Greg McHugh retained his position as Mercer County State's Attorney in Tuesday's general election.
Unofficial results from Mercer County show Mr. McHugh received 4,543 votes, 879 more than his Republican opponent Geoffrey Campbell, a Rock Island Republican, who received 3,664. Mr. McHugh, who was elected state's attorney in 2000, will be serving his fourth term in office.
In the coroner's race, Ron McNall won 65 percent of the votes, 5,408, over Republican candidate Rebecca Hanna, who received 2,841.
There were no surprises in the circuit clerk race, with lone candidate Republican Jeff Benson receiving all 6,936 votes cast.
On the adoption of the constitutional carry of arms ordinance, Mercer County voters' overwhelmingly voted yes, 6,376 to 1,789.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural. 1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m.. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.