Voters affirmed incumbents in the 17th and 18th Congressional Districts. But Peoria County will have a new coroner.
Republican Johnna Ingersoll lost her bid for a fourth term to Jamie Harwood, 53 to 47 percent. Harwood says his background as a forensic nurse will bring changes to the coroner’s office.
“Every day, medicine changes and we work on an evidenced based best practice system everywhere in healthcare,” Harwood said. “There’s no reason the coroner’s system for investigating death shouldn’t be the exact same premise.”