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PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
Fri Oct 10, 2014

Election Preview: Foster, Senger Battle For The 11th Congressional District Seat

Progress Illinois previews the 11th congressional district race between incumbent Democrat Bill Foster and Republican challenger State Rep. Darlene Senger.

PI Original
by Aricka Flowers
Tue Mar 18, 2014

LIVE BLOG: Polls Are Closed, Time For The Results In 2014 Primary Election

All of the polls have closed in the Illinois primary election, including those that closed late due to problems at polling places. Progress Illinois lays out the latest as the results come in.

PI Original
by Aricka Flowers
Tue Mar 18, 2014

LIVE BLOG: The Illinois 2014 Primary Election Is Here

It's Election Day and voters will visit the polls throughout the day to support the candidates they would like to see on the ballots in the November General Election.  

Quick Hit
by Steven Ross Johnson
Tue Nov 6, 2012

Checking In With Bill Foster And Voters In The 11th Congressional District (VIDEO)

As voters in Illinois’ 11th Congressional decide the fate of one of the closest, most hotly-contested races of this election season, Democratic challenger Bill Foster said he felt confident a high turnout in Democratic strongholds was key for his path to victory over longtime incumbent, U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert.

Foster, who won the 14th Congressional District seat in 2008, but lost his re-election bid in 2010, said he was encouraged by Democratic turnout thus far in areas such as Joliet, which he felt could rival numbers seen in 2008.

“I just got back from the Route 66 Diner in downtown Joliet where the place was actually full of people and most of them had just come from voting,” Foster said. “They said things were busier in downtown Joliet than they were in 2008, which you know, high turnout is great for Democrats, and I was very encouraged by this.”   

Quick Hit
by Matthew Blake
Mon Nov 5, 2012

Illinois Republicans Rake In Super PAC Cash, Dark Money

If tomorrow’s six extremely close (see recent polls here and our voter guide here) Illinois congressional races were solely determined by outside spending, that is money poured into the races that the candidates themselves did not raise, the Republican candidates would win by a landslide.

In the 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th district Congressional races, Republicans are getting millions of dollars more from Super Political Action Committees and “dark money” groups.