Northwestern Illinois is my home district, and they are in the process of electing a new D.S. today. I haven't heard any updates thus far, but my dad is their District Secretary, and he told me a while back he was anticipating it might take as many as 10 ballots. I have heard several names mentioned as possibilities, but it's an open ballot, so they're starting from scratch.
Please join me in prayer for God's will to be done in Northwestern Illinois.