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.
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.”