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    See Which Candidates Chicago-Area Newspapers Have Endorsed
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    As political campaigns in Illinois continue to heat up ahead of Election Day, newspapers across the state have offered their endorsements. 

    With the race for governor at the top of the ballot, all the way down to the local contests, here's a look at who publications have backed so far: 

    Chicago Sun-Times

    Statewide

    • Illinois Governor – J.B. Pritzker (D)
    • Illinois Attorney General – Kwame Raoul (D)
    • Illinois Comptroller – Susana Mendoza (D)
    • Illinois Treasurer – Michael Frerichs (D)
    • Illinois Secretary of State – Jesse White (D)

    U.S. Congressional

    • Illinois 1st District – Bobby Rush (D)
    • Illinois 2nd District – Robin Kelly (D)
    • Illinois 3rd District – Dan Lipinski (D)
    • Illinois 4th District – Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D)
    • Illinois 5th District – Mike Quigley (D)
    • Illinois 6th District – Sean Casten (D)
    • Illinois 7th District – Danny K. Davis (D)
    • Illinois 8th District – Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)
    • Illinois 9th District – Jan Schakowsky (D)
    • Illinois 10th District – Brad Schneider (D)
    • Illinois 11th District – Bill Foster (D)
    • Illinois 14th District – Lauren Underwood (D)
    Cook County
    • Cook County Assessor – Frederick "Fritz" Kaegi (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 3rd District – Bill Lowry (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 8th District – Luis Arroyo Jr. (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 9th District – Peter Silvestri (R)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 11th District – John Daley (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 13th District – Larry Suffredin (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 14th District – Scott Britton (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 15th District – Timothy Schneider (R)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 17th District – Sean Morrison (R)

    Chicago Tribune

    Statewide

    • Illinois Governor – Bruce Rauner (R)
    • Illinois Attorney General – Erika Harold (R)
    • Illinois Comptroller – Susana Mendoza (D)
    • Illinois Treasurer – Michael Frerichs (D)
    • Illinois Secretary of State – Jesse White (D)

    U.S. Congressional

    • Illinois 1st District – Jimmy Lee Tillman II (R)
    • Illinois 2nd District – Robin Kelly (D)
    • Illinois 3rd District – Dan Lipinski (D)
    • Illinois 4th District – Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D)
    • Illinois 5th District – Mike Quigley (D)
    • Illinois 6th District – Peter Roskam (R)
    • Illinois 7th District – Danny K. Davis (D)
    • Illinois 8th District – Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)
    • Illinois 9th District – Jan Schakowsky (D)
    • Illinois 10th District – Douglas Bennett (R)
    • Illinois 11th District – Bill Foster (D)
    • Illinois 12th District – No endorsement
    • Illinois 13th District – Rodney Davis (R)
    • Illinois 14th District – Randy Hultgren (R)
    • Illinois 15th District – John Shimkus (R)
    • Illinois 16th District – Adam Kinzinger (R)
    • Illinois 17th District – Cheri Bustos (D)
    • Illinois 18th District – Darin LaHood (R)
    Cook County
    • Assessor – Fritz Kaegi (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 3rd District – Bill Lowry (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 8th District – no endorsement
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 9th District – Peter Silvestri (R)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 11th District – John Daley (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 13th District – Larry Suffredin (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 14th District – Gregg Goslin (R)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 15th District – Timothy Schneider (R)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 17th District – Sean Morrison (R)

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

    • For three six-year terms – Debra Shore (D), Kari K. Steele (D), Marcelino Garcia (D)
    • For two two-year terms – Kimberly Neely Dubuclet (D) Cameron 'Cam' Davis (D)

    Illinois State Senate

    • 9th District – Laura Fine (D)
    • 21st District – Michael Connelly (R)
    • 23rd District – Seth Lewis (R)
    • 24th District – Chris Nybo (R)
    • 26th District – Dan McConchie (R)
    • 27th District – Tom Rooney (R)
    • 29th District – Julie Morrison (D)
    • 30th District – Terry Link (D)
    • 32nd District – Mary Mahady (D)
    • 33rd District – Donald DeWitte (R)
    • 36th District – Neil Anderson (R)
    • 38th District – Sue Rezin (R)
    • 41st District – John Curran (R)
    • 45th District – David Simpson (D)
    • 48th District – Andy Manar (D)
    • 54th District – Jason Plummer (R)
    • 57th District – Christopher Belt (D)
    • 59th District – Dale Fowler (R)
    Illinois State House
    • 15th District – Amanda Biela (R)
    • 17th District – Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D)
    • 18th District – Robyn Gabel (D)
    • 19th District – Robert Martwick (D)
    • 35th District – Fran Hurley (D)
    • 37th District – Margo McDermed (R)
    • 41st District – Grant Wehrli (R)
    • 42nd District – Amy Grant (R)
    • 43rd District – Andrew Cuming (R)
    • 44th District – Katy Dolan Baumer (R)
    • 45th District – no endorsement
    • 46th District – Gordon 'Jay' Kinzler (R)
    • 47th District – Deanne Mazzochi (R)
    • 48th District – Peter Breen (R)
    • 49th District – Tonia Khouri (R)
    • 50th District – Keith Wheeler (R)
    • 51st District – Mary Edly-Allen (D)
    • 53rd District – Eddie Corrigan (R)
    • 54th District – Tom Morrison (R)
    • 55th District – Marilyn Smolenski (R)
    • 56th District – Jillian Bernas (R)
    • 58th District – Bob Morgan (D)
    • 59th District – Karen Feldman (R)
    • 61st District – Sheri Jesiel (R)
    • 62nd District – Sam Yingling (D)
    • 64th District – Tom Weber (R)
    • 65th District – Dan Ugaste (R)
    • 68th District – Jake Castanza (D)
    • 69th District – Joe Sosnowski (R)
    • 70th District – Paul Stoddard (D)
    • 71st District – Tony McCombie (R)
    • 72nd District – no endorsement
    • 76th District – no endorsement
    • 77th District – Kathleen Willis (D)
    • 79th District – Lindsay Parkhurst (R)
    • 81st District – David Olsen (R)
    • 82nd District – Jim Durkin (R)
    • 84th District – Stephanie Kifowit (D)
    • 86th District – no endorsement
    • 88th District – Jill Blair (D)
    • 89th District – Andrew Chesney (R)
    • 90th District – Tom Demmer (R)
    • 91st District – no endorsement
    • 93rd District – John Curtis (D)
    • 94th District – Randy Frese (R)
    • 95th District – Avery Bourne (R)
    • 96th District – no endorsement
    • 97th District – Mark Batinick (R)
    • 98th District – Alyssia Benford (R)
    • 99th District – Mike Murphy (R)
    • 101st District – Dan Caulkins (R)
    • 104th District – Mike Marron (R)
    • 105th District – Dan Brady (R)
    • 107th District – Blaine Wilhour (R)
    • 109th District – Darren Bailey (R)
    • 110th District – Shirley Bell (D)
    • 111th District – no endorsement
    • 112th District – Katie Stuart (D)
    • 113th District – no endorsement
    • 114th District – no endorsement
    • 115th District – Terri Bryant (R)
    • 116th District – Jerry Costello (D)
    • 117th District – no endorsement
    • 118th District – Patrick Windhorst (R)

