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State Government
  Governor  Bruce Rauner 1 14 +3.92%
  Lt. Governor  Evelyn Sanguinetti 1 14 +3.92%
  Attorney General  Lisa Madigan 4 14 +21.70%
  Secretary of State  Jesse White 5 14 +34.32%
  Comptroller  Susana Mendoza 0 16 +5.02%
  Treasurer  Michael Frerichs 1 14 +0.26%
   Auditor General  Frank J. Mautino 1 15 +88.02%
  IL State Senate  Democratic Party Control 0 16 +25.42%
  IL State House  Democratic Party Control 1 16 +13.56%
State Judiciary
 Illinois Courts 
  President  Hillary Clinton 0 16 +17.06%
  Senate Class II  Dick Durbin 4 14 +10.85%
  Senate Class III  Tammy Duckworth 1 16 +15.08%
House of Representatives
  IL - District 01  Bobby Rush 13 16 +48.19%
  IL - District 02  Robin Kelly 2 16 +59.62%
  IL - District 03  Daniel W. Lipinski 7 16 +99.92%
  IL - District 04  Luis V. Gutierrez 13 16 +100.00%
  IL - District 05  Mike Quigley 4 16 +40.36%
  IL - District 06  Peter J. Roskam 6 16 +18.45%
  IL - District 07  Danny K. Davis 12 16 +68.48%
  IL - District 08  Raja Krishnamoorthi 1 16 +16.63%
  IL - District 09  Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky 10 16 +32.96%
  IL - District 10  Brad Schneider 2 16 +5.21%
  IL - District 11  Bill Foster 4 16 +20.90%
  IL - District 12  Mike Bost 2 16 +14.61%
  IL - District 13  Rodney Davis 3 16 +19.33%
  IL - District 14  Randy Hultgren 4 16 +18.61%
  IL - District 15  John M. Shimkus 11 16 +100.00%
  IL - District 16  Adam Kinzinger 4 16 +95.82%
  IL - District 17  Cheri Bustos 3 16 +20.62%
  IL - District 18  Darin LaHood 1 16 +44.27%
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% Of Total VotesOfficeIllinois WinnerYrIllinois Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race
4.04% Popular Vote   Democratic Party Control 16 2,810,536 53.62% +6.31%
4.05% Popular Vote   Hillary Clinton 16 3,090,729 55.84% +7.65%

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Created From
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Parents > United States  
Established December 03, 1818
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State of Illinois
What is now the state of Illinois was once a part of the vast Northwest Territory. Its name
is a French corruption of the native word Iliniwek meaning "Tribe of Superior Men," which
described a consortium of Algonquin tribes. Captured from the British during the American
War of Independence, Illinois was included within the new Indiana Territory in 1800. Nine
years later, it became the Illinois Territory, ultimately achieving statehood on December 3,
1818 - the 21st State of the Union.

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IL CDs 2013-2023 Jan 3, 2013-Jan 3, 2023

Largest Population Cities [More]  
# City County Population As Of
1 Chicago Cook 2,722,389 2014-07-01
2 Aurora Kane 197,899 2010-04-01
3 Rockford Winnebago 152,871 2010-04-01
4 Joliet Will 147,433 2010-04-01
5 Naperville DuPage 141,857 2010-04-01
6 Springfield Sangamon 116,250 2010-04-01
7 Peoria Peoria 115,007 2010-04-01
8 Elgin Kane 108,188 2010-04-01
9 Waukegan Lake 89,078 2010-04-01
10 Cicero Cook 83,891 2010-04-01
Largest Population Counties [More]  
# County Population As Of
1 Cook 5,194,675 2010-04-01
2 DuPage 932,541 2009-07-01
3 Lake 712,567 2009-07-01
4 Will 685,251 2009-07-01
5 Kane 511,892 2009-07-01
6 McHenry 320,961 2009-07-01
7 Winnebago 299,702 2009-07-01
8 Madison 268,457 2009-07-01
9 St. Clair 263,617 2009-07-01
10 Sangamon 195,716 2009-07-01

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Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 06:00am Jan 01, 1900 07:00pm General Election IL Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Mar 20, 2012 06:00am Mar 20, 2012 07:00pm Primary Election IL Primary Election  COSDem 
