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  • Naperville’s Wehrli wins in 41st House District Nov 4, 2014 11:17 PM
    Naperville City Council member Grant Wehrli has won a seat in the state legislature to represent the 41st House District, handily beating Democratic opponent Ed Agustin. Wehrli claimed 68 percent of the vote. “The first thing I want to focus on is getting our financial house in order,” he said. “We need to reprioritize our spending on things. Education would be a high priority for me, but it all must be done in a balanced budget.”

  • McSweeney wins second term in state House Nov 5, 2014 12:32 AM
    Republican state Rep. David McSweeney is headed for a second term in Springfield, easily defeating Democratic challenger Bill Downs in the race for the Illinois House 52nd District seat, according to unofficial results Tuesday. “I’m very thankful to my constituents and I will continue my fight to lower taxes and reduce spending in Springfield,” McSweeney said.

  • Wood Dale‘s Winger wins House 45 seat Nov 5, 2014 12:35 AM
    Republican Christine Winger, a member of the Wood Dale City Council, won the 45th House District seat Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Jenny Burke.

  • Morrison cruises to another term in Illinois House Nov 5, 2014 12:04 AM
    Incumbent Rep. Tom Morrison won a third term in the state legislature Tuesday night, cruising to victory over Democratic newcomer Laddi Singh in the race for the Illinois House 54th District seat, according to unofficial results. “I am really grateful that the people of this district approve of what I stand for,” said Morrison, who first captured the seat in 2010. “Ever since I first got elected I’ve tried to be a true representative of the wishes of the voters in the 54th District.”

  • Wheeler defeats Mains in District 64 Nov 4, 2014 11:04 PM
    Republican state Rep. Barbara Wheeler handily dispatched her opponent in the 64th House District race Tuesday. With all 38 precincts in Lake County and 49 precincts in McHenry County reporting, Wheeler garnered 20,284 votes, or more than 69 percent, in unofficial tallies against Democrat Joel Mains, who had 8,943 votes.

  • Republican Jesiel retains state House seat Nov 4, 2014 9:49 PM
    Republican state Rep. Sheri Jesiel secured a full term in the House on Tuesday. Jesiel had a strong lead over Democratic challenger Loren Karner all night in the race for the 61st District seat. With ballots in all 70 precincts counted Tuesday, Jesiel had 17,498 votes to Karner’s 12,547, unofficial results showed. That count gives Jesiel more than 58 percent of the vote.

  • Nekritz retains hold on north suburban House 57 Nov 5, 2014 12:39 AM
    State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, one of the authors of the state's pension reform package, easily held onto her north suburban House 57 seat Tuesday night over Mount Prospect tax attorney Bill Grossi.

  • Villa Park’s Conroy claims second term in 46th Nov 5, 2014 1:08 AM
    Democrat Deb Conroy of Villa Park won her second term to represent the 46th House District in Springfield, defeating Republican candidate Heidi Holan. Conroy garnered 11,730 votes while Holan received 10,783 votes.

  • Suburban Dems help party keep majority Nov 5, 2014 1:22 AM
    Besieged suburban Democrats who clung to narrow leads in the races for their Illinois House seats played a key role in their party’s hopes to maintain one advantage despite the Republicans’ apparent victory in the race for governor Tuesday.

  • Longtime incumbent McAuliffe re-elected in 20th House Nov 5, 2014 12:34 AM
    Longtime state legislator Mike McAuliffe — the only elected Republican in Chicago — said Tuesday after winning another 2-year term to the state House that part of his staying power is connecting with voters.

  • Sente, re-elected in House 59, looks ahead to budget reform Nov 5, 2014 12:56 AM
    Carol Sente, re-elected to the House 59 seat in the Illinois legislature, says her priority will be budget reform and economic development once she returns to Springfield.

  • Moeller leads with Cook County majority in 43rd House race Nov 4, 2014 9:45 PM
    Incumbent Anna Moeller of Elgin leads Jeffrey Meyer, also of Elgin, in the 43rd House District race with most Cook County precincts reporting and some Kane County numbers trickling in.

  • Crespo beats Juarez for second time in 44th District Nov 4, 2014 11:38 PM
    Democratic state Rep. Fred Crespo beat his second-time Republican rival Ramiro Juarez with 54.4 percent of the vote and 52 of 55 precincts reporting. . “I’m very impressed by the voters of the 44th District,” Crespo said late Tuesday.

  • Mussman narrowly keeps 56th District House seat Nov 5, 2014 1:26 AM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman narrowly defeated Republican challenger Jim Moynihan to hold onto her 56th District state House seat, according to unofficial results early Wednesday morning. “I’m certainly happy to have squeaked by,” Mussman said.

  • Moylan defeats Thillens for second term in 55th District House Nov 5, 2014 12:35 AM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan may have only beat Republican opponent Mel Thillens by a slim margin in Tuesday’s election, but he says he doesn’t mind being in a competitive district. “I worked the district very hard. We’ve hit houses twice sometimes,” said Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat who was elected to his second term in the state House’s 55th District.

  • Democratic incumbent Sam Yingling edges Drobinski in tight 62nd state House race Nov 5, 2014 12:19 AM
    Democratic incumbent Sam Yingling edges Republican challenger Rod Drobinski to reclaim his state House 62nd District seat.

  • Democrat Link running away in state senate race Nov 4, 2014 10:24 PM
    Democratic state Sen. Terry Link retained his seat in convincing fashion in Tuesday’s election. He defeated Republican Don Wilson, a Gurnee trustee who made his first run for a state-level office.

  • Hot races in DuPage County Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Voters throughout DuPage County will travel to the polls on Tuesday to pick who will represent them at the county, state and congressional level. Here’s a look at four of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

  • Hot races in Lake County Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Many incumbent candidates in federal, state and local governments have faced stiff, and often contentious challenges, during what has been a heated and often nasty midterm election campaign. The Lake County ballot contains several hot races, including the 10th Congressional, Lake County Sheriff and the 62nd and 59th state legislative districts.

  • Hot races in the Northwest suburbs Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Voters in the Northwest suburbs will travel to the polls Tuesday to pick who will represent them at the county, state and congressional level. Here’s a look at four of the hottest races voters will be deciding.

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