Rockford, Illinois News

Race called: Dave Vella defeats John Cabello in Illinois’ 68th District

ROCKFORD — Democratic challenger Dave Vella has emerged in the winner over incumbent John Cabello in the race in Illinois’ 68th District.

According to officials, Vella has won the election by 239 votes. The tally comes about 90 minutes before the county’s 5 p.m. deadline to certify the results and after the county added 2,111 votes and the city added 197.

The final tally was 26,770 for Vella, a local attorney, and 26,531 for Cabello, a detective with the Rockford Police Department.

Cabello has reportedly asked for a recount.

Rockford Advocate will have more on this story as it develops.

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