August 10, 2022


2022 primary election: McCombie leads 89th House District

Incumbent lawmaker Tony McCombie led retired police officer Victoria Onorato in the Republican primary polls Tuesday for the nomination to represent Illinois residents in the State House’s 89th District, according to unofficial results.

Polls closed for the Primary Election at 7 p.m. Results began trickling in Tuesday night, however, the tallies will not include any outstanding mail-in ballots yet to be counted. Results won’t be certified for two weeks after the election.

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, sitting lawmaker McCombie lead Onorato with 42.3% of the votes counties, according to Associated Press estimates.

McCombie received 4,971 votes throughout the district, as of 11 p.m., compared with 1,428 votes for Onorato.

In DeKalb County, McCombie received 951 votes, compared to Onorato’s 461, according to unofficial results with 65 out of 65 precincts reporting. The 89th district also includes a small southern tip of Boone County, where 146 votes were cast for McCombie and 87 for Onorato.

In Ogle County, McCombie received 2,782 votes, to Onorato’s 1,150.

The 89th district includes Carroll, DeKalb, Ogle, Boone and Jo Daviess counties. Results weren’t yet available from Carroll and Jo Daviess counties.

Onorato is from Byron, a retired police officer who served the public for 25 years as a police officer.

McCombie was the mayor of Savanna and is serving as the state representative for the 71st district.

District 89 includes northwestern Sycamore, Genoa, Kingston, Kirkland, southwestern Cherry Valley and Oregon and runs west to the Iowa border and north to the Wisconsin border.

This story was updated at 11:07 p.m. June 28, 2022 with election results from Boone and DeKalb counties. An additional update was made at 11:36 p.m. June 28, 2022 with results from Ogle County.