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East Peoria Times-Courier - East Peoria, IL
  • City council retains incumbents after election

  • East Peoria’s City Council will maintain a familiar look after the results from Tuesday’s consolidated election. Daniel Decker, Gary Densberger and Tim Jeffers, the three incumbent city commissioners seeking reelection, were chosen to serve another term. Newcomer Chad Joos was elected ...
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  • East Peoria’s City Council will maintain a familiar look after the results from Tuesday’s consolidated election.
    Daniel Decker, Gary Densberger and Tim Jeffers, the three incumbent city commissioners seeking reelection, were chosen to serve another term. Newcomer Chad Joos was elected to serve as the city’s fourth commissioner. The fourth current city councilman, Jim Weber, did not seek reelection.
    “(The new council) will continue to do good things for the city that they have been doing for the past four years,” East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus said on Tuesday night.
    Mingus added that he believed the incumbents were reelected because of the work they have done for the city.
    “I think overall the citizens are satisfied with the last four years and this election is indicative of that,” he said.
    Decker, Densberger, Jeffers and Joos were elected from a field of eight candidates running for city council. More than 2,700 votes were cast in the commissioner’s election.
    In East Peoria’s District 309 School Board election, the three incumbents Danny Densberger, Garth Knobeloch and Dennis Reinhart were all elected to serve another term.
    District 86’s School Board will feature several new faces for the next term. Sara Sparkman, the only incumbent seeking reelection, was chosen to serve another four years on the board. She will be joined by Chad Kramer and Dennis Vandiver.
     

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