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Coal City trustee wins by 1 vote as Grundy County final tallies are reported

MORRIS – Several closely contested local elections concluded Wednesday at the Grundy County Courthouse once all mail-in ballots and the final provisional vote count was in.

Coal City trustees, who had the closest race in the county, finished with Sarah Beach beating David Togliatti by one vote.

With five people running for three seats, the final count is Justin Wren at 522, Timothy Bradley 491, Sarah Beach 424, David Togliatti 423 and Georgette Vota with 390 votes.

Two highly contested races in Erienna Township, which resulted in calls and visits to both the clerk’s office and the state’s attorney’s office over electioneering, happened for clerk and highway commissioner.

Erienna township Clerk Gloria Mann won the race, 243 to 233, over Zoe Price, and Mark Mann won the Erienna Highway position over Terry Amerman in a 238 to 234 final vote count.

Nettle Creek School District 24C was a close races with five people running for four seats. The final results Wednesday echoed the election night results with Kimberly Phillips and Jacqueline Nusbaumer tying with 119 votes, Michele Carlson receiving 113, Gerig Robinson getting 104, votes and Jenae Wise receiving 100 votes.

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