Mar 15, 2016 06:00am Mar 15, 2016 07:00pm Primary Election IL Primary Election  RP 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 06, 2017 06:00pm Proposed Legislation Illinois House overrides Rauner vetoes of income tax increase, budget  Article RP 
Jun 19, 2015 05:00pm Report Illinois among top states in creating businesses  Article RP 
Jul 25, 2013 04:45pm News Comptroller [Topinka] says she can't pay Illinois lawmakers  Article Imperator 
Mar 09, 2013 09:00pm Proposed Legislation Illinois bill proposes ban on lion meat  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Nov 04, 2012 09:00am Opinion The mighty fine state of our political system  Article Imperator 
Oct 01, 2012 04:00pm News U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Illinois Republicans' redistricting complaint  Article COSDem 
Aug 01, 2012 05:00pm Proposed Legislation Illinois employers can no longer force Facebook password disclosure  Article RP 
Jul 11, 2012 03:20am Press Release Governor Quinn Abolishes Political Scholarships in Illinois   Article COSDem 
Feb 25, 2012 11:00pm Slideshow Corrupt Illinois Politicians: Indicted Elected Officials Through The Years (PHOTOS)   Article COSDem 
Dec 19, 2011 02:00pm Blog Entry Anatomy of a manufactured hit piece  Article ArmyDem 
Nov 22, 2011 04:35pm News Federal court pushes back congressional candidate filing while Illinois map in dispute  Article Scott³ 
Nov 18, 2011 06:10pm General Shimkus, Republicans testify in [IL] redistricting lawsuit   Article RP 
Oct 01, 2011 06:00am Investigation 'Pope' of Illinois politics faces corruption trial   Article Imperator 
Sep 21, 2011 11:00pm General Democratic Illinois Trio Voices Ire Over Map  Article COSDem 
Sep 06, 2011 07:00pm Announcement Quinn says job 'reductions' needed, no details yet  Article Imperator 
Jul 26, 2011 07:00pm News State "Borrowing" Money Meant for Charities  Article COSDem 
Jul 07, 2011 06:05am News [IL] Tax hike boosts state revenue to record  Article ArmyDem 
Jul 07, 2011 06:00am Blog Entry Illinois’ sales tax revenue growth far higher than Indiana’s  Article ArmyDem 
Jun 10, 2011 05:00am Blog Entry Oh, please  Article ArmyDem 
Jun 09, 2011 05:00am News Supporters of Casino Bill Turn Their Lobbying to Quinn  Article ArmyDem 
May 27, 2011 07:00pm Blog Entry Cook Predicts 5 Illinois Dem. Pick-ups  Article COSDem 
May 27, 2011 01:35pm General Illinois Democratic congressional map would hurt suburban Republicans   Article COSDem 
Mar 09, 2011 12:00pm News Quinn signs death penalty ban, commutes 15 death row sentences to life   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 09, 2011 09:45am Proposed Legislation Lawmakers: Ill. governor to abolish death penalty  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jan 28, 2011 07:00pm News Low- and middle-income families to be hit hardest by [Illinois] income tax hike  Article Scott³ 
Jan 19, 2011 09:00pm News Jimmy John's founder contemplates moving headquarters out of Illinois  Article Servo 
Jan 18, 2011 12:00pm Blog Entry The propaganda continues  Article ArmyDem 
Jan 16, 2011 01:00pm Editorial Illinois Wakes Up  Article ArmyDem 
Jan 12, 2011 03:00pm News Quinn congratulates Democrats on income tax increase  Article Imperator 
Jan 07, 2011 03:00pm News Illinois House leaves town without voting on income-tax hike  Article Scott³ 
Jan 05, 2011 10:00am News Illinois Democrats rush to raise income taxes in lame duck session  Article Scott³ 
Dec 11, 2010 02:30pm Analysis Why Is Illinois So Corrupt?  Article Imperator 
Dec 09, 2010 02:00am News State [IL] gets $42.3 million more for high-speed rail  Article ArmyDem 
