News

Barr Wins GOP Sangamon Co. Sheriff’s Race

Barr Wins GOP Sangamon Co. Sheriff’s Race

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Its back to the work-a-day world for Sangamon County Undersheriff Jack Campbell.

Defeated by Wes Barr in the GOP primary for sheriff, Campbell says after a brief vacation, it will be time to return to his career.

“My job right now is to run the sheriff’s office as second in command and I intend to do that.  I have an obligation to the sheriff, and our employees, and the taxpayers.  If Wes has a question of me, I will be more than happy to answer his questions and help him in any way he would like help” says Campbell.

Campbell says he has no regrets in how he ran his campaign.  Barr won the contest 53 percent to 47 percent.  The undersheriff is not eligible to retire until 2016 and he says he’ll play whatever role the new sheriff assigns to him.

Campbell says he will begin to work with Barr in the campaign leading up to November’s general election to ensure the office remains in the hands of the GOP.

Barr faces Jeffrey Reagan in November.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Hundreds Turn Out in Chatham to Talk Water

Chatham2

Complaints about water quality in Chatham pour in

in Local

Some Want Rail Crossing “Quiet Zones”

railroad

3rd Street corridor too noisy for some residents

in Local

Lincoln Library Receives Sizable Gift

lincoln library

Estate of local icon provides large gift to public library for upgrades

in Local

Topinka Honored, Remembered in Memorial Service

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2002 file photo, Illinois state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka participates in a Republican campaign rally in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term for state comptroller in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

Friends, family, and politicians bid their final farewell to Judy Baar Topinka.

in Local

Deliberations Begin in IDPH Grant Fraud Case

dingle

A federal jury has started deliberating on whether a Chicago businessman and his wife stole $3.4 million they received in Illinois state grant funds.