Illinois 2020 Election Voting Guide


Design and Development by Andy Boyle and Caroline Hurley,
Chicago Sun-Times

Tuesday, Nov. 3, marks the final day of voting in the 2020 general election. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about each candidate — including unedited questionnaires provided by candidates, and links to campaign websites and social media accounts.

We've also indicated with a star () which candidates have received an endorsement from the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board, with links explaining why we made each choice. You can read more about our endorsement process here, and see a list of our endorsements here.

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Federal Elections

President of the United States

Republican-held seat

U.S. Senate - Illinois

U.S. House - Illinois

U.S. House - 1st District

Democrat-held seat | Cook, Will and Kankakee counties, including part of Joliet and Chicago's Southeast Side.

U.S. House - 2nd District

Democrat-held seat | Cook, Will and Kankakee counties, including southern suburbs and Chicago's Southeast Side.

U.S. House - 3rd District

Democrat-held seat | Cook County including southwest suburbs and Bridgeport.

U.S. House - 4th District

Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including Chicago neighborhoods with high Hispanic populations including Humboldt Park, Pilsen and Little Village, and suburbs Cicero and Brookfield.

U.S. House - 5th District

Democrat-held seat | Cook and DuPage counties including Chicago's North and Northwest sides, O'Hare Airport and Oak Brook.

U.S. House - 6th District

Democrat-held seat | Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties, including suburbs of Downers Grove and Algonquin.

U.S. House - 7th District

Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including Chicago's Loop, South Side and West Side as well as western suburbs.

U.S. House - 8th District

Democrat-held seat | Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, including parts of Schaumburg and Elgin.

U.S. House - 9th District

Democrat-held seat | North suburban Cook County and Rogers Park in Chicago.

U.S. House - 10th District

Democrat-held seat | Lake County and northern Cook County.

U.S. House - 11th District

Democrat-held seat | Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties.

U.S. House - 12th District

Republican-held seat | Southern Illinois along the Mississippi River, including parts of East St. Louis.

U.S. House - 13th District

Republican-held seat | Central and southeastern Illinois, including parts of Springfield, Bloomington and Champaign.

U.S. House - 14th District

Democrat-held seat | DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.

U.S. House - 15th District

Republican-held seat | Central and southwestern Illinois, including Paducah, Edwardsville, and Danville.

U.S. House - 16th District

Republican-held seat | Northern and central Illinois, including LaSalle, Grundy and parts of DeKalb and Will counties.

U.S. House - 17th District

Democrat-held seat | Northern and western Illinois, including parts of Rockford, the Quad Cities, and Peoria in central Illinois.

U.S. House - 18th District

Republican-held seat | Central and western Illinois including parts of Quincy, Springfield and Peoria.

Cook County elections

Cook County State's Attorney

Democrat-held seat | Cook County

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk

Cook County

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner - six-year term (3 elected)

Oversees the Chicago Area Water System, from Wilmette to downtown Chicago to Lockport.

Cook County Board of Review - District 1

Republican-held seat | Cook County

Statewide Elections

Illinois Supreme Court

Democrat-held seat | First District, which includes all of Cook County.

Chicago-area State Senate races

State Senate - 1st District

Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including Chicago's Southwest Side neighborhoods of Bridgeport, Archer Heights, Gage Park and McKinley Park.

State Senate - 4th District

Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including the western suburbs of River Forest, Maywood, and Hillside.

State Senate - 7th District

Democrat-held seat | Chicago's North Side including Ravenswood and Rogers Park in Cook County.

State Senate - 10th District

Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including the northwest part of Chicago and parts of Rosemont, Norridge and Park Ridge.

State Senate - 11th District

Democrat-held seat | Cook County, including the northwest part of Chicago and parts of Rosemont, Norridge and Park Ridge.

State Senate - 13th District

Democrat-held seat | Chicago's lakefront, from the Gold Coast to the Indiana border.

State Senate - 16th District

Democrat-held seat | Chicago's South and Southwest Sides and suburbs including Countryside and Hickory Hills.

State Senate - 19th District

Democrat-held seat | Mokena, New Lenox, Matteson and Tinley Park.

