Voters in the four counties comprising the 14th Judicial Circuit overwhelmingly supported judges seeking retention.
According to unofficial election results provided by the county clerks in Rock Island, Henry, Mercer and Whiteside counties, the following judges received the following number of votes:
--Jeffrey W. O'Connor, 83,484
-- Mark A. Vande Wiele, 82,174
-- Michael F. Meersman, 81,381
-- Stanley B. Steines, 79,138.
Voters also supported the retention of two 3rdDistrict Appellate court judges, Tom M. Lytton who received 82,018 votes and Daniel L. Schmidt, who received 80,524 votes in the four Quad-Cities area counties in the appellate district, which stretches across the state.
Today is Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2013. There are 22 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: All last week were favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather. The mercury ranged from 40 to 65 degrees and the ice is entirely gone out of the river. 1888 — 125 years ago: W.D. Reimers was given charge of the Weyerhaeuser-Denkmann mill in Davenport. 1913 — 100 years ago: Eight hundred or more tons of earth in six landslides, covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 — 75 years ago: Patrolman Joseph H. Schnelder, of Moline, has been awarded four medals for proficiency in marksmanship. He is the crack pistol shot of the Rock Island district. 1963 — 50 years ago: For the 83rd year, George Frederic Handel's "Messiah" was performed at Augustana College ushering in the spiritual aspect of the Christmas season. 1988 — 25 years ago: A water main break Thursday night, the fourth this week, affected 35 homes near the 2200 block of 39th Street, Rock Island, city officials said today.