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See Which Candidates Chicago-Area Newspapers Have Endorsed

From governor to attorney general and beyond, papers have made their calls

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    ReAs races across Illinois continue to heat up ahead of the March primary, newspapers in the state have been announcing their endorsements.

    From governor to attorney general and beyond, papers have made their calls for what could be one of the most contentious, and expensive, political seasons the state has seen.  

    Here's a look at the endorsements so far:

    Chicago Sun-Times

    Illinois Governor

    Republican — Bruce Rauner
    Democrat — J.B. Pritzker

    Illinois Attorney General

    Republican — Erika Harold
    Democrat — Sharon Fairley

    U.S. Congressional

    Illinois 2nd District

    Democrat — Robin Kelly
    Republican — John F. Morrow

    Illinois 3rd District

    Democrat — Dan Lipinski

    Illinois 4th District

    Democrat — Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

    Illinois 5th District

    Democrat — Mike Quigley

    Illinois 6th District

    Democrat — Kelly Mazeski

    Illinois 7th District

    Democrat — Danny K. Davis
    Republican — Jeffrey A. Leef

    Illinois 9th District

    Republican — D. Vincent Thomas Jr.

    Illinois 10th District

    Republican — Jeremy Wynes

    Illinois 11th District

    Republican — Nick Stella

    Illinois 14th District

    Democrat — Matthew Brolley

    Cook County Board President

    Democrat — Toni Preckwinkle

    Cook County Treasurer

    Democrat — Maria Pappas

    Cook County Assessor

    Democrat — Frederick "Fritz" Kaegi

    Illinois State Senate

    8th District

    Democrat — Ram Villivalam

    20th District

    Democrat — Iris Y. Martinez

    27th District

    Democrat — Joe Sonnefeldt

    Illinois State House

    1st District

    Democrat — Daniel J. Burke

    4th District

    Democrat — Alyx S. Pattison

    5th District

    Democrat — Dilara Sayeed

    14th District

    Democrat — Kelly M. Cassidy

    17th District

    Democrat — Mary Rita Luecke

    19th District

    Democrat — Robert Martwick

    24th District

    Democrat — Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez

    25th District

    Democrat — Adrienne Irmer

    27th District

    Democrat — Justin Q. Slaughter

    28th District

    Democrat — Mary Carvlin

    29th District

    Democrat — Thaddeus Jones

    31st District

    Democrat — Willie Preston

    38th District

    Democrat — Debbie Meyers-Martin

    42nd District

    No Republican endorsement

    46th District

    Republican — Jay Kinzler

    47th District

    Democrat — James M. "Jim" Caffrey

    49th District

    Republican — Tonia Jane Khouri

    53rd District

    Republican — Eddie Corrigan

    56th District

    No Republican endorsement

    59th District

    Democrat — Daniel Didech

    Republican — Marko Sukovich

    62nd District

    Republican — Ken Idstein

    82nd District

    Republican — Jim Durkin

    Chicago Tribune

    Illinois Gubernatorial

    Democrat — Chris Kennedy

    Republican — Bruce Rauner

    Illinois Attorney General

    Democrat — Sharon Fairley

    Republican — Erika Harold

    Cook County Assessor

    Democrat — Frederick "Fritz" Kaegi

    Cook County Board President

    Democrat — Toni Preckwinkle

    Cook County Treasurer 

    Democrat — Maria Pappas

    U.S. Congressional

    Illinois 2nd District

    Democrat — Robin Kelly

    Republican — Patrick Harmon

    Illinois 3rd District

    Democrat — Dan Lipinski

    Illinois 4th District

    Democrat — Sol A. Flores

    Illinois 5th District

    Democrat — Mike Quigley

    Illinois 6th District

    Democrat — Carole Cheney

    Illinois 7th District

    Democrat — Danny K. Davis

    Republican — Jeffrey A. Leef