Dec 06, 2010 08:00am News More deadbeats pay up during Illinois' tax amnesty than expected  Article ArmyDem 
Nov 30, 2010 06:35pm General Illinois House passes civil unions legislation in historic vote   Article COSDem 
Nov 12, 2010 12:00am News Illinois' high-speed rail hopes raised  Article ArmyDem 
Jul 15, 2010 07:05am General Illinois: Higher Default Risk than Iceland   Article particleman 
Jul 13, 2010 03:40pm General Quinn pulls election-year stunt, opens primaries  Article COSDem 
Jul 02, 2010 11:45pm News Illinois Stops Paying Its Bills, but Can’t Stop Digging Hole  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Mar 18, 2010 06:30pm News Illinois primary election headed back to March   Article COSDem 
Feb 03, 2010 05:35am Analysis Warning sign in Illinois  Article Eddie 
Feb 01, 2010 12:00am Opinion Illinois’s Daddy Problem  Article Jason 
Oct 07, 2009 08:10pm General Comptroller: State [of Illinois] Finances A Mounting Crisis  Article Imperator 
Aug 10, 2009 12:00pm General National GOP targeting suburban (Chicago) Democrats  Article Andy 
May 30, 2009 10:00am News [IL] State lawmakers move to protect bowling alleys  Article The Sunset Provision 
Mar 30, 2009 12:00pm News Illinois's political board game about to begin   Article COSDem 
Dec 10, 2008 12:30pm Analysis Why is Illinois so corrupt?  Article Monsieur 
Apr 20, 2008 08:00pm Editorial QC Times: Illinois needs recall amendment  Article Craverguy 
Apr 18, 2008 09:00am News 5.4 Earthquake Rocks Illinois  Article ArmyDem 
Dec 15, 2007 10:00am Humor 'No El, No El' and a few other ditties  Article Imperator 
Aug 26, 2007 07:00am News [Illinois] Governor picks and chooses  Article Imperator 
Jul 06, 2007 01:00pm News Some minimum-wage earners not happy  Article CBlock941 
Jul 01, 2007 12:00am News [IL] State's GOP base aging, shrinking  Article ArmyDem 
May 21, 2007 12:00pm News Firm: Minimum wage killing business  Article CBlock941 
May 03, 2007 11:25am Proposed Legislation Warning signs may replace memorials  Article CBlock941 
Jan 22, 2007 02:05pm News [IL] Start of state’s next political family?  Article ArmyDem 
Jan 10, 2007 02:00pm Blog Entry IL To Move Primary To Help Obama?  Article COSDem 
Dec 19, 2006 07:00am Proposed Legislation Gov promises cost-of-living wage hike  Article CBlock941 
Sep 17, 2006 08:00am News Dan Ryan cost drives toward $1 billion  Article Imperator 
Sep 12, 2006 09:30am Poll Voters riding a blue wave [IL Partisan Identification]  Article RP 
Mar 21, 2006 05:00pm News Problems at the polls? [IL Primary]  Article COSDem 
Mar 21, 2006 04:35pm News Illinois GOP Hopes Primary Begins Rebirth  Article COSDem 
Feb 24, 2006 11:00pm Election Guide Illinois Early voting begins Monday  Article COSDem 
Feb 02, 2006 12:00pm Event Chrysler plant celebrates Caliber’s breakout moment  Article Guy 
Jan 02, 2006 05:30pm General New Illinois state law aims to protect gays, lesbians  Article COSDem 
Dec 20, 2005 11:00am News Illinois House Races Taking Shape  Article ArmyDem 
Dec 05, 2005 12:25pm Election Guide Parties get set for busy primary [Illinois]  Article COSDem 
Nov 20, 2005 11:00am Commentary What state [IL] politicians have to be thankful for this year  Article ArmyDem 
Oct 15, 2005 03:00pm Poll Illinois sours on Bush  Article ArmyDem 
Sep 30, 2005 03:00pm News Edgar says no to governor run  Article New York Democrat 
Sep 23, 2005 12:55am Blog Entry [IL] Congressional Races [2006]  Article ArmyDem 
Sep 20, 2005 11:00pm Poll SurveyUSA: Blagojevich approval rating 36%  Article off_to_DC 
Aug 29, 2005 06:00pm News [IL] Democrats eye soon to be vacant GOP seats  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 02, 2005 02:00pm News Lake County [IL] GOP divided  Article ArmyDem 
