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Illinois Democrats score big wins

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks after winning reelection over GOP challenger Darren Bailey, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

Illinois Democrats score big wins

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks after winning reelection over GOP challenger Darren Bailey, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

Illinois Democrats score big wins

Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth were re-elected, the state Supreme Court remained under Democratic control and suburban members of Congress won re-election. Host: Mary Dixon; Reporters: Cianna Greaves and Dave McKinney

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks after winning reelection over GOP challenger Darren Bailey, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

   

Illinois turned a much darker hue of blue last night after Democrats claimed all the big election prizes up for grabs. It was a big night with Governor JB Pritzker and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth winning decisively. The state Supreme Court remained in Democratic hands. And Democratic members of Congress in the suburbs all won re-election, as did down-ballot statewide officeholders.

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