Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff both need to defeat GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, respectively, for Democrats to win control of the Senate. With one win, the GOP keeps the gavel.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ presidential electors officially cast their 20 ballots Monday for the Democratic ticket of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris, marking the all-but-final step in a bitterly contested presidential election that incumbent President Donald Trump has refused to concede. “Today, all over the country, electors just like us are fulfilling a constitutional duty […]
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued four states that Biden won, claiming their changes to election procedures during the pandemic violated federal law.
Republicans made a net gain of one seat in the Illinois House while losing one in the state Senate, according to certified official results from the Nov…
URBANA – Two-term incumbent Katie Blakeman has conceded to Democratic challenger Susan McGrath in a tight race for Champaign County Circuit Clerk. “Today I called my opponent to congratulate her on her win, and to offer my assistance in ensuring a smooth transition in the Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s Office,” Blakeman wrote Friday, in a […]
URBANA – One result of the November election in Illinois was 20 downstate counties passing an advisory referendum in support of forming their own state that leaves Chicago and Cook County behind. That makes a total of 23 counties where separation referendums have passed this year. Colin Cliburn organized the ballot questions, working under the […]
Joe Biden has made dozens of campaign promises. A significant amount of his agenda centers on reversing or updating positions taken by the Trump administration.
Updated at 9:56 p.m. ET President-elect Joe Biden called for healing and cooperation in his victory speech on Saturday night, striking an optimistic tone about the prospects for a renewed and reunited America. (A transcript of Biden’s speech follows this article. See a video of the speech from the PBS Newshour here.) “I sought this […]
His path to being elected the 46th president was a tumultuous one, marked by unprecedented campaign challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic and an opponent who falsely declared an early victory.
CHAMPAIGN – Democratic leaders in Illinois praised the projected election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. Biden defeated Republican President Donald Trump after a bitter and divisive campaign. Governor J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) tweeted several messages, praising Biden, noting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ role in history and criticizing Donald Trump.: With […]
With Pennsylvania in Joe Biden’s column, the former vice president gains the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected.
Harris is the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian American elected vice president of the United States. Her rise marks a statement about a changing nation.