    Illinois 9th District

    Republican — Sargis Sangari

    Illinois 10th District

    Republican — Jeremy Wynes

    Illinois 11th District

    Republican — Nick Stella

    Illinois 12th District 

    No endorsement

    Illinois 13th District

    Democrat — Erik Jones

    Illinois 14th District

    Democrat — Lauren Underwood

    Illinois 15th District

    Democrat — Kevin Gaither

    Illinois 16th District

    Democrat — Amy "Murri" Briel

    Republican — Adam Kinzinger 

    Illinois 18th District

    Democrat — Darrel Miller

    Republican — Darin LaHood 

    Illinois State Senate 

    8th District

    Democrat — Ram Villivalam 

    20th District

    Democrat — Bart Goldberg 

    27th District

    Democrat — Ann Gillespie

    54th District

    Republican — Jason Plummer 

    57th District

    Republican — Tanya Hildenbrand 

    Illinois State House 

    1st District

    Democrat — Aaron M. Ortiz

    4th District

    Democrat — Delia C. Ramirez

    5th District

    Democrat — Dilara Sayeed

    14th District

    Democrat — Kelly M. Cassidy

    17th District

    Democrat — Candace Chow

    19th District

    Democrat — Robert Martwick

    24th District

    Democrat — Robert Rafael Reyes

    25th District

    Democrat — Curtis J. Tarver II

    27th District

    Democrat — Tawana J. (T.J.) Robinson

    28th District

    Democrat — Mary Carvlin

    29th District

    Democrat — Corean Davis

    31st District

    Democrat — Mary E. Flowers

    38th District

    Democrat — Cecil J. Matthews Jr.

    42nd District

    Republican — Amy L. Grant

    46th District

    Republican — Gordon (Jay) Kinzler

    47th District

    Democrat — James M. "Jim" Caffrey

    49th District

    Republican — Tonia Jane Khouri

    53rd District

    Republican — Eddie Corrigan

    56th District

    Republican — Jillian Rose Bernas

    59th District

    Democrat — Susan Malter

    Republican — Marko Sukovic

    62nd District

    Republican — Adam Solano

    67th District

    Democrat — Maurice A. West II

    70th District

    Democrat — Paul Stoddard

    82nd District

    Republican — Jim Durkin

    89th District

    Republican — Steven R. Fricke

    93rd District

    Republican — Joshua L. Griffith

    100th District

    Republican — Jonas Hicks Petty

    101st District

    Republican — Dan Caulkins

    105th District

    Republican — Dan Brady

    107th District

    Republican — Blaine Wilhour

    108th District

    Republican — Don Moore

    109th District

    Republican — Darren Bailey

    110th District

    Republican — Chris Miller

    115th District

    Republican — Paul Jacobs

    118th District

    Republican — Samuel K. Stratemeyer

    Daily Herald 

    Illinois Gubernatorial

    Democrat — Chris Kennedy

    Republican — Bruce Rauner 

    U.S. Congressional 

    Illinois 5th District

    Democrat — Mike Quigley 

    Illinois 6th District

    Democrat — Carole Cheney 

    Illinois 9th District

    Republican — Sargis Sangari 

    Illinois 10th District

    Republican — Jeremy Wynes

    Illinois 11th District

    Republican — Nick Stella

    Illinois 14th District

    Democrat — Lauren Underwood

    Illinois State Senate 

    27th District

    Democrat — Joe Sonnefeldt  

    57th District

    Illinois State House

    49th District

    Republican — Tonia Khouri 

    47th District

    Democrat — Jim Caffrey 

    62nd District

    Republican — Ken Idstein

    42nd District

    Republican — Burt Minor

    Herald & Review

    Illinois Gubernatorial

    Democrat — Daniel Biss

    Republican — Bruce Rauner

    The News-Gazette

    Illinois Gubernatorial

    Democrat — Chris Kennedy

    Republican — Bruce Rauner

    The Bloomington Pantagraph

    Illinois Gubernatorial

    Democrat — Daniel Biss

    Republican — Bruce Rauner

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