Lake County Clerk’s Office is predicting a county-wide turnout of less than 25 percent, County Clerk Willard Helander said.
It’s Election Day. Voters will be choosing among candidates for village, library, park district, school and township boards, and, in some cases, village leaders and referendums. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If money “buys” a vote for a candidate, then ultimately the tens of millions of dollars poured into Illinois congressional races failed to pay off. Outside groups plowed $43 million into the top six U.S. House races in the Land of Lincoln on top of individual campaign spending. However, in the three top Chicago-area congressional races, those who spent the most money — or had the most spent on their behalf — lost.
Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam will serve another two years representing the 6th Congressional District of Illinois.
According to unofficial results, Roskam beat Democratic challenger Leslie Coolidge in all four counties within the redrawn district.
According to election boards in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry …
BUFFALO GROVE — With 155 of 157 precincts counted, Republican incumbent Matt Murphy holds an overwhelming lead in his bid for reelection to the state Senate’s 27th District seat.
Murphy held a 54,916 to 35,654 vote advantage over Democratic challenger David Page, a business owner …
BARRINGTON — State Sen. Dan Duffy was reelected as the 26th District state senator Tuesday night, winning an overwhelming 74 percent of the vote across Lake and Cook counties.
With all precincts reporting, the unofficial results had Duffy, the Republican incumbent, tallying 65,612 of the …
With 75 of 77 Cook County precincts reporting late Tuesday night, Republican state Rep. Tom Morrison will continue to represent the 54th District in Springfield.
The Cook County Board of Elections’ website had Morrison winning 25,403 of the 43,047 votes cast (59 percent) in Tuesday’s …
With all Lake and Cook County precincts reporting, Republican state Rep. David McSweeney retained his 52nd District House seat Tuesday night.
McSweeney tallied 64 percent of the district’s 13,493 votes cast. He controlled both counties, including 61 percent of the Lake County electorate and 67 …
Barrington and Lake Zurich voters packed their polling places despite chilly, rainy weather Tuesday to cast votes in what was projected to be a very close presidential election.
Although some voters entered booths with long-formed decisions, others said they were still unsure who’s number to …
A steady and significant number of voters have turned out to polling places in Cook County, but rain this afternoon and evening could hurt voter turnout. Very few voters waited in line Tuesday but crowds were steady until after 9 a.m. when it began to …
Due to drastic changes in the 6th Congressional District boundaries, incumbent Republican Peter Roskam and Democratic challenger Leslie Coolidge said they had their work cut out for them during the campaign.
With both hands on the lectern in front of him and his wife to his left, Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh carefully read from prepared remarks. A few minutes later, the cable TV mainstay abruptly walked away from the microphones Oct. 19 and jumped into an SUV, refusing to take any questions. It was an unusual moment for Walsh, who is typically as unscripted as he is unapologetic about what he says.
Lake County judicial candidate Patricia Fix is under investigation on a complaint that she allegedly stole her opponent’s campaign signs.
A SuperPAC that has been in and out of the hotly contested 8th Congressional District race says it is back in to support Joe Walsh with a $1 million boost just six days before the election. The Now or Never SuperPAC tells the Chicago Sun-Times it is investing another $1 million. That’s still short of the $2.5 million it had promised earlier in the month. The group last week announced Walsh was so far ahead of Tammy Duckworth, its money was better spent elsewhere.
Michael Carbone is running for Lake County Board on a promise to lower property taxes, create jobs and keep the workings of government transparent. But it’s Carbone’s own past that is murky. For most of his life he was known as Michael Jorudd. Under that name, he racked up criminal arrests and charges that include driving on a suspended license, criminal trespass to property, assault and two DUI charges. Carbone insists that the fact he’s now using a different name doesn’t mean he’s trying to hide anything.