives, Tom Bennett and Chad Hays, were unopposed in their districts for re-election as Republicans.

A statement from Madigan’s office on the election results has Madigan saying “voters clearly stated they wish to maintain a wide Democratic majority in the Illinois House and maintain a strong check on Bruce Rauner and his anti-middle class agenda. Madigan said voters support the vision of the Democratic Party with the victories of Tammy Duckworth and Susanna Mendoza.

Parkhurst said her win is about change. She looks forward to getting to work for the people of the 79th District.

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Rowe wins State’s Attorney race in Kankakee County, Allen loses Treasurer’s office

In a hotly-contested campaign, Jim Rowe earned the voters trust in the race for Kankakee County State’s Attorney. Rowe defeated Republican Ed Glazar 53 - 47%. Rowe said it’s about change and reform in the prosecutors’ office.
Rowe picked up 24,314 votes to Glazar’s 21,282.

Nick Allen was appointed to the Treasurer’s job when Mark Frechette retired. Allen lost his bid to keep the job, losing to Republican Nick Africano. Africano was given 23, 660 votes to Allen’s 21, 262.

The Circuit Clerk’s race went to Sandra Cianci (27,296) over Jeffery Hackley (17, 817).

The Auditor’s contest was won by Jake Lee over Deborah Woodruff 23,394 to 21,098.

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