Live Blogging: Skokie's Referendum, Lang vs Romano
We are live blogging results as they come in on Skokie's electrical aggregation referendum. We will also be posting live results of the Democrat Lou Lang and Republican Vincent Romano.
Update - 9:37 p.m.
Skokie's Electricity Aggregation Referendum passed, with 4,592 residents voting 'Yes,' or 71.06 percent while 1,870 voted 'No,' or 28.94 percent.
Meanwhile, Republican Vincent Romano, who will be running against Democrat Lou Lang in the 16th District came in with 1,632 votes.
Update - 8:41 p.m.
It looks like Skokie's electricity referendum is going to pass, as 40 of the 44 precincts have been reported. Of those, 4,210 have voted 'Yes,' or 71.42 percent and 1,685 have voted 'No,' or 28.58 percent.
Update - 8:11 p.m.
More results are in, and Democratic candidate Lou Lang has received 2,146 votes while Republican Vincent Romano has 1,160 votes. So far, 27 of the 34 precincts have reported.
Also, 39 of the 44 precincts have reported for Skokie's electricity referendum and 4,120 have voted 'Yes,' or about 71 percent, while 1,658 voted 'No,' or 28.7 percent.
UPDATE - 7:46 p.m.
A whopping 1,550 people have voted 'Yes' for Skokie's Electricity Referendum, or about 70 percent, while 643 have voted 'No,' or about 29 percent. Only 17 of the 44 precincts have reported.
Also, Democrat Lou Lang currently has 1,347 votes while Republican Vincent Romano has 746. So far, 17 of the 34 precincts have reported.
Editor's note - We will be updating this page throughout the evening with live results on Skokie's Electrical Aggregation Referendum. Simply hit refresh for the latest information.
In light of Summer 2011 power outages leaving residents disgruntled, the village is offering voters a chance to decide if Skokie should aggregate its electricity. According to the village, electric aggregation allows Skokie to "seek bids for the provision of aggregate electricity supply services to these customers, in hopes that the selected rate will be lower than the standard rate offered by ComEd."
If approved, the village will pursue competitive bids for its electric supply through the North Shore Electricity Aggregation Consortium.
Editor's note: Some portions of the article mentioned that Vincent Romano was a Democrat. This is incorrect. He is a Republican.