Illinois Republicans are reacting to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. Congressman Peter Roskam represents Chicago's western suburbs. He said the president is supporting spending levels that are too high.
As the political tides shift in Washington, "Eight Forty-Eight" asked what it meant for Illinois legislators. Thursday, host Alison Cuddy spoke to Democratic Congressman Mike Quigley about the first day of the 112th U.S.
Republican Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica appears to have lost in his re-election bid for the 16th District seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners. With 223 of 230 precincts reporting, Democrat Jeffrey Tobolski has 51 percent of the vote.
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
Updated At: 11:58pm Republican Judy Baar Topinka has won the race for Illinois comptroller.Democratic State Rep. David Miller conceded the race earlier this evening. He said he called Republican Judy Baar Topinka to offer his best wishes.
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.