Illinois State Profile

Election Schedule

Presidential/State Primary:2016-3-15

Election Vitals

Governor:Bruce Rauner (R) re-election in 2018
Senator:Richard Durbin (D) re-election 2020
Senator:Mark Kirk (R) re-election 2016

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 48.1%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 50.1%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 41.7%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 49.6%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 43.3%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 56.2%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 48.6%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 50.7%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 48.6%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 34.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 54.3%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 36.8%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 54.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 42.6%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 59.2%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 40.2%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 61.9%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 36.8%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 57.6%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 40.7%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Durbin Democratic 2,384,028 56.1%
Al Salvi Republican 1,728,824 40.7%
Steven Perry Reform 61,023 1.4%
Robin Miller Libertarian 41,218 1.0%
Chad Koppie Taxpayers 17,563 0.4%
James Davis Natural law 13,838 0.3%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Durbin Democratic 512,520 64.9%
Pat Quinn Democratic 233,138 29.5%
Ronald Gibbs Democratic 17,681 2.2%
J. Ahmad Democratic 17,211 2.2%
Paul Park Democratic 9,505 1.2%
1996 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Al Salvi Republican 377,141 47.6%
Bob Kustra Republican 342,935 43.3%
Robert Marshall Republican 43,937 5.6%
Martin Gallagher Republican 17,276 2.2%
Wayne Kurzeja Republican 10,356 1.3%
1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Ryan Republican 1,714,094 51.0%
Glenn Poshard Democratic 1,594,191 47.5%
Lawrence Redmond Reform 50,372 1.5%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Glenn Poshard Democratic 357,342 37.6%
Roland Burris Democratic 290,393 30.6%
John Schmidt Democratic 236,309 24.9%
Jim Burns Democratic 55,233 5.8%
Larry Burgess Democratic 6,075 0.6%
Maurice Horton Democratic 4,955 0.5%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Ryan Republican 608,940 86.1%
Chad Koppie Republican 98,466 13.9%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Peter Fitzgerald Republican 1,709,041 50.4%
Carol Moseley-Braun Democratic 1,610,496 47.4%
Don Torgersen Reform 74,704 2.2%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Peter Fitzgerald Republican 372,916 51.8%
Loleta Didrickson Republican 346,606 48.2%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rod Blagojevich Democratic 1,847,040 52.2%
Jim Ryan Republican 1,594,960 45.1%
Cal Skinner Libertarian 73,794 2.1%
Marisellis Brown Independent 23,089 0.7%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rod Blagojevich Democratic 457,197 36.5%
Paul Vallas Democratic 431,728 34.5%
Roland Burris Democratic 363,591 29.0%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Ryan Republican 410,074 44.7%
Patrick O'Malley Republican 260,860 28.4%
Corinne Wood Republican 246,825 26.9%
2002 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Durbin Democratic 2,103,766 60.3%
Jim Durkin Republican 1,325,703 38.0%
Steven Burgauer Libertarian 57,382 1.6%
2002 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Durkin Republican 378,010 45.8%
James Oberweis Republican 259,515 31.4%
John Cox Republican 187,706 22.7%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barack Obama Democratic 3,597,456 70.0%
Alan Keyes Republican 1,390,690 27.1%
Albert Franzen Independent 81,164 1.6%
Jerry Kohn Libertarian 69,253 1.3%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barack Obama Democratic 655,923 52.8%
Daniel Hynes Democratic 294,717 23.7%
M. Blair Hull Democratic 134,453 10.8%
Maria Pappas Democratic 74,987 6.0%
Gery Chico Democratic 53,433 4.3%
Nancy Skinner Democratic 16,098 1.3%
Joyce Washington Democratic 13,375 1.1%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Ryan Republican 234,791 35.5%
Jim Oberweis Republican 155,794 23.5%
Steven Rauschenberger Republican 132,655 20.0%
Andy McKenna Republican 97,238 14.7%
Jonathan Wright Republican 17,189 2.6%
John Borling Republican 13,390 2.0%
Norm Hill Republican 5,637 0.9%
Chirinjeev Kathuria Republican 5,110 0.8%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rod Blagojevich Democratic 1,736,731 50.1%
Judy Baar Topinka Republican 1,369,315 39.5%
