In national races, Illinois voters preferred Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (55.1%) to Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence (43%) for president and vice president of the U.S.
They also voted to return Democrat Dick Durbin (52.35%) to the U.S. Senate and Democrat Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, 9th District, to the House of Representatives. In the U.S. Senate race, Republican Mark Curran received 40.91%; Willie Wilson of the Willie Wilson party received 3.95%. In the 9th District race, Republican Sargis Sangari received 32.5% of the votes.
Results of the referendum on the proposed amendment to the State Constitution to implement a graduated income tax may not be known for a few weeks. There are two ways in which the referendum could pass: receiving a simple majority of the total votes cast or 60% of the votes on that issue.
Although results are still unofficial, it looks like Democrat incumbent Kim Foxx will remain State’s Attorney, winning about 63% of the votes, with her Republican opponent, Patrick O’Brien, garnering about 29.8%. Libertarian Party candidate Brian Dennehy received about 6% of the votes.
Unofficial results for commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District are Kimberly Neely Dubuclet (26.66%), M Cameron “Cam” Davis (24.01%) and Eira L. Corral Sepulveda (21.76%) will be commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.
The Democrat incumbents who represent parts of Evanston will return to Springfield: Kelly Cassidy was unopposed in the 14th District. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, 17th District, received 62.6% of the votes; and Robyn Gabel, 18th District, 70.1%.