Frerichs to Become State Treasurer

More than two weeks after the election, the Illinois Treasurer’s race has been decided. Democratic candidate Mike Frerichs will become the next treasurer.

After all the polling, robo-calls and attack ads, the party is over. Who is left standing? We talk about the winners and what is ahead for Illinois and the nation with our panel. 

Republican Bruce Rauner will be the next Illinois governor as Pat Quinn officially conceded at 3:30 pm Wednesday.

Chicago voters turned out in monumental numbers for same-day registration and voting today causing long lines at all five sites. The Chicago Elections Board reported that it had moved additional equipment and judges to those locations to help move lines along. Notices have also been posted indicating that all voters in line at 7:00 pm, MUST BE allowed to vote.

With voting day underway, it's a close one for the Illinois governor's race. We sit down with our panel to discuss what the winner will face politically and economically over the next four years; and the implications of a possible Republican-dominated Congress.

More than 80 judicial candidates are running for election, with many of them running unopposed. Each year the Chicago Council of Lawyers and the Chicago Bar Association screen and rate judicial candidates, and the organizations use their ratings to determine whether they would recommend a judge for retention. 

Chicago has been synonymous with election chicanery in the past, but Election Board officials today are describing a new controversy that they say they've never seen before. Paris Schutz has the latest on that, and more on how voters are being asked to amend the Illinois Constitution when they vote tomorrow. 

The latest poll shows the gubernatorial race in a dead heat between the two front-runners. We analyze the numbers and the final five-day push before Election Day on Tuesday.

Chad Grimm

Chad Grimm, the Libertarian Party candidate for Illinois Governor, visits Chicago Tonight to talk about his vision for Illinois and why he sees himself as the only legitimate candidate for change.

For the first time, Illinois voters can register and vote on the same day. Chicago Tonight takes a look behind the new law that allows Illinois voters to register to vote on Election Day.

U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois  -- Sen. Dick Durbin and Jim Oberweis -- gave a brief news conference following the forum.

U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican challenger Jim Oberweis go head-to-head in Chicago Tonight’s Senate Forum.

Paul Vallas, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, discusses the vision he and running mate Gov. Pat Quinn have for Illinois. 

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger are vying to represent the 11th Congressional District. They go head-to-head on Chicago Tonight’s forum.

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, a Republican, challenges Democratic incumbent Rep. Brad Schneider to represent the 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House.

Republican candidate Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs face off on Chicago Tonight's candidate forum for the open treasurer's seat.