State Senate - 22nd District

Democrat-held seat | Kane, Cook and Dupage counties, including parts of Elgin and Carpentersville.

State Senate - 25th District

Republican-held seat | Kane, Kendall and Dupage counties, including parts of Oswego and Batavia.

State Senate - 28th District

Democrat-held seat | Northwestern Cook County, including parts of Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Bartlett.

State Senate - 31st District

Democrat-held seat | Lake County, including parts of Zion and Antioch.

State Senate - 40th District

Democrat-held seat | Will, Kankakee, Grundy and Cook counties.

State Senate - 43rd District

Democrat-held seat | southwest suburbs, including parts of Joliet and Bolingbrook.

State Senate - 49th District

Democrat-held seat | Will and Kendall counties, including Plainfield and parts of Oswego.

State House races

State House - 1st District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Southwest Chicago neighborhoods of Archer Heights, Gage Park and Garfield Ridge.

State House - 2nd District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Southwest Chicago neighborhoods of Pilsen, Chinatown and Bridgeport.

State House - 3rd District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Northwest Chicago neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin and part of Hermosa.

State House - 4th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Logan Square, Humboldt Park, West Town and Wicker Park.

State House - 5th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Downtown Chicago and South Side neighborhoods of Bronzeville, Washington Park and South Shore.

State House - 6th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Back of the Yards, Fuller Park, and part of the Loop, River North and West Loop.

State House - 7th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Suburbs of River Forest, Maywood and Westchester.

State House - 8th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhood of Austin and parts of suburbs of North Riverside and LaGrange Park.

State House - 9th District

Democrat-held seat | West Side of Chicago neighborhoods south of the Eisenhower Expressway.

State House - 10th District

Democrat-held seat | West Side of Chicago neighborhoods north of the Eisenhower Expressway and Goose Island.

State House - 11th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhood of Ravenswood and Roscoe Village.

State House - 12th District

Democrat-held seat | North Side of Chicago, from Clark street to the lake front and Divison to Montrose.

State House - 13th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Andersonville and parts of Ravenswood.

State House - 14th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Rogers Park and Edgewater.

State House - 15th District

Democrat-held seat | North suburbs including Albany Park, Forest Glen and parts of Morton Grove.

State House - 16th District

Democrat-held seat | North suburbs and part of the North Side of the city, including West Ridge and parts of Skokie.

State House - 17th District

Democrat-held seat | North suburbs including Glenview, Golf, Skokie and Wilmette.

State House - 18th District

Democrat-held seat | North suburbs including Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Northfield.

State House - 19th District

Democrat-held seat | Chicago neighborhoods of Jefferson Park and Dunning as well as Harwood Heights.

State House - 20th District

Republican-held seat | Northwest suburbs including Norridge, Park Ridge and Niles.

State House - 21st District

Democrat-held seat | Southwest suburbs including Lyons, Stickney and Summit.

State House - 22nd District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Neighborhoods surrounding Midway Airport, including West Lawn and Archer Heights.

State House - 23rd District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Suburbs of Bridgeview, McCook, Riverside and Cicero.

State House - 24th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Parts of Brookfield, Cicero and Little Village.

State House - 25th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Chicago neighborhoods of Kenwood, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore, South Chicago, East Side and Pullman.

State House - 26th District

Democrat-held seat | Chicago's Gold Coast, Loop, and lakefront neighborhoods south to Calumet Heights.

State House - 27th District

Democrat-held seat | Far South Side Chicago neighborhoods of Roseland and Morgan Park as well as suburbs of Palos Heights and Crestwood.

State House - 28th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Far South Side Chicago neighborhoods of Roseland and West Pullman as well as suburbs of Robbins, Calumet Park and Midlothian.

State House - 29th District

Democrat-held seat | Far South Side Chicago neighborhood Riverdale and south suburbs of South Holland, Crete and Monee.

State House - 30th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Suburbs of Countryside, Willow Springs and Hometown as well as South Side Chicago neighborhoods of Ashburn and Auburn Gresham.

State House - 31st District

Democrat-held seat | South suburbs of Tinley Park, Markham, Hazel Crest and Matteson.

