WBEZ | election http://www.wbez.org/tags/election Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Behind-the-scenes at WBEZ's live election night event http://www.wbez.org/blogs/beyond-mic/2014-11/behind-scenes-wbezs-live-election-night-event-111084 <p><p>The scene was set&mdash;a contentious election season, tons of money pumped into the Dark Arts of campaigning, a hotly contested Illinois Gubernatorial race, and delicious Haymarket Pub beer.</p><p>On November 4, WBEZ hosts Niala Boodhoo and Melba Lara, along with producers, technicians, politician wranglers, event staff and over 200 locals descended upon the corner of Randolph and Halsted and covered the elections from 6 p.m. until just after 11 p.m.</p><p>Guests included Former Governor Jim Edgar, Congressman Danny Davis, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Bobby Rush, Senate President John Cullerton, State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Ron Sandack, RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard (former state senator) as well as, NPR&rsquo;s David Schaper, Reboot Illinois&rsquo; Madeleine Doubek, <em>Chicago Tribune</em>&rsquo;s Eric Zorn, <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em> Neil Steinberg and former <em>Sun-Times</em> Springfield bureau chief Dave McKinney.</p><p>Off the microphone, we were entertained by performers from <a href="http://publicaccesstheatre.org/">Oracle Theatre</a>, storytellers Dana Norris and Jim Padar, and the muilti-talented Andrew Edwards on keyboard.</p><p>It was a night to remember.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/electionnight2014-3.jpg" style="height: 300px; width: 200px;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/electionnight2014-15.jpg" style="height: 200px; width: 300px;" title="" />&nbsp;<img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/electionnight2014-36.jpg" style="height: 200px; width: 300px;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;<img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/electionnight2014-55.jpg" style="height: 267px; width: 400px;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/electionnight2014-95.jpg" style="height: 267px; width: 400px;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/electionnight2014-99.jpg" style="height: 200px; width: 300px;" title="" />&nbsp;<img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/electionnight2014-117.jpg" style="height: 200px; width: 300px;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/electionnight2014-118.jpg" style="height: 200px; width: 300px;" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><em>For more info about WBEZ Events, go to <a href="http://wbez.org/events">wbez.org/events</a>, check out our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wbez915">Facebook Page</a>, or follow <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZEvents">@WBEZEvents</a> on Twitter.</em><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/beyond-mic/2014-11/behind-scenes-wbezs-live-election-night-event-111084 Election results and U.S. foreign policy http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-05/election-results-and-us-foreign-policy-111067 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP889567958529.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In last night&#39;s midterm elections the Republicans won a majority in the Senate. We&#39;ll find out how that could affect U.S. foreign policy from James Lindsay, director of studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-election-results-and-foreign-policy/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-election-results-and-foreign-policy.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-election-results-and-foreign-policy" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Election results and U.S. foreign policy" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:14:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-05/election-results-and-us-foreign-policy-111067 Calls aimed at election judges dissuade attendance http://www.wbez.org/news/calls-aimed-election-judges-dissuade-attendance-111061 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/vote_4.PNG" alt="" /><p><p>A Chicago election official says bogus automated telephone calls made over the weekend may have dissuaded hundreds of city election judges from turning up at the polls on Election Day.</p><p>Election board spokesman Jim Allen told reporters Tuesday that at least 2,000 judges out of more than 10,000 scheduled to work were no-shows.</p><p>Officials say the calls falsely told the judges they needed to attend additional training sessions.</p><p>Allen described the calls as a &quot;dirty trick&quot; and &quot;malicious.&quot; Allen didn&#39;t say if Democrat or Republican-affiliated judges were more impacted.</p><p>Allen says election officials are asking a court to extend voting at six Chicago polling stations. He says that at least in some cases a shortage of judges contributed to the delays.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/calls-aimed-election-judges-dissuade-attendance-111061 Durbin defeats Oberweis, wins fourth term in Senate http://www.wbez.org/news/durbin-defeats-oberweis-wins-fourth-term-senate-111048 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Durbin AP.jpg" alt="" /><p><style type="text/css"> <!-- .audio { color: #000000; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .body { color: #000000; font: 13px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .byline { color: #003366; font: 12px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .bytitle { color: #003366; font: 10px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .byttl { color: #003366; font: bold 10px/12px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .headline { color: #000000; font: bold 20px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .newlinkcolor { color: white } .photo { color: #696969; font: 9px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .storylink { color: #003366; font: bold 12px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .tabletitle { color: #663333; font: bold 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .textlabel { color: #663333; font: bold 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .video { color: #000000; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } p { color: #000000; font: 13px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif }--> .eln-subhed-table { background-color: #fff; color:#333; font-family: "Raleway",Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; } .eln-state { display:none; } .eln-bodyregular, .eln-bodyreg-bar { color:#333; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; } .eln-bodyreg-bar { background-color: #f8f8f8; } .eln-office-name { font-family: "Raleway",Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color:#444444; } .eln-date { color:#999; font-family: "Raleway",Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; } span.eln-bodyregular { font-size: 12px; }</style> <p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has defeated Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis to win a fourth term.