State Rep. Chris Miller reflects on January 6, analyzes midterm elections in IPM interview

URBANA — State Representative Chris Miller of Illinois’ 110th district won re-election in last week’s midterms. He ran unopposed and will soon serve his third term in office. Miller, the Coles County Republican, attended the “Save America” rally in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021, which preceded the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building. A […]

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

This is a live blog of stories, social media posts, and embedded information chronicling Election Day 2022 from Illinois Public Media journalists. Tonight, you can count on us to keep you up-to-date with: National @NPR coverage on WILL-AM 580 + FM 90.9 Our VOTE 2022: Election Night Special at 8 pm on WILL-TV with @NewsHour […]

Democrat and first-time candidate Nikki Budzinski prevails in IL-13 race

SPRINGFIELD — “Thank you, and then let’s get to work,” Nikki Budzinski said on Election Night to a cheering crowd at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. Budzinski had a lot to celebrate. She successfully flipped Illinois’ 13th congressional district blue after it being a Republican stronghold for years. Most recently, five-term Republican Rep. Rodney Davis […]

Eric Sorensen declares victory in 17th Congressional District

MOLINE — Democrat Eric Sorensen has declared victory in the 17th Congressional District. His opponent, Republican Esther Joy King, called to concede Wednesday morning. “This morning, my opponent Esther Joy King called to concede. I thank her for running, and while we disagreed on the issues, we both have a passion for service,” Sorensen said […]

Democrat Alexi Giannoulias wins race for Illinois secretary of state

Former Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias ran a well-funded campaign against veteran Illinois legislator Dan Brady, a Republican, to succeed the retiring Jesse White. CHICAGO –Alexi Giannoulias’ last run for office — in 2010, for President Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat — ended in stinging defeat that halted his political career. Until Tuesday, at least, […]

Champaign-Urbana voters wait an hour or more to cast their ballots

CHAMPAIGN – Polling places in Champaign County saw varied turnout early on Election Day.  Locations including Church of the Living God and the Douglass Center Annex in north Champaign were off to a slow start around 9:30 a.m., with only a few voters at each site.  However, around an hour later, the Good Shepherd Lutheran […]

First-time voters cast their ballots at the University of Illinois

URBANA – Hundreds of University of Illinois students and other local residents gathered at polling places across campus Tuesday to vote in this year’s midterm election. The university’s Illini Union was filled with lines of voters, with some students bringing their friends to vote for their first time.  “I feel kind of crazy, like why am […]

How many Illinoisans have voted early?

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Advance vote information includes whether a state allows early in-person voting and/or advance voting by absentee ballot and the various deadlines for those modes of voting.

Illinois Secretary of State candidates tout experience in bids to replace Jesse White

BLOOMINGTON — Illinois will soon have a new Secretary of State for the first time in nearly a quarter century. Longtime legislator Dan Brady of Bloomington says he bided his time until Jesse White retired to run for the office. Brady faces Alexi Giannoulias, a well-financed opponent who is seeking his second statewide office. Listen […]

Truth Test: Did Nikki Budzinski ‘cash in’ as a political consultant?

CHICAGO — A recent report from the Better Government Association, a nonpartisan watchdog group, called congressional candidate Nikki Budzinski into question for ‘cashing in’ as a political consultant. Budzinski is a Democrat running in Illinois’ 13th congressional district against Republican Regan Deering. “We looked at a powerful government official, state government official, who welcomed and […]

Democratic candidate Paul Lange supports strong welfare state, gradual approach to climate change in IPM interview

SPRINGFIELD — In Illinois’ newly redrawn 15th congressional district, Congresswoman Mary Miller is up for re-election. Miller topped fellow incumbent Rodney Davis in the Republican primary in June. Miller will face Democratic challenger Paul Lange, a former precinct committeeman and commodities broker from Quincy, Illinois, in the November midterm election. Lange spoke to Illinois Newsroom’s […]