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.
WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States. Biden vanquished his Republican foe after a campaign as bitter and divisive as Trump’s own presidential term. Victories in “blue wall” northern industrial states propelled Biden to the White House, where he’ll confront America’s deep health, […]
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.
URBANA – The Champaign County Clerk’s office added another 1,917 ballots to its total Friday, as election workers continued to process vote by mail ballots, provisional ballots and mail ballots that had been challenged. (Find a link to the latest election totals here) Chief Deputy Clerk Angie Patton said the number of additional ballots arriving […]
If you were surprised by size of U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ margin of victory over his two-time Democratic challenger, you aren’t alone. So was Davis.
SPRINGFIELD – Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan thanked her supporters, volunteers and campaign staff Wednesday, after losing to Congressman Rodney Davis for a second time. And she urged voters to stay active in the political process. Two years ago, Davis defeated Dirksen Londrigan by less than one percentage point, or 2,058 votes, giving her hope for […]