Thaddeus Jones Fends Off Challenge; South Chicago Heights Wins Bond Vote

Voters say no to Steger-South Chicago Heights Library and Sauk Village 9-1-1.

In the 29th House District Democratic primary, 5,375 voters cast a ballot for Rep. Thaddeus Jones, Calumet City, to 1,975 who voted for challenger Kenny Williams, South Holland. There is no Republican candidate. The district includes the east end of Homewood, Chicago Heights, plus parts of Calumet City, South Holland, Steger, Crete, Sauk Village, Glenwood, Lynwood.

In South Chicago Heights, 243 yes votes were cast to 86 against on the question of letting South Chicago Heights issue $2.5 million in bonds to build a public safety facility, with three of four precincts counted.

Voters in the Steger-South Chicago Heights Library District decided against a tax hike on a vote of 510 against to 317 in favor, with five of six precincts reporting in Cook County and all four precincts in Will County, according to unofficial totals.

Sauk Village sought the ability to impose a $2 surcharge on each telecom connection to improve the emergency 9-1-1 system. That was voted down 356 to 108 with all eight precincts reporting Tuesday night.

All vote totals are unofficial.

Betty Thornton March 19, 2014 at 08:03 AM
Thank goodness Thaddeus Jones won the Illinois State Rep. nomination. Kenny Williams was kicked off the District 205 school board for his criminal past, but, yet, found over 1900 people to vote for him! He ran the district into the ground people! That was only a school district. What do you think he would have done for us down state? He is a self-centered, egotistical, selfish individual who only looks out for himself. He sure didn't care about the children he was responsible for in District 205. Congratulations, Rep. T. Jones.


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