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rep. lipinski of illinois narrowly wins democratic primary


rep. dan lipinski of illinois, one of the most conservative democrats in congress, narrowly won a primary tuesday over a progressive newcomer who argued the congressman's views no longer reflect the chicago-area district he has represented for seven terms.






in the primary, don't accidentally vote for the neo-nazi


arthur jones slithered out of his hole in the ground in lyons to run for the united states congress in a republican primary election, and nobody stepped up to challenge him. jones — a holocaust denier, anti-semite, neo-nazi and white supremacist — is running unopposed as a gop candidate in a west...






attorney and former miss america erika harold wins republican primary for illino


springfield, ill. (ap) — attorney and former miss america erika harold wins republican primary for illinois attorney general .






billionaire j.b. pritzker wins illinois democratic governor primary on strength


billionaire j.b. pritzker cruised to victory tuesday night in the illinois democratic governor primary, his record-setting $70 million campaign allowing him to build a formidable operation his underfunded rivals could not overcome. “i’m j.b. pritzker, and i’m going to beat bruce rauner,” said the...






rep. lipinski of illinois narrowly leads democratic primary


chicago (ap) — rep. dan lipinski of illinois, one of the most conservative democrats in congress, narrowly led his primary tuesday over a progressive newcomer who argued the congressman’s views no longer reflect the chicago-area district he has represented for seven terms. marie newman, who was little-known when she decided to challenge lipinski for the […]






illinois nazi wins gop primary for congress


the illinois republican party was unable to draft a candidate against holocaust denier arthur jones, and now he's won the republican primary in illinois' third congressional district. jones is a former member of the american nazi party and, as a student at the university of wisconsin, founded a conservative newspaper and was active in the young republicans and a nationalist socialist student group. the good news is that the third congressional district is heavily democratic, but in these crazy times of russian meddling and the refusal of the white house to disavow american nazis, there's no telling who will win. from the new york times: “arthur jones is not a real republican — he is a nazi whose disgusting, bigoted views have no place in our nation’s discourse,” tim schneider, the illinois






takeaways from illinois primary: big money, party splits


illinois voters added their voices to the 2018 primary season tuesday, with republican gov. bruce rauner surviving an unexpectedly stiff primary challenge from the right and a suburban chicago congressman, dan lipinski, clinging to a tight lead over a democratic challenger fueled by the party's liberal wing.






trump factor looms large in illinois governor primary campaigns


president donald trump isn’t on tuesday’s ballot, but as the final weekend of the illinois primary campaign arrives, his persona looms large. as university of illinois political scientist christopher mooney puts it: “there’s a trump aspect to everything in american politics at this moment.” for...






illinois primary election 2018 live coverage


join us tuesday, march 20, for the illinois primary election 2018. get updates, tweets, photos and videos.






illinois governor race more fierce, costly as primary nears


the candidates for illinois governor are making their final push ahead of tuesday's primary, greeting voters and sinking more money into what's become an increasingly fierce — and expensive — contest.






illinois primary puts focus on security of state voter rolls


with the illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.






illinois primary puts focus on security of state voter rolls


springfield, ill. (ap) — with the illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls. they have good reason to be on guard: two years ago, illinois was the lone state known to have its state election system breached […]






a look at competitive us house races in the illinois primary


several u.s. house races are expected to be competitive in the illinois primary, including an open seat, a seat held by a seven-term democrat facing a challenge from his left and several republican seats that democrats hope to flip come november.






downstate illinois vote could be primary election key for both parties


at a recent democratic governor candidate forum, j.b. pritzker dropped some local touchstones into his opening remarks. “i’ve been listening to people all across the state of illinois, especially those here in central illinois, and how neglected you all have been,” he told the audience at the university...






to restore congress to functionality, the supreme court should get rid of gerrym


to the editor: if i want to win a seat in congress today, i need to live in a district where a majority of voters share my political views, and i have to move as far to the extreme of the political spectrum as i can so i can attack any opponent in the primary election. by winning the primary, i...






endorsements for illinois house, round 3


the tribune continues its endorsements today for the illinois house, starting with chicago’s northern suburbs and progressing to central illinois. 62nd district: republicans have been trying to win back this north suburban seat for several election cycles. the winner of the gop primary will face...






the latest: de blasio wins democratic mayoral primary in nyc


the latest on new york's primary elections(all times local):






illinois gop stands by durkin campaign claims against burr ridge primary opponen


the illinois republican party is standing by accusations made by gop house leader jim durkin regarding the village of burr ridge. durkin, a western springs resident who represents the 82nd district, is being challenged by burr ridge mayor mickey straub in the march republican primary. a group called...






rauner calls pritzker 'corrupt insider,' pritzker labels rauner 'failure'


illinois’ general election campaign for governor kicked off wednesday where tuesday’s primary results ended, with republican gov. bruce rauner and democratic nominee j.b. pritzker lobbing attacks and launching ads against each other. rauner, who barely staved off primary challenger jeanne ives,...






