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Barack Obama for US Senate - 1984

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Filing Filing Deadline for Major Party Candidates: November 30, 2015
Filing Deadline for Third Party Candidates: June 27, 2016
Filing Deadline for Write-In Candidates: September 8, 2016
Primary: March 15, 2016

This page was last updated on November 25, 2015


Bruce Rauner (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

George Ryan

Evelyn Sanguinetti (R)*

Lisa Madigan (D)* - (Campaign Site)

[ Jesse White (D)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Luis Arroyo (D) - State Rep., Ex-Restaurant Owner & Retired Chicago Water Dept. Worker
Dan Biss (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-College Professor & Mathematician
John Bradley (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
John D'Amico (D) - State Rep. & Chicago Water Dept. Foreman
Dan Kotowski (D) - Ex-State Sen. & Non-Profit Group Executive
Brandon Phelps (D) - State Rep. & Labor Union Organizer
Kwame Raoul (D) - State Sen. & Attorney

Karen Yarbrough (D) -
Cook County Recorder of Deeds, Ex-State Rep. & Insurance Agency Owner

Shilts - Libertarian

Leslie Munger (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Susana Mendoza (D) - Chicago City Clerk & Ex-State Rep.

Mike Frerichs (D)* - (Campaign Site)


State House - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


Mark Kirk (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Kinzinger (R) - Congressman, Ex-McLean County Commissioner & Iraq War Veteran

James Marter (R) - Management Consultant

Joe Walsh (R) - Ex-Congressman, Radio Show Host & Ex-Teacher

Tammy Duckworth (D) - Congresswoman, Ex-US Asst. Veterans Affairs Secy. & Disabled Iraq War Veteran
Napoleon Harris (D) - State Sen., Businessman, Ex-Pro Football Player & '13 US Rep. Candidate
Robert Marshall (D) - Physician, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Andrea Zopp (D) - Chicago School Board Member, Chicago Urban League President & Attorney

Chad Koppie (Constitution) - Kane County School Board Member, Retired Pilot & Frequent Candidate

Jim Brown (Independent) - Teacher & Ex-Businessman

Reagan & O'Neal - 1980

Dick Durbin (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.


District 1:
Bobby Rush (D)*
Howard Brookins Jr. (D) - Chicago Alderman & Attorney
Patrick Brutus (D) - Economic Development Consultant & '13 Candidate
Tio Hardiman (D) - Community Organizer, Progressive Activist & '14 Gov. Candidate
August Deuser (R) - Retired Teacher & Ex-Police Officer

District 2:
Robin Kelly (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Wallace (R) - Businessman, Christian Education Consultant, '14 Nominee & '06 State Sen. Candidate

Harold Washington for Chicago Mayor

District 3:
Dan Lipinski (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ken McGraw (R) - Businessman

District 4:
Luis Gutierrez (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Javier Salas (D) - Ex-Radio/TV Show Host, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Immigration Reform Activist
Hector Concepcion (R) - Educational Consultant, Stockbroker & '12/'14 Nominee

District 5:
Mike Quigley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Warren "Grizz" Grimsley (Green) - Construction Remodeling Contractor

Dole-Kemp & Al Salvi

District 6:
Peter Roskam (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Kinzler (R) - Physician
Amanda Howland (D) - College of Lake County Trustee, Attorney, Ex-Teacher & '12 St. Sen. Nominee

District 7:
Danny K. Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Thomas Day (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive, Iraq War Veteran & Ex-Journalist
Amara Enyia (D) - Public Policy Consultant & '15 Chicago Mayor Candidate
Frederick Collins (R) - Police Officer & Frequent Candidate

District 8:
[ Tammy Duckworth (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Deb Bullwinkel (D) - Villa Park Village President & Marketing Executive
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) - Businessman, Ex-Deputy State Treasurer, '12 Candidate & '10 Comptroller Candidate
Mike Noland (D) - State Sen., Attorney & Navy Veteran
Pete DiCianni (R) - DuPage County Commissioner, Ex-Elmhurst Mayor & Businessman
Andrew Straw (R) - Attorney, Ex-Law School Asst. Dean & Ex-Statistical Analyst
Bill Fraser (Independent) - Teacher

Rod Blagojevich for Congress

District 9:
Jan Schakowsky (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Susanne Atanus (R) - Retired Federal Contracting Officer, Ex-Substitute Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Denis Detzel (R) - Non-Profit Group Consultant, Ex-Corporate Executive & '14 State Rep. Nominee
Joan McCarthy Lasonde (R) - Advertising Writer & GOP Activist
David Williams III (R) - Navy Veteran, Paul Campaign Activist & '14 Candidate

District 10:
Bob Dold (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nancy Rodkin Rotering (D) - Highland Park Mayor, Ex-Highland Park City Councilman & Attorney
Brad Schneider (D) - Ex-Congressman & Ex-Tax Consultant
Joe Kopsick (Write-In) - Anarchist & Frequent Candidate

District 11:
Bill Foster (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tonia Khouri (R) - DuPage County Board Member & Businesswoman
Dominick Stella (R) - Physician
Herman White (R) - Nuclear Physicist & Community Activist

Ed Derwinski for Congress

District 12:
Mike Bost (R)* - (Campaign Site)
C.J. Baricevic (D) - Attorney

Jerry Costello II (D) - State Rep., Financial Advisor, Army Veteran & Son of Ex-Congressman Jerry Costello
Jay Hoffman (D) - State Rep., Attorney & '96 Nominee
Brendan Kelly (D) - St. Clair County State’s Attorney

Paula Bradshaw (Green) - Nurse, Progressive Activist & '12/'14 Nominee

District 13:
Rodney Davis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Wicklund (D) - Macon County Board Member & Non-Profit Group Executive
David Gill (Independent) - Physician, Ex-Democrat & Frequent Candidate

District 14:
Randy Hultgren (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Walsh (R) - Ex-Congressman, Radio Show Host & Ex-Teacher

District 15:
John Shimkus (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kyle McCarter (R) - State Sen., Ex-St. Clair County Board Member & Businessman

Eric Thorsland (D) - Educator, Farmer & Frequent Candidate

Pulley - Artz - Socialist Workers

District 16:
Adam Kinzinger (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 17:
Cheri Bustos (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Patrick Harlan (R) - Truck Driver

Bobby Schilling (R) - Ex-Congressman, Pizza Restaurant Owner & Ex-Factory Worker

District 18:
Darin LaHood (R)* - (Campaign Site)


Constitution Party of Illinois
Party of Illinois
Illinois Green Party
Libertarian Party of Illinois
Reform Party of Illinois
Republican Party of Illinois
Illinois Socialist Party
US Marijuana Party of Illinois

Lynn Martin for US Senate


State Board of Elections

Paul Simon for US Senate


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Naperville Sun
Pekin Daily Times
Peoria Journal Star
Polish News (Chicago - Polish-American)
Pontiac Daily Leader
Pure-News USA (African-American)
Quincy Herald-Whig
Rockford Register Star
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The Southern Illinoisan
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Springfield State Journal-Register
Streator Times-Press
Waukegan News Sun
West Frankfort Daily American

Chuck Percy - 1964

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