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Election 2018

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Republican primary race for McLean County Board District 1 pits the mayor of Carlock against a longtime member of the Illinois Farm Bureau board.

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Democratic voters on Bloomington’s west side will decide March 20 whether their longtime McLean County Board member should get to keep his job.

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UPDATED 8:25 a.m. | Two weeks before the election, two mysterious flyers are causing a stir in the race between incumbent McLean County Board member Paul Segobiano and his primary challenger, Shayna Watchinski.

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State Rep. Dan Brady and his GOP primary challenger David Paul Blumenshine sparred Monday over term limits, as both offered competing strategies for limiting Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan’s power in Springfield.

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The future of the McLean County Democratic Party began 14 months ago.

Ken Chui

Less than 200 McLean County residents cast ballots during the first week of early voting ahead of the March 20 primary.

13th District Democratic Candidates Discuss Immigration, Foreign Policy At Forum

Feb 27, 2018
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The Democratic candidates for Illinois’ 13th Congressional district discussed foreign policy and immigration issues at an event Monday night in Champaign.

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