</p><p>The U.S. Senate&#39;s second-ranking Democrat had been expected to keep the seat he&#39;s held since 1997. During the campaign he pushed for a higher minimum wage and tax breaks for companies that keep jobs in the country. He&#39;s said he helped bring billions of dollars in federal funds back to Illinois.</p><p>A spokesman says he&#39;d address supporters later Tuesday.</p><p>During the campaign, Oberweis called Durbin a career politician and accused him of losing touch with voters. The Sugar Grove dairy entrepreneur said he had the business background to create jobs.</p><p>He told supporters Tuesday it was difficult to beat an incumbent in Democrat-heavy Illinois and he&#39;d continue working for Republicans in the state Senate.</p><p><strong style="font-size: 18.3999996185303px; text-align: center;">Election Results</strong><script language="JavaScript" src="http://hosted.ap.org/elections/2014/general/by_race/IL_15800.js?SITE=WBEZFMELN&SECTION=POLITICS"></script></p></p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/durbin-defeats-oberweis-wins-fourth-term-senate-111048 Rauner declares victory, Quinn concedes http://www.wbez.org/news/rauner-declares-victory-quinn-concedes-111047 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/rauner-celebration_0.png" alt="" /><p><style type="text/css"> <!-- .audio { color: #000000; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .body { color: #000000; font: 13px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .byline { color: #003366; font: 12px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .bytitle { color: #003366; font: 10px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .byttl { color: #003366; font: bold 10px/12px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .headline { color: #000000; font: bold 20px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .newlinkcolor { color: white } .photo { color: #696969; font: 9px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .storylink { color: #003366; font: bold 12px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .tabletitle { color: #663333; font: bold 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .textlabel { color: #663333; font: bold 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } .video { color: #000000; font: 11px Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif } p { color: #000000; font: 13px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif }--> .eln-subhed-table { background-color: #fff; color:#333; font-family: "Raleway",Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; } .eln-state { display:none; } .eln-bodyregular, .eln-bodyreg-bar { color:#333; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; } .eln-bodyreg-bar { background-color: #f8f8f8; } .eln-office-name { font-family: "Raleway",Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color:#444444; } .eln-date { color:#999; font-family: "Raleway",Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; } span.eln-bodyregular { font-size: 12px; }</style> <p><em>UPDATED Nov. 5, 3:38 p.m.</em></p><p>Republican businessman Bruce Rauner has unseated Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, ending Democrats&#39; 12-year grip on the state.</p><p>The matchup between the Winnetka venture capitalist and the Chicago Democrat was among the most competitive and costly nationwide. Rauner&#39;s win helps the GOP complete a near-sweep of Midwest governorships.</p><p>With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Rauner had a nearly 5 percentage point lead over Quinn. Rauner declared victory on election night, but Quinn said Tuesday night he&#39;d wait for all votes to be counted.</p><p>On Wednesday, Quinn conceded the race and said it was clear his campaign didn&#39;t have the votes to overcome Rauner&#39;s lead.</p><p>Quinn first became Illinois governor in 2009 in the wake of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich&#39;s corruption scandal. He narrowly won in 2010 over Republican state Sen. Bill Brady.</p><p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/calls-aimed-election-judges-dissuade-attendance-111061">Dirty trick&#39; robocalls dissuaded Chicago election judges from polls</a></strong></p><p>Quinn had pushed issues affecting everyday people. He also reminded voters how he navigated Illinois out of crisis after the two previous governors went to prison. He tried to paint Rauner as an out-of-touch multimillionaire.</p><p>Rauner countered by saying a vote for Quinn would support politics as usual.</p><p>He began his run with a statewide push for term limits, then focused on a federal lawsuit scrutinizing hiring under Quinn and the incumbent&#39;s support for make a tax increase permanent.</p><p>The Winnetka businessman on Wednesday named the leaders of his transition team. He says his running mate, Wheaton City Council member Evelyn Sanguinetti, will serve as chairwoman. The team also includes several senior campaign staff.</p><p>In an emailed statement Rauner says he&#39;s &quot;committed to assembling a diverse and talented team to drive results&quot; for Illinois.</p><p>Rauner spent Wednesday in meetings and didn&#39;t have any public appearances planned.</p><p>Spokesman Mike Schrimpf says the lack of a public schedule was out of respect for Quinn and because Rauner wants to take &quot;a methodical, thoughtful approach.&quot;</p><p><strong style="font-size: 18.3999996185303px; text-align: center;">Election results</strong></p><script language="JavaScript" src="http://hosted.ap.org/elections/2014/general/by_race/IL_15989.js?SITE=WBEZFMELN&SECTION=POLITICS"></script></p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/rauner-declares-victory-quinn-concedes-111047 Midterm 2014 Illinois election results http://www.wbez.org/news/midterm-2014-illinois-election-results-111012 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/vote_0.PNG" alt="" /><p><p><a href="#governor">Governor</a> | <a href="#senate">Senate</a> | <a href="#house">House</a> | <a href="#statewide">Statewide</a> | <a href="#general-assembly">General Assembly</a> | <a href="#local">Local</a></p><div id="gov"><a name="governor"></a><p><span style="font-size:22px;">Governor</span></p></div><div id="senate"><a name="senate"></a><p><span style="font-size:22px;">Senate</span></p></div><br /><div id="house"><a name="house"></a><p><span style="font-size:22px;">House</span></p></div><br /><div id="statewide"><a name="statewide"></a><p><span style="font-size:22px;">Statewide elections</span></p></div><br /><div id="stateleg"><a name="general-assembly"></a><p><span style="font-size:22px;">Illinois General Assembly</span></p></div><br /><div id="local"><a name="local"></a><p><span id="cke_bm_239S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:22px;">Illinois local elections</span><span id="cke_bm_239E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p></div><script type="text/javascript" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/wbez-assets/scripts/pym.js"></script><script> var pymGov = new pym.Parent('gov', 