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Evanston 2012 Election Results

Results include the 9th Congressional District, the 9th State Senate District and the 17th and 18th State House races.

Democrats Jan Schakowsky, Daniel Biss, Robyn Gabel and Laura Fine carried the day in the local races that affect Evanston. Click on the links below for complete coverage.

VIDEOS: Obama Supporters Celebrate Win
McCormick Place is filled with celebration as the race is called before thousands of Obama supporters gathered from around the suburbs and the city of Chicago.

Schakowsky Wins 9th Congressional Over Wolfe
Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky appeared to have won the race against Republican challenger as of 9:13 p.m., with a 30,000 vote lead with 306 of 336 precincts reporting.

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Biss Wins 9th State Senate District Race
The Democratic candidate and Evanston resident says that as the new state senator, he will be working hard on fiscal stabilization. “We need to find ways to leverage our economic strength and help accelerate our economy as fast as possible," said Daniel Biss.


Incumbent Robyn Gabel, an Evanston resident, campaigned on the platform of creating jobs (through international trade, innovation and manufacturing), making tough yet intelligent budget cuts, building the state's green energy profile and providing better access to higher education for Illinois children.

Fine Defeats Frank in 17th IL House District Race
"I just feel like I have a good grasp of what people are really concerned about in our district," said former Northfield Township Clerk Laura Fine, who defeated fellow newcomer Kyle Frank, an attorney. "And I hope that I can properly represent everybody and just do a good job.”

Wire Points November 07, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Will somebody please ask Robyn Gabel the only question that matters: When you vote for Speaker of the House, will you vote for Madigan?
Eric Lieberman November 07, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Wire Points - Robyn was asked that question by me in forum at Haven School and in our League of Women Voters debate. The closest she came with a direct answer was "It depends on who will be on the ballot". That sounded like a "yes" to most folks that heard it. (Check out the coverage of the Haven School forum in the Evanston Roundtable.) Do you have any doubt that Madigan will be reinstalled as speaker? It is what the Illinois voters have said they want. - Eric
Wire Points November 07, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Robyn Gabel, if you won't tell us whether you will vote for Madigan as Speaker, will you tell us whether you did last time? I have emailed these questions to you but you ignore them.
Jim Osburn November 07, 2012 at 05:53 PM
So many Illinois voters suffer from a form of "battered wife syndrome." The reps and senators that made such a mess of this state and burdened our children with tremendous debt, said, "we will love you better this time," and the abusive relationship continues. Pity.

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