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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Illinois Democrats Sweep Statewide Offices, Flip House Seats

Illinois Democrats Sweep Statewide Offices, Flip House Seats

Democrats were dominating in Illinois on Tuesday, winning all statewide offices and flipping two Republican-held congressional seats, including one that's been in GOP hands for decades. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 10:09 PM
Raoul Evokes Trump, National 'Decency' in Victory Speech

Raoul Evokes Trump, National 'Decency' in Victory Speech

Kwame Raoul said in his victory speech Tuesday night that attorneys general throughout the nation need to be more collaborative because of "the direction" President Donald Trump is taking the nation. Watch »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 9:50 PM
Rauner Calls For Unity in Concession Speech

Rauner Calls For Unity in Concession Speech

Gov. Bruce Rauner called for an end to partisan politics Tuesday in his concession speech after losing his bid for re-election to J.B. Pritzker. Watch »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 7:18 PM

Illinois Live Voting Results by County, Precinct

Illinois Live Voting Results by County, Precinct

See how Illinois residents voted in the U.S. Senate and Congressional races in the 2018 midterm election. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 11:30 PM
'You Made History': Underwood Defeats Hultgren in 14th District

'You Made History': Underwood Defeats Hultgren in 14th District

"Look at what we built together," Lauren Underwood told supporters after winning the race for Illinois' 14th Congressional District Tuesday night, defeating incumbent GOP Rep. Watch »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 11:31 PM

Casten Defeats Roskam in Race for Illinois’ 6th District

Democrat Sean Casten won the race for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District Tuesday night, NBC News projected, defeating incumbent GOP Rep. Peter Roskam in a high-profile and contentious election. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 7:58 PM

Braun Defeats Donnelly in Indiana Senate Race: NBC News

Braun Defeats Donnelly in Indiana Senate Race: NBC News

Republican Mike Braun defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in the U.S. Senate race in Indiana Tuesday night, NBC News projected. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 11:30 PM

Underwood Defeats Hultgren in Illinois’ 14th District: AP

Democrat Lauren Underwood won the race for Illinois' 14th Congressional District Tuesday night, the Associated Press projected, defeating incumbent GOP Rep. Randy Hultgren in a stunning victory. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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By Shelby Bremer

These Are the Candidates Running for Illinois Governor

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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner (Republican)
  • J.B. Pritzker (Democrat)
  • Kash Jackson (Libertarian)
Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018 at 10:52 PM

Davis Defeats Londrigan in Illinois’ 13th District: NBC News

Davis Defeats Londrigan in Illinois’ 13th District: NBC News

GOP Rep. Rodney Davis won the race for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District Tuesday night, NBC News projected, fending off a challenge from Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. Read »

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