Rich Whitney Green 361,336 10.4%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rod Blagojevich Democratic 669,006 70.8%
Edwin Eisendrath Democratic 275,375 29.2%
James Davis Democratic 16 0.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Judy Baar Topinka Republican 280,701 38.1%
Jim Oberweis Republican 233,576 31.7%
Bill Brady Republican 135,370 18.4%
Ron Gidwitz Republican 80,068 10.9%
Andy Martin Republican 6,095 0.8%
2008 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dick Durbin Democratic 3,615,844 67.8%
Steve Sauerberg Republican 1,520,621 28.5%
Kathy Cummings Green 119,135 2.2%
Larry Stafford Libertarian 50,224 0.9%
Chad Koppie Constitution 24,059 0.5%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Durbin Democratic 1,653,833 100.0%
2008 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Steve Sauerberg Republican 395,199 55.6%
Andy Martin Republican 240,548 33.9%
Mike Psak Republican 74,829 10.5%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pat Quinn Democratic 1,745,219 46.8%
Bill Brady Republican 1,713,385 45.9%
Scott Cohen Independent 135,705 3.6%
Rich Whitney Green 100,756 2.7%
Lex Green Libertarian 34,681 0.9%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patrick Quinn Democratic 462,049 50.5%
Daniel Hynes Democratic 453,677 49.5%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Brady Republican 155,527 20.3%
Kirk Dillard Republican 155,334 20.2%
Andy McKenna Republican 148,054 19.3%
Jim Ryan Republican 130,785 17.0%
Adam Andrzjewski Republican 111,030 14.5%
Dan Proft Republican 59,335 7.7%
Robert Schillerstrom Republican 7,420 1.0%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Kirk Republican 1,778,698 48.0%
Alexi Giannoulias Democratic 1,719,478 46.4%
LeAlan Jones Green 117,914 3.2%
Mike Labno Libertarian 87,247 2.4%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Alexander Giannoulias Democratic 352,202 38.9%
David Hoffman Democratic 304,757 33.7%
Cheryle Jackson Democratic 179,682 19.9%
Robert Marshall Democratic 51,813 5.7%
Jacob Meister Democratic 16,317 1.8%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Kirk Republican 420,373 56.6%
Patrick Hughes Republican 142,928 19.3%
Donald Lowery Republican 66,357 8.9%
Kathleen Thomas Republican 54,038 7.3%
Andy Martin Republican 37,480 5.0%
John Arrington Republican 21,090 2.8%
2010 Senate Special General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mark Kirk Republican 1,677,729 47.3%
Alexi Giannoulias Democratic 1,641,486 46.3%
LeAlan Jones Green 129,571 3.7%
Mike Labno Libertarian 95,762 2.7%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bruce Rauner Republican 1,823,627 50.3%
Pat Quinn Democratic 1,681,343 46.4%
Chad Grimm Libertarian 121,534 3.4%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pat Quinn Democratic 321,818 71.9%
Tio Hardiman Democratic 125,500 28.1%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bruce Rauner Republican 328,934 40.1%
Kirk Dillard Republican 305,120 37.2%
Bill Brady Republican 123,708 15.1%
Dan Rutherford Republican 61,948 7.6%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dick Durbin Democratic 1,929,637 53.5%
Jim Oberweis Republican 1,538,522 42.7%
Sharon Hansen Libertarian 135,316 3.8%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dick Durbin Democratic 429,041 100.0%
2014 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Oberweis Republican 423,097 56.1%
Douglas Truax Republican 331,237 43.9%

State Demographics

Population 12,875,255
Percentage White 72.7%
Percentage Black 14.4%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.2%
Percentage Asian 4.8%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.2%
Percentage Other Race 5.7%
 
Percentage Hispanic 16.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 62.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 14.2%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 1.9%
 
Median Household Income $55,137
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 40.9%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 14.7%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.1%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 14.7%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 83.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.2%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.2%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 46.8%
Percentage with a College Degree 31.6%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 36.1%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.9%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 14.1%
 
Unemployment rate 5.4%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.0%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.0%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 20.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:17am June 29, 2016