CHICAGO - Republicans throughout the state had leadership elections Wednesday night. Results from all the races are sketchy. Here is what we know so far:
Kane County Republicans elected as chairman Thomas Hartwell (Kane County Clerk of The Circuit Courts), treasurer Terry Hunt (Kane County Auditor), and secretary Connie Von Keudell (President of the Kane County Women's GOP). East Dundee Trustee Allen Skillicorn was appointed Vice Chairman.
"Every Kane County Republican wants to win elections. We all want a stronger economy and more jobs for Illinois. As Republicans we want every child to have a great education and to succeed at life. We would also do anything to protect our families," Allen Skillicorn said. "Kane County Republicans are united on these issues and look forward to turning around Illinois."
In Lake County's three-way race for county chairman there was a major upset as incumbent county chairman Robert Cook and Robert Brin lost to Mike Amrozowicz, who will serve for the next two years.
The new Madison County GOP Chairman Chris Slusser won with nearly 80 percent of the vote. Peoria area Tazewell County made a new chairman pick - Dennis Conover.
Cook County GOP ward and township committeemen re-elected Palatine Township GOP Chairman Aaron Del Mar as Republican chairman of the state's most populated county Wednesday night in Chicago.
“I would like to thank my fellow Republicans in Cook County for entrusting me with their support to lead our Party for the next two years,” Del Mar stated. “Now we must work together to face our biggest test. We must defeat Pat Quinn and the Democrats this November and finally elect a competent Governor to lead our great state.”
Darlene Ruscitti as DuPage County Republican Central Committee Chairman and Jeff Fawell as DCRCC Secretary.
Other winners are listed on Champion News include:
Bureau County- Eldon Entwhistle
Henry County- Jan Weber
Kendall County - Jessica Bannister
LaSalle County - Don Jensen
Macoupin County – Terri Koyne
McHenry County – Sandra Delgado
Mercer County – Dr. Brian Anseeuw
Rock Island County – Bill Bloom
County chairmen and the county chairmen then picked state central committee members based on congressional district boundaries. Incoming results may be found on the Illinois Republican Party's website.