House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, center, is flanked by members os his leadership team in this file photo from February 2020.  State Reps. Avery Bourne, left, and Tom Demmer both chose to seek statewide office rather than run for re-election. Now Durkin is stepping down from his position.

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The 21st Show - November 10, 2022

Top Illinois Republican blames Trump for party’s losses

"Illinois voters rejected us," House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says. After his party's dismal showing in this year's election, he announced he would step down. And in a conversation taped Thursday afternoon, he came across as a man unburdened: "Donald Trump, I believe, is greatly responsible for the shrinking of the party."

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks after winning reelection over GOP challenger Darren Bailey, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago.

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The 21st Show - November 09, 2022

2022 Midterm Election Recap

We take a deep dive into the November 8, 2022 election results with a panel of political journalists and experts. 

The 21st Show - November 07, 2022

What to Know About Voting in the 2022 Midterms

The 2022 midterm elections are upon us. The 21st was joined by Matt Dietrich, spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Elections to hear the latest on early voting in Illinois, and answer some last-minute questions. 

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