Illinois voters have given a purple tinge to a state that had gone increasingly blue in recent years.
Close to 52 percent of Chicago voters turned out to vote on Tuesday in the mid-term elections, the Chicago Board of Elections is reporting.
With Republican Joe Walsh’s victory in his northwest suburban district, Republicans will now hold 11 of the 19 seats in the Illinois congressional delegation.
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The race for Illinois governor is coming down to the wire, with Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn holding a razor-thin lead over Illinois State Sen. Bill Brady early Wednesday morning.
Longtime Republican legislator Dan Rutherford has won his bid to become Illinois’ next treasurer.
Democratic State Rep. David Miller has conceded in the race for Illinois comptroller.
Republicans have picked up three key congressional seats and two other races are still very close.
Democrats claimed at least 54 seats on their way to retaining a 60-vote majority in the Illinois House, but they continued to battle Tuesday evening to hold onto a big advantage.
Republican Adam Kinzinger has defeated first-term Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson in Illinois’ 11th congressional district.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has been defeated by Republican Randy Hultgren in Illlinois’ 14th congressional district.
Democrat Joseph Berrios will be Cook County’s next assessor, defeating independent Forrest Claypool.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has held on to his job for another term.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has won re-election to a third term.
Early results in the U.S. Senate race offer some good news for Democrat Alexi Giannoulias.
Early election results show Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn leading Republican Bill Brady in the race for Illinois governor.
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Gov. Pat Quinn says voting “is the best way that citizens can speak the language of democracy.”