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Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Quinn Concedes

Clears path for Rauner to move into the governor's office


Still A Push By Dems For Immigration Reform

President still has the power of the pen


Turner Optimistic Despite Poor Democrat Showing in Local Races

Doris Turner says she's proud of her organization for its recently completed get out the vote efforts.


Durbin Prepares for Life in the Minority

When a new U.S. Senate is seated, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will find himself in the minority.


Scherer Defeats Bell in 96th Representative Race

Republican Mike Bell has conceded in the race to incumbent Democrat Sue Scherer.

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Topinka Wins Reelection as Comptroller

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has been re-elected to a second term over Democratic challenger Sheila Simon.


Rauner Defeats Quinn in Divisive Governor’s Race

Republican businessman Bruce Rauner has unseated Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, ending Democrats' 12-year grip the state.


Davis Defeats Callis in IL 13th

Congressman Rodney Davis will return to Washington for a second term. He defeated Democrat challenger Ann Callis.

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Lisa Madigan Wins Reelection as Attorney General

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been re-elected to a fourth term over Republican candidate Paul Schimpf.


Durbin Defeats Oberweis in U.S. Senate Race

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has defeated Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis to win a fourth term.


Bogus Robocalls Dissuade Chicago Election Judges from Showing Up

At least 2,000 judges out of more than 10,000 scheduled to work were no-shows.

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Durbin Just Focusing on Election Day For Now

Senior senator says he doesn't anything for granted


Voter Turn-Out Expected To Be Above 50%

Things running smoothly at the polls


Five Chances to Vote Yes or No

Two constitutional amendments and three non-binding referenda


The Big Day Is Here!

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Grimm Complains About “Half-Truths” Leveled by Republicans

There has been no shortage of misrepresentations and half-thruths told during this campaign – so much so that even the Libertarian candidate is complaining.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner Stops in Springfield, Vows to End “100 Years” of Dem. Rule

Joined by his wife, running mate, former Gov. Jim Edgar, and other Republicans, Rauner tried to close the sale.


Illinois Early Voting Up Significantly This Year

The Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections is reporting a significant uptick in early voting totals this year in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

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Crash Kills Girl, 17


Springfield teen dies after Riverton crash

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Madigan Files Pension Appeal


Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.

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Chicago Couple Sues Aviation Company Over Crash


A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.

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$4.5 Million Headed To Illinois Food Banks; Springfield Included


The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization.