(Photo Credit: Dale Fowler Public Facebook Page)
Harrisburg Mayor Dale Fowler has beat Gary Forby in the 59th District Race for State Senator. Forby has held the Illinois State Senate seat since 2003 and he previously served two years in the Illinois house. Forby conceded the race early in the night when about 54 percent of precincts were reported. Fowler has spent two decades working for the Illinois Department of Corrections and he was appointed mayor of Harrisburg in 2014.