'http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/general/by_state/gov/IL.html?SITE=WBEZFMELN&SECTION=POLITICS', {}); var pymSenate = new pym.Parent('senate', 'http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/general/by_state/us_senate/IL.html?SITE=WBEZFMELN&SECTION=POLITICS', {}); var pymHouse = new pym.Parent('house', 'http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/general/by_state/us_house/IL.html?SITE=WBEZFMELN&SECTION=POLITICS', {}); var pymStatewide = new pym.Parent('statewide', 'http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/general/by_state/statewide/IL.html?SITE=WBEZFMELN&SECTION=POLITICS', {}); var pymStateleg = new pym.Parent('stateleg', 'http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/general/by_state/state_sen_house/IL.html?SITE=WBEZFMELN&SECTION=POLITICS', {}); var pymLocal = new pym.Parent('local', 'http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/general/by_state/local/IL.html?SITE=WBEZFMELN&SECTION=POLITICS', {}); </script></p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:43:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/midterm-2014-illinois-election-results-111012 Indonesian Elections http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-08/indonesian-elections-110457 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP209901388978.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Wednesday, Indonesians will head to the polls to choose their next president. Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, is running against Prabowo Subianto, a former army general.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-elections/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-elections.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-elections" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Indonesian Elections" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-08/indonesian-elections-110457 Syria sets election date http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-21/syria-sets-election-date-110050 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Syria.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3rd. He called on the &quot;citizens of the Syrian Arab republic, inside and outside (the country) to exercise their right in electing a president.&quot; We&#39;ll discuss the announcement.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Syria sets election date" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-21/syria-sets-election-date-110050 Illinois primary results http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-primary-results-109879 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/RS6642_voting sign AP-scr_2.jpg" alt="" /><p><ul><li><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/rauner-wins-gop-nomination-illinois-governor-109884">Businessman Bruce Rauner wins GOP nomination for Illinois governor</a></li><li><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-gov-quinn-wins-democratic-nomination-109882" target="_blank">Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wins Democratic nomination in bid for a second term</a></li><li><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-republicans-nominate-oberweis-senate-109883" target="_blank">Jim Oberweis wins GOP primary for U.S. Senate, will face Dick Durbin</a></li></ul><p><strong>Election Results:</strong></p><table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" dir="ltr" style="table-layout:fixed;font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;border-collapse:collapse;border:1px solid #ccc"><colgroup><col width="120" /><col width="120" /><col width="120" /><col width="120" /></colgroup><tbody><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Race</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Candidate</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Votes</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Percent</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Illinois Governor</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">IL Governor (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Bill Brady</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">119,213</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">15.1%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Dan Rutherford</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">59,763</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">7.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Kirk Dillard</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">295,295</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">37.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>Bruce Rauner (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">314,457</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">39.9%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">IL Governor (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>Pat Quinn (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">301,912</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">71.8%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Tio Hardiman</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">118,449</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">28.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">U.S. Senate</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">U.S. Senate (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Douglas Truax</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">319,273</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">43.9%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>Jim Oberweis (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">407,271</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">56.1%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">U.S. House</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">3rd District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>S. Brannigan (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">17,709</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">62.7%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">D. Harris</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">10,507</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">37.3%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">4th District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">A. Eidenberg</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">4,531</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">16.5%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">J. Zavala</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">2,472</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">9%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>L. Gutierrez (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">20,402</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">74.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">8th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">M. Goel</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">9,338</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">28.