    Cook County Subcircuit Courts

    • 12th Subcircuit, Maki vacancy – Joel Chupack (D)
    • 13th Subcircuit, Crane vacancy – Gary Seyring (R)
    • 13th Subcircuit, Lawrence vacancy – Daniel Patrick Fitzgerald (R)
    • 13th Subcircuit, O’Donnell vacancy – Samuel Betar III (D)
    • 15th Subcircuit, Zelezinski vacancy – Scott McKenna (D)

    Daily Herald

    Statewide

    • Illinois Governor – J.B. Pritzker (D)
    • Illinois Attorney General – Kwame Raoul (D)
    • Illinois Secretary of State – Jason Helland (R)
    • Illinois Comptroller – Susana Mendoza (D)
    • Illinois Treasurer – Michael Frerichs (D)

    U.S. Congressional

    • Illinois 5th District – Mike Quigley (D)
    • Illinois 6th District – Peter Roskam (R)
    • Illinois 8th District – Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)
    • Illinois 9th District – No endorsement
    • Illinois 10th District – Brad Schneider (D)
    • Illinois 11th District – Bill Foster (D)
    • Illinois 14th District – Lauren Underwood (D)

    Cook County

    • Assessor – Fritz Kaegi (D)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 9th District – Peter Silvestri (R)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 14th District – Gregg Goslin (R)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 15th District – Timothy Schneider (R)
    • Cook County Board Commissioner, 17th District – Sean Morrison (R)

    Suburban Counties

    • Lake County Sheriff – Mark Curran (R)
    • Lake County Clerk – Carla Wyckoff (R)
    • Lake County Treasurer – David Stolman (R)
    • Kane County Sheriff – Donald Kramer (R)
    • Kane County Clerk – Jack Cunningham (R)
    • DuPage County Chairman – Dan Cronin (R)
    • DuPage County Sheriff – James Mendrick (R)
    • DuPage County Clerk – Jean Kaczmarek (D)
    • Will County Sheriff – Mike Kelley (D)
    • Will County Treasurer – Steve Weber (R)
    • Will County Clerk – Laurie McPhillips (R)

    Illinois State Senate

    • 21st District – Michael Connelly (R)
    • 23rd District – Seth Lewis (R)
    • 24th District – Chris Nybo (R)
    • 26th District – Dan McConchie (R)
    • 27th District – Tom Rooney (R)
    • 29th District – Julie Morrison (D)
    • 30th District – Soojae Lee (R)
    • 32nd District – Craig Wilcox (R)
    • 33rd District – Donald DeWitte (R)
    • 41st District – John Curran (R)

    Illinois State House

    • 41st District – Grant Wehrli (R)
    • 42nd District – Amy Grant (R)
    • 43rd District – Anna Moeller (D)
    • 44th District – Fred Crespo (D)
    • 45th District – Diane Pappas (D)
    • 46th District – Deb Conroy (D)
    • 47th District – Deanne Mazzochi (R)
    • 48th District – Terra Costa Howard (D)
    • 49th District – Tonia Khouri (R)
    • 50th District – Keith Wheeler (R)
    • 51st District – Mary Edly-Allen (D)
    • 53rd District – Mark Walker (D)
    • 54th District – Tom Morrison (R)
    • 55th District – Marty Moylan (D)
    • 56th District – Jillian Bernas (R)
    • 58th District – Rick Lesser (R)
    • 59th District – Daniel Didech (D)
    • 61st District – Sheri Jesiel (R)
    • 62nd District – Sam Yingling (D)
    • 64th District – Tom Weber (R)
    • 65th District – Dan Ugaste (R)
    • 77th District – Kathleen Willis (D)
    • 81st District – David Olsen (R)
    • 84th District – Stephanie Kifowit (D)

      The News-Gazette

      Statewide

      • Illinois Governor – Bruce Rauner (R)
      • Illinois Attorney General – Erika Harold (R)
      • Illinois Comptroller – Susana Mendoza (D)
      • Illinois Treasurer – Michael Frerichs (D)
      • Illinois Secretary of State – Jesse White (D)

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