SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — After clinching a 58-42 percent victory over Republican challenger Frank Edwards, incumbent Democratic Mayor Jim Langfelder sat down with WCIA in his first post-election interview to mend fences with people who voted for his rival, and he set out to correct the record about the city’s reputation that took a bit of a black eye during the heat of the campaign battle.
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