State House - 32nd District

Democrat-held seat | South Side of Chicago and parts of Burbank and Hickory Hills.

State House - 33rd District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Southeast Side of Chicago and parts of Calumet City and Lansing.

State House - 34th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | South Side of Chicago stretching all the way to Manteo and Peotone.

State House - 35th District

Democrat-held seat | Parts of Merrionette Park, Palos Park and Orland Hills.

State House - 36th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Parts of Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn and Palos Hills.

State House - 37th District

Republican-held seat | Mokena, New Lenox and parts of Frankfort.

State House - 38th District

Democrat-held seat | Tinley Park, Matteson and Country Club Hills.

State House - 39th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | Northwest Side of Chicago including Logan Square and Old Irving Park.

State House - 40th District

Democrat-held seat | Northwest Side of Chicago including Irving Park, Mayfair and Albany Park.

State House - 41st District

Republican-held seat | West suburbs of Naperville and Warrenville.

State House - 42nd District

Republican-held seat | West suburbs of Carol Stream, Lisle and Wheaton.

State House - 43rd District

Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Elgin and Carpentersville.

State House - 44th District

Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Streamwood and Hanover Park.

State House - 45th District

Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Itasca, Bartlett and Bloomingdale.

State House - 46th District

Democrat-held seat | West suburbs of Glendale Heights and Villa Park.

State House - 47th District

Republican-held seat | West suburbs of Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Hinsdale and Westmont.

State House - 48th District

Democrat-held seat | West suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Lombard and Lisle.

State House - 49th District

Democrat-held seat | West suburbs of South Elgin, St. Charles and Batavia.

State House - 50th District

Republican-held seat | Sugar Grove, Yorkville and Elburn.

State House - 51st District

Democrat-held seat | Lake Zurich, Libertyville, and Lake Barrington.

State House - 52nd District

Republican-held seat | Algonquin, Barrington and Crystal Lake.

State House - 53rd District

Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights and Mount Prospect.

State House - 54th District

Republican-held seat | Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Inverness.

State House - 55th District

Democrat-held seat | Part of Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village.

State House - 56th District

Democrat-held seat | Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates.

State House - 57th District

Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs of Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights.

State House - 58th District

Democrat-held seat | North suburbs of Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, and Highland Park.

State House - 59th District

Democrat-held seat | North suburbs of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein and Green Oaks.

State House - 60th District

Democrat-held seat | Gurnee and Waukegan.

State House - 61st District

Democrat-held seat | Antioch, Old Mill Creek, and Zion.

State House - 62nd District

Democrat-held seat | North suburbs of Grayslake and Round Lake.

State House - 63rd District

Republican-held seat | Marengo, Woodstock, Hartland and McHenry.

State House - 64th District

Republican-held seat | Parts of Lake Villa, Crystal Lake, and Antioch.

State House - 65th District

Republican-held seat | Geneva, St. Charles, and Rutland Township.

State House - 66th District

Republican-held seat | West Dundee, Lake in the Hills and Huntley.

State House - 75th District

Republican-held seat (Uncontested) | Minooka, Channahon, and Morris.

State House - 77th District

Democrat-held seat | Northwest suburbs and O'Hare Airport, including Melrose Park, Bensenville and Elk Grove Village.

State House - 78th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | West suburbs of Oak Park, Elmwood Park and Franklin Park.

State House - 80th District

Democrat-held seat (Uncontested) | South suburbs of Frankfort, Olympia Fields and Flossmoor.

State House - 81st District

Democrat-held seat | West suburbs of Downers Grove, Darien and Woodridge.

State House - 82nd District

Republican-held seat | West suburbs of Lemont and Burr Ridge.

State House - 83rd District

Democrat-held seat | Aurora and North Aurora.

State House - 84th District

Democrat-held seat | Part of Naperville, South Park, and Aurora.

State House - 85th District

Democrat-held seat | Romeoville, Lockport, Bolingbrook and Woodridge.

State House - 97th District

Republican-held seat | Plainfield and Oswego.

State House - 98th District

Democrat-held seat | Crystal Lawns and part of Romeoville.


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