Democrats across the United States are smarting after election defeats Tuesday, but the party’s leader in Cook County is basking in victory after a bruising battle.Four candidates faced off to replace the retiring county assessor, Jim Houlihan.Forrest Claypool, an independent, raised the most
Republican Mark Kirk has captured the Senate seat once held by the president, dealing an embarrassing blow to Democrats.Kirk defeated Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias in one of the nation's ugliest and most closely watched Senate races. Giannoulias faced attacks over
Longtime Chicago alderwoman Toni Preckwinkle has been elected Cook County board president over Republican Roger Keats and Green Party candidate Tom Tresser.With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Preckwinkle had about 69 percen
Updated At: 12:02am The Associated Press has declared Republican Dan Rutherford the winner in the Illinois treasurer race over Democrat Robin Kelly.Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White were declared winners in their re-election bids earlier this evening.
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.