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  • 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.

  • Hot races in the Fox Valley Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    New sheriffs will be elected in Kane and McHenry counties on Tuesday. They are among the most hotly contested countywide and legislative contests on the ballot for Fox Valley voters this year.

  • Hot races in the Tri-Cities area Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Kane County sheriff's race highlights a roster of election contests Tuesday that are guaranteed to produce a new office holder. Other hotly contested races include: Kane County Board District 11, the 14th and 11th Congressional Districts, and the 50th State House seat.

  • Accusations fly over 44th District campaign mailer Nov 2, 2014 11:00 PM
    State Rep. Fred Crespo on Sunday denied any involvement with a campaign mailer insulting the Latino heritage of his opponent, Ramiro Juarez, and instead blamed the Republican’s own camp. Juarez said the flyer, which depicts him operating a lawn mower and refers to him as the “son of another illegal immigrant,” was so distressing that he stopped campaigning earlier than planned Sunday because he felt ill.

  • Parties, PACs pouring money into 56th District race Oct 30, 2014 10:57 PM
    Campaign contributions in the 56th District state House race show the contest between Democratic incumbent Michelle Mussman and Republican challenger Jim Moynihan is one both parties are taking seriously.

  • Three lanes of Addams Tollway opening Oct 29, 2014 10:29 AM
    The Illinois Tollway is opening three lanes of roadway in each direction between Rockford and Elgin as part of a $2.5 billion rebuilding project. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the development Tuesday. Officials say the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway — also known as Interstate 90 — will be a state-of-the-art road from Interstate 294 to Interstate 39.

  • New chairman of chief judges body named Oct 29, 2014 10:28 AM
    A northern Illinois judge who helped implement a cameras-in-court program has been selected to be chairman of a committee comprised of chief judges from around the state.

  • Yingling holds big fundraising lead in House 62 race Oct 29, 2014 5:28 PM
    Democratic incumbent state Rep. Sam Yingling is well ahead of Republican challenger Rod Drobinski in fundraising in the race for the 62nd District seat. Yingling has received about $417,000 in cash and in-kind contributions since July 1, about triple that of Drobinski, a Lake County gangs prosecutor.

  • Moylan and Thillens exchange differences one last time before election Oct 29, 2014 6:18 PM
    Candidates engaged in a tight battle for state representative of the 55th District met for one final time before Election Day to lay out their differences. State Rep. Marty Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat, and Republican opponent Mel Thillens, the Park Ridge park board president, largely held to familiar campaign themes Wednesday at their debate.

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