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  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseats Illinois GOP US Sen. Mark Kirk

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseated Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Tuesday, delivering a win that her party is banking on as it ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:42 am
  • Hillary Clinton wins Illinois over Donald Trump

    Democrat Hillary Clinton has won the presidential contest in her home state of Illinois, defeating Republican Donald Trump in her bid to become the na ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseats GOP Sen. Mark Kirk

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has unseated Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 8:09 pm
  • Live Election Day updates, analysis and results

    Stick with the Northwest Herald throughout this election evening as our reporters give you updates on McHenry County and state races.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 6:03 pm
  • Early turnout high in Illinois for an election with Senate seat at stake

    CHICAGO – This election year was dominated by pricey Illinois statehouse races, a high-stakes U.S. Senate contest and a record number of early voters.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • Defiant into final day, Donald Trump warns of election fraud

    NEW YORK – Donald Trump refused on Tuesday to say whether he would accept the election results, injecting new drama into the final day of a turbulent ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • Finally, it's Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: Long race ends, voters pick

    WASHINGTON – America's ugly and unpredictable presidential election entered its final hours Tuesday, with voters flocking to polls to choose between D ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Analysis: Winner must help heal wound in American politics

    WASHINGTON – We'll know soon enough who won. We already know the prize: A big, ugly wound in the heart of American politics.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • Voters face machine problems, long lines in some states

    WASHINGTON – Despite Donald Trump's continued skepticism that the election was on the up and up, few voters who went to the polls Tuesday encountered ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 3:05 pm
  • Vote 2016: The latest developments in the U.S. elections

    WASHINGTON – The Latest on Election Day 2016 (all times EST):3 p.m.President Barack Obama is hitting ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 3:02 pm
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