Local Turnout Mixed

While there are no numbers until after the polls closed at 7 p.m., it appears the Rockford mayoral election has garnered the most attention from voters. Many polls in the city have been moderately busy throughout the day. A turnout of about 50% has been predicted by some experted.

In Stephenson County, Freeport voters have been steady, but not heavy at many precincts. Poll watchers there were please by the turnout, and through mid-afternoon in Belvidere, where a pair of school referendums are being contested, turnout has not been heavy.

Overall, 23 News is told that there have been few problems. 23 News will have complete coverage of the tonight at 10 p.m.