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>L. Kaifesh (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">23,295</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">71.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">9th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>S. Atanus</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">14,955</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">52.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">D. Williams</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">13,603</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">47.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">11th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">C. Balkema</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 10,704</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">32.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">I. Bayne</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 1,155</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">3.5%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">B. Miller</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 8,704</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">26.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>D. Senger (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 10,835</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">37.1%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">13th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>R. Davis (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 27,773</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;54.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">M. Firsching</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 2,145</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">4.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">E. Harold</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 20,921</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">41.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">13th District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>A. Callis (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">17,279</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">58.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">G. Gollin</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">9,908</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">31.3%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">D. Green</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">4,431</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">14%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">14th District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>D. Anderson (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">4,589</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">65.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">J. Hosta</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">2,426</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">34.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">16th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>A. Kinzinger (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 55,781</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">78.5%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">D. Hale</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 15,319</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">21.3%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">18th District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">R. Mellon</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">5,669</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">45.7%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>D. Miller (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">6,732</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">54.3%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Cook County</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Cook County Sheriff (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Thomas Dart</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">156,821</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">69.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Bill Evans</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">31,924</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">14.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Sylvester Baker, Jr.</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">22,495</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 10%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Ted Palka</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">14,045</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">6.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Cook County Comissioner, 1st District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Richard Boykin</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">6,201</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">30.5%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Ike Carothers</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">4,451</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">21.9%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Ronald Lawless</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">751</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">3.7%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Blake Sercye</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">5,518</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">27.1%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Brenda Smith</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">3,422</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">16.8%</td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-primary-results-109879 NU football star running for Congress http://www.wbez.org/news/nu-football-star-running-congress-104037 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/harris.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Former Northwestern University football star Napoleon Harris is running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.</p><p>Harris was just elected to the Illinois Senate, but he tells the <a href="http://bit.ly/UT4hRS" target="_blank">Chicago Sun-Times</a> that he&#39;s been getting overwhelming support for his plan to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat.</p><p>Harris is a Dixmoor native who was a first-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2002 and played seven seasons in the NFL. He now owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in the Chicago area.</p><p>Harris is joining what&#39;s expected to be a crowded field bidding to replace Jackson, who resigned last week &mdash; citing his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder.</p><p>Harris praised Jackson and says he&#39;d like to continue the work he&#39;s done in Congress.</p></p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/nu-football-star-running-congress-104037