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Election 2018

There are Illinois connections in Friday's indictments related to Russian hacking around the 2016 elections.

UPDATED 4:30 p.m. | A well-known nonpartisan analyst says the race is tightening between U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and his Democratic challenger, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

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J.B. Pritzker opened a campaign office Thursday in Downtown Bloomington where he stood by his recent TV ad attacking Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Democrats are trying to flip several Congressional seats in Illinois this fall. That’s put some Republicans in a tricky spot when it comes to questions about President Donald Trump.

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McLean County voters outside Bloomington won't have a say in whether the county’s and city’s election offices should merge.

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For all his lengthy record as a federal judge, the new Supreme Court nominee might still be a mystery on social issues.

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A state senator has officially thrown his hat into Illinois' high-profile and expensive governor's race.

Illinois will host what could be the most expensive race for governor in U.S. history. The huge increase in campaign spending raises a lot of questions about the rise of big money in politics. Between now and the election, Illinois Issues will examine the impact in a series we're calling Money Machines.

McLean County Republicans are fielding a candidate against the Democratic challenger who knocked off longtime County Board member Paul Segobiano in March’s primary.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reinstate the death penalty in Illinois for mass murderers and those who kill police officers.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Before there can be a blue wave, before it’s really the Year of the Woman, Democrats like Betsy Dirksen Londrigan have to win.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker said Tuesday that tax breaks shouldn't be the only option for incentives that bring new businesses to the state.

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The Democratic candidate for the 88th Illinois House district said Thursday she believes a progressive income tax is the fairest approach to taxation.

Sam McCann Launches Independent Campaign For Governor

Apr 19, 2018
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Republican Sam McCann of Plainview announced Thursday that he will challenge incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic hopeful J.B. Pritzker. His running mate is Riverton resident Aaron Merreighn.

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The three candidates to become the next leader of the McLean County Democrats made their pitch Sunday to a roomful of party leaders, agreeing on the need to plan beyond November but differing slightly on a long-term winning strategy.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

National Democrats are throwing their support behind Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, adding her to a list of top-tier candidates who they think have a shot at defeating Republican incumbents in November.

Nam Y. Huh / AP

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking "common ground" with Republicans on divisive issues after barely surviving an insurgent challenge in Tuesday's election.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The number of Democrats turning out for Tuesday's primary more than tripled over the number that voted in 2014.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Turnout in Tuesday’s election fell slightly in McLean County from the last gubernatorial primary in 2014—though a much larger percentage of voters took Democratic ballots.

Sam Dunklau / Illinois Public Radio

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan emerged victorious Tuesday in a five-way Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District, setting up a general election matchup against U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in November.

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Attorney and former Miss America Erika Harold has won the Republican primary for Illinois attorney general.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Shayna Watchinski declared victory Tuesday over Democratic incumbent Paul Segobiano in their McLean County Board primary race.

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Illinois primary voters have spoken. This year’s race for governor will be a battle between two of the wealthiest men in the state.

Judith Valente / WGLT

Polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday as voters choose their nominees for November's high-stakes election, including races for governor, attorney general, Congress, and McLean County Board, among others.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

It's Election Day (finally)! Voters across Illinois are going to the polls Tuesday in a primary that will set up another high-stakes election in November.

Passengers board a bus in Uptown Normal's transfer center.
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If you or someone you know needs a ride on Election Day, there are some options.

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Candidates for governor are crisscrossing the state in the final hours before Tuesday's primary election.

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Three days before the primary election, Gov. Bruce Rauner made an unannounced St. Patrick's Day visit to Bloomington-Normal.

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It’s no secret that local Democrats are energized heading into Tuesday’s primary election. Early voting tallies are showing just how energized they may be.

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One of the most closely watched races in Tuesday's election will be the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District.

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