illinois house republican leader durkin holds lead over rare primary challenger


illinois house republican leader jim durkin declared victory over primary challenger burr ridge village president mickey straub late tuesday, a key win for the state’s gop establishment amid an insurgency from the party’s conservative wing. flanked by his wife, celeste, and daughter, durkin thanked...






the latest: taylor wins gop primary for rep. johnson seat


the latest on primary day in texas (all times cst):






raise your hand if you voted for the neo-nazi


it wasn’t democracy’s finest hour. on election day, the sole republican candidate for the u.s. house in illinois’ 3rd congressional district was a holocaust denier and neo-nazi. and he got more than 20,000 votes. ugh. ideally, arthur jones would have received no votes because he deserves no support....






illinois primary could set up most expensive governor’s race


chicago (ap) — two inordinately wealthy front-runners who have largely bankrolled their campaigns for illinois governor faced nomination challenges tuesday in a primary that also features a self-described “middle-class candidate,” a member of a famous political family and an insurgent state legislator. with republican gov. bruce rauner and democratic businessman j.b. pritzker combining to spend […]






illinois house republican leader durkin takes lead over rare primary challenger


illinois house republican leader jim durkin got out to an early lead late tuesday over primary challenger burr ridge village president mickey straub, in a key test for the state gop establishment amid an insurgency from the party’s conservative wing. in unofficial results, durkin had 69 percent...






buildup to fall showdown begins: rauner calls pritzker 'corrupt insider,' pritzk


illinois’ general election campaign for governor kicked off wednesday where tuesday’s primary results ended, with republican gov. bruce rauner and democratic nominee j.b. pritzker lobbing attacks and launching ads against each other. rauner, who barely staved off primary challenger jeanne ives,...






more early voting sites opening for illinois’ primary


springfield, ill. (ap) — additional voting sites are opening across illinois for people who want to cast an early ballot for the march 20 primary. some early voting locations opened last month. many more are set to open monday, offering voting during mornings, evenings and weekends in addition to regular business hours. voters will choose […]






republicans blame dems for allowing holocaust denier with nazi affiliations to g


i wonder about the 20,339 votes cast for arthur jones in tuesday's election, according to unofficial results. jones, whom the gop has denounced as a nazi and who has a section on his campaign website devoted to denying the holocaust, was unopposed in the primary and won the republican nomination...






st. joseph's gene pingatore first boys basketball coach in illinois to reach 1,0


gene pingatore tried to escape the throng of students, fans and former players so he could to talk to his team. it was one battle the boys basketball coach with the most wins in illinois history would lose. st. joseph's coach earned his 1,000th career victory saturday, when the chargers defeated...






three illinois republicans in congress on train that hit truck; all unhurt


three illinois republicans in congress were on a train that hit a garbage truck on the way to a legislative retreat in west virginia on wednesday, but none of the lawmakers were hurt. aides to u.s. reps. peter roskam of wheaton, randy hultgren of plano and mike bost of murphysboro said they were...






park ridge voters to see largely unopposed local races, gop primary for congress


park ridge voters will see uncontested races for local state representatives and maine township committeemen in next spring's gubernatorial primary election, but they could have a choice among republican candidates looking to unseat a longtime member of congress. according to candidate filings...






democrats, women candidates score big in texas primaries


women running for congress surged to big wins and democrats smashed recent turnout levels in texas' first-in-the-nation 2018 primary elections, giving republicans a potential glimpse of what's ahead in the first midterms under president donald trump.






siu poll: rauner, pritzker lead governor races


republican gov. bruce rauner and democratic candidate j.b. pritzker each lead their closest primary rival by double digits with the primary election about three weeks away, a new poll from the paul simon public policy institute at southern illinois university at carbondale shows. the survey found...






st. joseph's gene pingatore first boys basketball coach in illinois to reach 1,0


gene pingatore became the first boys basketball coach in illinois to reach 1,000 wins saturday, when the st. joseph coach led the chargers to an 81-71 win against st. rita in the first round of the catholic league playoffs in westchester. according to the national federation of high schools record...






mcginnis wins republican primary for vacant house seat


conway, s.c. (ap) — republicans have chosen a candidate for a vacant south carolina house seat where no democrat has filed for the office. unofficial results show former television anchor tim mcginnis won the primary for a vacant seat in horry county. mcginnis got nearly 1,200 votes in tuesday’s primary. chiropractor dwyer scott had 550 […]






democratic governor candidate pritzker wins major teacher union endorsement


j.b. pritzker on saturday won the backing of the illinois federation of teachers, the largest public employees union to issue an endorsement so far in the democratic governor primary. the endorsement by the executive board of the 100,000-member union represented a further coalescing of core elements...