Quigley keeps 5th Congressional seat
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley is set once again to represent the 5th Congressional district.
In a three-way race, Quigley fended off Republican challenger Vince Kolber, who also ran in 2014, and Green Party candidate Rob Sherman.
With 77 of 79 Cook County precincts and 424 out of 437 city of Chicago precincts reporting by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, the incumbent Democrat garnered 187,308 votes to 66,678 votes for Kobler, and 12,793 votes for Sherman.
These results are unofficial since early voting ballots, provisional ballots and vote-by-mail ballots are not included.
"Now more than ever, we need to spend taxpayer dollars wisely and make smarter investments that will grow our economy and create jobs," Quigley said.
Quigley, of Chicago, has held the seat since 2009. He said he was seeking another term to keep working toward bipartisan budget solutions in Congress.
The 5th Congressional District mainly covers Chicago, as well as parts of Oakbrook, Elmhurst, North Lake, River Forest, Bensenville, Des Plaines and Elk Grove.
Quigley is the only Illinois member of the House Appropriations Committee, and is the ranking Democrat on the Emerging Threats subcommittee of the House Intelligence Committee.