Illinois Election

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Governor’s Race: Rauner Unseats Quinn

In a major win with national implications for Republicans, businessman Bruce Rauner declared victory over incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, in one of the most bitterly fought elections in recent Illinois history.


Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross (Credit: CBS)

White, Madigan, Topinka Win Again

Illinois voters returned familiar faces to key state officer positions on Tuesday.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

U.S. House: Dold Tops Schneider, Other Chicago Area Incumbents Roll To Victory

In one of the most hotly contested House races in the country, Brad Schneider is running against GOP challenger Robert Dold.


Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin Wins Fourth Term, Defeating Jim Oberweis

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has been elected to his fourth term, defeating GOP businessman Jim Oberweis.


Bill Daley, who is considering a run for governor, called life in politics 'brutal.' (CBS)

Bill Daley To Decide On Governor Run In 60 Days

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he’ll decide in the next two months if he will run for Illinois governor.


An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Ex-Elections Chief: Not So Fast On Calling Gov Race

He says every single last vote needs to be counted first.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010

Photo Of U.S. And Gay Pride Flags (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Voters Angry At Dems Could Sway Election

Some are choosing to sit out this election or look for candidates other than Dems.