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Champaign Democratic Senator Scott Bennett
Bennett for Senate Campaign
News Local/State
October 27, 2016

Senator Bennett Faces First Election In 52nd District

This fall marks the first time Democrat Scott Bennett has campaigned for his Illinois Senate seat. The former prosecutor, who was appointed to the seat, faces Republican Urbana Alderman Mike Madigan on November 8. He says Governor Bruce Rauner needs to make more concessions from his 'Turnaround Agenda' as budget negotiations continue.

Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber celebrates in the dugout after gets walked in during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Cleveland
Matt Slocum/Associated Press
News Local/State
October 26, 2016

Cubs Top Cleveland 5-1; World Series Tied At One Game Apiece

Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter into the 6th inning, and Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 in his second game back with the Cubs in Wednesday's 5-1 victory in Cleveland. It was the Cubs' first World Series victory since game 6 of the 1945 World Series againt Detroit. The series now heads to Wrigley Field for game 3 on Friday night.

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth
Amanda Vinicky (Kirk); Brian Mackey (Duckworth)
News Local/State
October 26, 2016

Politics Trumps Policy In U.S. Senate Race

Although Illinois is not considered a battleground state in the presidential election, it could help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

First-term Republican Senator Mark Kirk is fighting to keep his job against Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.

Brian Mackey has this look at several of the two candidates' policy positions, and the politics of the race.

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