Governor

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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