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Confetti rains down over a group of supporters at Gov. J.B. Pritzkers victory party at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago on the night of Tuesday, Nov. 8.

J.B. Pritzker re-elected in Illinois governor’s race

Kiersten Riedford, News Editor November 13, 2022

The victory party for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s re-election was like a scene from a movie. After Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton gave their victory speeches, confetti rained down on the crowd like...

Election signs line outside of the polling office inside the Lincoln Park library.

Youth turnout soars: Voters under 30 make an impact in the 2022 midterm elections

Una Cleary and Raena Bents November 13, 2022

Cindy Cooper worked to collect the community’s votes at the Lincoln Park Public Library for 17 days straight. In late October to early November. Her team was among the 775,101 nationwide poll workers...

Election Blog: Democrats prevail in Illinois, nationally facing a tight loss in the House

Election Blog: Democrats prevail in Illinois, nationally facing a tight loss in the House

Governor J.B. Pritzker sailed to a second term, easily defeating downstate Republican Darren Bailey. Across the nation, the projected red wave was more of a ripple. Republicans are expected to win the...

Supporters of Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, waves signs during an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

AP: Election takeaways: No sweep for the Republicans after all

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press November 9, 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, Republicans predicted a "red wave" would carry them to power in Congress, as voters repudiated majority Democrats for failing to tame skyrocketing inflation and address worries...

Gov. JB Pritzker smiles to supporters after declaring victory in the Illinois governors race over Republican Darren Bailey at the Chicago Marriott Marquis hotel Tuesday night.

Gov. JB Pritzker wins decisively in Illinois governor’s race over Republican Darren Bailey

Kiersten Riedford, News Editor November 9, 2022

Screams and shouts echoed throughout the Chicago Marriott Marquis banquet room of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s victory party after the Associated Press (AP) declared him victor in the Illinois governor's race.  Darren...

Senator Tammy Duckworth debriefs with media after her victory speech at Adler Planetarium on election night. This will be her second term as U.S. senator.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth wins re-election over Republican Kathy Salvi

Amber Stoutenborough, Multimedia Managing Editor November 9, 2022

Shortly after the polls had closed around 7 p.m., the Associated Press (AP) projected U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill) had won re-election. Noted by AP as “heavily favored in the heavily blue state,”...

A Vote Here sign outside an election polling place at Woodbury City Hall in Woodbury, Minnesota, during the 2020 general election, on November 3, 2020.

Illinois Supreme Court balance could change with outcome of 2022 midterm election

Jake Kaufman, Contributing Writer November 8, 2022

Registered voters across the state of Illinois have been casting their votes for the 2022 Midterm Elections. Current Governor JB Pritzker is running for a second term for the democratic party. He is challenged...

Signs line the curb outside a polling location at the Chicago Public Library Lincoln Park branch on Election Day.

How to register and vote on the same day

Jake Cox, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

Election Day is here, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to register to vote. Residents of Illinois are able to register and cast their ballot at the same time.  For individuals not originally...

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks during a campaign rally that Vice President Kamala Harris attended at XS Tennis and Education Foundation, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, in Chicago.

Grasping for straws: Republican’s reliance on fake news leads nowhere as Pritzker widens lead

Amber Stoutenborough, Multimedia Managing Editor November 7, 2022

As tomorrow’s election day swiftly approaches, the Illinois gubernatorial race is coming to a close.  Republican challenger Darren Bailey’s best efforts to recruit independent voters has fallen...

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman speaks at a campaign rally with President Joe Biden on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia.

Neck & Neck: As polls narrow, Democrats are fighting to keep control of Senate

Erik Uebelacker, Editor in Chief November 6, 2022

With Republicans likely to win back control of the House of Representatives, hopeful Democrats have turned their attention to the Senate, which is still a toss-up just one day before the midterm elections. The...

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