Jun 06, 2005 10:00am News [Illinois] Fiscal guru didn't pay the mortgage  Article Servo 
May 20, 2005 01:00pm News Ill. Senate OKs Video Game Restrictions  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 16, 2005 01:00pm Poll Illinois still sour on Bush  Article ArmyDem 
May 10, 2005 12:00am News Millionaire campaign donor, 2 others indicted in health planning probe  Article None Entered 
May 08, 2005 12:00am Report There's no locale too exotic or destination too far for Illinois' delegation to visit in service of its constituents  Article None Entered 
Mar 23, 2005 10:00am News Five charged with vote fraud in East St. Louis  Article Tony82 
Mar 07, 2005 12:00am News Campaign donations grab spotlight  Article None Entered 
Jan 11, 2005 12:00am News [Illinois] Gay rights bill advances  Article Guy 
Jan 06, 2005 12:00am News Illinois fields lineup of stars in Congress  Article COSDem 
Jan 04, 2005 12:00am General Obama, Bean, Lipinski sworn in  Article COSDem 
Dec 20, 2004 12:00am News Downstate voters put moral decline first  Article None Entered 
Dec 19, 2004 12:00am News Democrats making inroads in once GOP suburbs  Article None Entered 
Sep 20, 2004 12:00am News At Least One Person Shot at Ill. Capitol  Article DFWDem 
Aug 20, 2004 12:00am Press Release City orders new inspections for Wrigley, threatens shutdown  Article Bob 
Jul 23, 2004 12:00am Editorial Conservative "Movement" Mirrors GOP Party "Leadership"  Article None Entered 
Jul 16, 2004 12:00am General Question for Illinois inhabitants...  Article Sherlock Holmes (a retired OC public servant collecting his pension) 
Jul 16, 2004 12:00am News [IL] Suburb shift turns state blue  Article Scott³ 
Mar 27, 2004 12:00am News Senate backs bill to take heat off potluck dinners  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 18, 2004 12:00am Perspective IL Primaries: Why do we wait until March?  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 15, 2004 12:00am Poll Illinois in favor of civil unions  Article ArmyDem 
Dec 23, 2003 12:00am News U.S. says Illinois can't import drugs from Canada  Article Servo 
Nov 07, 2003 12:00am News Governor [Blagojevich] assails `spending orgy' in Springfield  Article Tony82 
Sep 28, 2003 12:00am Interview State income tax hike discussed  Article Jester5716 
Aug 20, 2003 12:00am News U of I trustees getting heat over same sex benefits  Article Jester5716 
Aug 05, 2003 12:00am Amusing Popcorn named Illinois state snack  Article Servo 
Jul 20, 2003 12:00am News Blagojevich and White not about to back off  Article Jester5716 
Jul 13, 2003 12:00am News Big pay boosts in last years blow out retirement packages  Article Jester5716 
Jun 22, 2003 12:00am Analysis [IL] Right-wing activist targets Blagojevich, moderates  Article RP 
Jun 05, 2003 05:36pm General Blagojevich sees cash in veto pen (He says cuts can save $22M)  Article COSDem 
Jun 02, 2003 06:05pm Analysis Democrats take charge  Article COSDem 
Jun 01, 2003 06:55pm Analysis Ill. Lawmakers Pass $53B State Budget  Article Jester5716 
May 22, 2003 06:10pm General Betty sporting a new look after 4 months in California prison  Article COSDem 
May 13, 2003 06:52pm News Illinois Lawmakers Trying To Ban "Tongue-Splitting"  Article Servo 
Apr 24, 2003 02:29pm General Governor Blagojevich says ban to stay on death penalty  Article COSDem 
Apr 22, 2003 11:02am News Super-DMCA turns us all into criminals  Article Mr. Techno 
Apr 10, 2003 04:54pm General Blagojevich spares tax hike, little else  Article COSDem 
Apr 04, 2003 12:54pm General Democratic Soldier serving in Afghanistan re-elected as alderman  Article Servo