While online campaigning and phone polling are changing the way elections happen, Democrats in Springfield may find themselves in an unfamiliar position if they should win a super-majority next week, a Chicago-area political reporter said during a radio interview.
Illinois taxpayers need to send a clear message to the General Assembly to work with the governor and tackle the state's trillions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities, the president of a government advisory group said during a recent radio interview.
On Tuesday, voters in Illinois will vote on a constitutional amendment aimed at locking away transportation funds and preventing those funds from being spent for other purposes -- a measure that has opponents.
Heidi Holan, Republican candidate for the District 46 state House seat, is the target of a last-minute campaign tactic attempting to convince Democratic voters in Illinois that Holan is connected to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and to convince Republican voters in Illinois that Holan is connected to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The hotly contested state House seat for District 45 kept watchers on the edge of their seats tonight. With a nearly 6 percent lead, Republican incumbent Christine Winger (R-Wood Dale) took the election over Democratic challenger Cynthia Borbas.
With 53 percent and by a margin of 3,200 votes, 28-year-old Republican Republican appointee David Olsen was elected on Tuesday to the District 81 state House seat, the DuPage County Election Commission said.
Republican Seth Lewis of Bartlett narrowly lost his bid to unseat state Sen.Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park), a cousin of Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), in Senate District 23 by a margin of less than 800 votes.