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8th Congressional District winner Tammy Duckworth enters her campaign headquarters at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village to the cheers.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

8th Congressional District winner Tammy Duckworth enters her campaign headquarters at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village to the cheers.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

8th Congressional District winner Tammy Duckworth enters her campaign headquarters at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village to the cheers.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

8th Congressional District winner Tammy Duckworth enters her campaign headquarters at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village to the cheers.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

8th District Congressman Joe Walsh watches election returns with his family at the Hilton Garden Inn in Addison. Walsh lost to challenger Tammy Duckworth.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

8th District Congressman Joe Walsh watches election returns with his family at the Hilton Garden Inn in Addison. Walsh lost to challenger Tammy Duckworth.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

25th District Senate candidate Corinne Pierog attends an election night party at Wild Monk in St. Charles.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Republican candidate Mike Nerheim greets supporters at Tacos El Norte in Gurnee as monitors election results in the Lake County State's Attorney race. Nerheim won the election.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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Republican candidate Mike Nerheim kisses his daughter, Grace, 5, as he monitors election results at Tacos El Norte in Gurnee Tuesday in the Lake County State's Attorney race. Nerheim won the election.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

42nd House District candidate Jeanne Ives attends an election night party at Wok n' Fire in Wheaton Tuesday. Ives won the seat.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

Ginger Johnson of West Chicago ,left, hugs 42nd House District candidate Jeanne Ives at Wok n' Fire in Wheaton Tuesday. Ives won the seat.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

59th House District candidate Carol Sente is greeted by well-wishers as she arrives to her victory party.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

59th House District candidate Carol Sente receives a hug from canvasser Chris Banville of Wonder Lake.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

State Rep. Randy Hultgren talks with supporter John O'Neill of McHenry at his campaign headquarters in St. Charles.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

56th District House candidate Michelle Mussman hugs her husband George at her campaign headquarters in Schaumburg after receiving word that she won re-election Tuesday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Kane County Board Chair candidate Chris Lauzen speaks with his wife Sarah, left. Katie and Robin Lawson, of Elburn, foreground left, and Donna Neely of Elburn also attended the election night party at Aurelio's Pizza in Geneva.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Kane County Chair candidate Chris Lauzen shares a laugh with 25th Senate District candidate Jim Oberweis during an election night party at Aurelio's Pizza in Geneva. Both were victorious in their campaigns.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

52nd House District candidate David McSweeney watches election results come in with his wife Margaret, from left, and daughters Melissa and Katie Tuesday night in his Barrington Hills home.

Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

Victorious Kane County Chair candidate Chris Lauzen and his wife Sarah leave Aurelio's Pizza in Geneva after an election night party.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

8th Congressional District candidate Tammy Duckworth celebrates victory at her campaign headquarters at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village with her husband Bryan Bowlsbey, mom, Lamai and brother Tom.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Nat Brautigam of Vernon Hills reacts during a Brad Schneider Northbrook election night party, as CNN announces Obama has won the Presidential election.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Nat Brautigam of Vernon Hills reacts during a Brad Schneider Northbrook election night party, as CNN announces Obama has won the Presidential election.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

8th District Congressman Joe Walsh speaks to supporters as he concedes defeat to Tammy Duckworth during an election night event at the Medinah Shrine Center in Addison.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

11th Congressional District candidate Bill Foster speaks at his election night party in Boilingbrook. Foster won.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

11th Congressional District candidate Bill Foster speaks at his election night party in Boilingbrook. Foster won.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Brad Schneider receives a hug as he takes the stage after winning the Illinois's 10th Congressional District race.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Brad Schneider appears with his wife Julie Dann and his sons Adam and Daniel at an election night party at the Hilton in Northbrook. Schneider won in his bid for the 10th Congressional District race.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 11/7/2012 12:02 AM

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Scenes from election night in the suburbs of Chicago. Candidates in Congressional districts as well as State Senate and State Representative races react to the results of General Election 2012.
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