Vice President Joe Biden ekes out a lead in the key battleground states of Georgia and Pennsylvania and readies for legal battles as President Donald Trump vows to fight the results in court and with recounts.
Cruising to another term, Sen. Dick Durbin lays blame for the Illinois Democratic Party’s losses and less-than-spectacular results Tuesday squarely at the feet of House Speaker Michael Madigan. He and Gov. J.B. Pritzker are now calling for Madigan to step aside, which the speaker has refused to do.
Conservative Republican Jim Oberweis claims victory in the 14th Congressional District but freshmen Democrat Lauren Underwood stresses that all votes must be counted. In the 6th Congressional District, first-term incumbent Rep. Sean Casten fends off conservative Jeanne Ives in a traditionally Republican district.
Illinois voters resoundingly rebuke the “fair tax” amendment. As a result, Pritzker warns that service cuts and tax increases appear imminent to deal with the state’s massive budget deficit. Meanwhile, it appears that GOP leader Bill Brady be gearing up for a run against the governor. And, incumbent State’s Attorney Kim Foxx easily wins a second term.
COVID-19 deaths top 10,000 in Illinois. Will the resurgence lead to another stay-at-home order? Meanwhile, the ongoing pandemic leads the city to cut funding for the Taste of Chicago and the Air & Water Show.
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