Bruscato seals close victory for 17th Circuit Court Judge

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Democrat Joe Bruscato will be taking on a new role after he was elected as judge of the 17th Circuit Court over Republican Donna Honzel.

Bruscato will step into a role previously held by Rosemary Collins before her retirement. Bruscato served as Winnebago County State's Attorney prior to election.

The race ended up with one of the closest finishes locally. Bruscato (53,257) defeated Honzel (52,307) by less than 1,000 votes.