Republican businessman Robert Dold has won the state's only open congressional seat by narrowly defeating three-time Democratic candidate Dan Seals.With 94 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday, Dold had 51 percent of the votes, compared with Seals' 49 percent.
Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn said he believes he's won the gubernatorial race. Republican state Senator Bill Brady earlier told supporters that the governor's race will not be decided tonight.
Voters next week in Illinois will be asked whether they want to re-hire a bunch of judges, including 68 in Cook County.After a judge is first elected, he or she never again has to face an opponent."At the end of each term, a judge has to run essentially against himself or herself," says Ma
For politicians in a supposedly "blue" state, quite a few Illinois Democrats are looking vulnerable right now. Republicans could pick up a number of statewide offices, and also a few congressional ones.