Democrat Nikki Budzinski, Republican Regan Deering to face off in 13th

DECATUR – Decatur business owner Regan Deering won the 13th Congressional district Republican primary on Tuesday after a close race. In November, she will face former aide to President Joe Biden, Nikki Budzinski, who secured a decisive victory in the district’s Democratic primary. Budzinski said she anticipated a challenge in November, despite her advantage in […]

Rep. Rodney Davis’s long Congressional career halted

TAYLORVILLE – A decade-long career in Congress will soon come to an end for central Illinois’ Rodney Davis.  Last night, Davis conceded to primary challenger Mary Miller, whose campaign leaned on her ties to former President Donald Trump.  In a 15th district race that was expected to be a nail-biter, Congresswoman Miller ousted Congressman Davis […]

What did $50 million buy Ken Griffin in Illinois’ primary? Not much.

Griffin, who was the state’s richest man, reaped a weak return on his millions. But packaging magnate Dick Uihlein’s support for gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey paid off. CHICAGO — A big chunk of money from the state’s richest man could not buy much Republican primary love for conservative businessman Ken Griffin’s slate of candidates in […]

Bailey wins GOP nomination to challenge Pritzker

State Sen. Darren Bailey, who gained statewide notoriety challenging Gov. JB Pritzker’s pandemic executive order authority in court, will be the incumbent’s challenger in the November general election. As of about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Bailey had carried over 55 percent of the GOP vote from a field of six candidates, while tallies were unofficial. “Tonight […]

217 Today: Mary Miller defeats Rodney Davis in the 15th Congressional District Republican Primary

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Today’s headlines: Downstate conservative Darren Bailey clinched a victory Tuesday night in his race for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor. Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is already on the attack against his Republican opponent in November’s election, Darren Bailey. Democratic voters in the 13th Congressional District have chosen former Biden aide Nikki […]

Illinois Primary Election 2022: Live blog, updates, results and more

12:40 a.m.: SPRINGFIELD — Suburban Chicago personal injury lawyer Kathy Salvi has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois. Salvi topped a field of seven candidates Tuesday to win the nod to take on first-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth in November. Duckworth is a veteran of the Iraq War and is very […]