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As the Democratic Nominee in the fall, Welch will be heavily favored to fill the Illinois House seat being vacated by current State Representative Karen Yarbrough.
From the community

Emanuel “Chris” Welch Declares Victory in 7th District State Rep. Race

Emanuel “Chris” Welch is the winner in the Democratic Primary for 7th District State Representative and will now be on the ballot as the Democratic … Read more ›

Welch was notified by election attorneys while in the labor room that after absentee and provisional ballots had been counted, his campaign reached an an "insurmountable lead."
From the community

Good Week for 7th District Candidate: First Son Born & Election Attorneys Say ‘Lead Insurmountable'

As vote counters toiled over ballots at the Cook County Clerk's Office to see who would become the 7th District's next State Representative, the lead … Read more ›

Suburban roundup: Voters come out strong for electricity choice

A significant majority of nearly 300 municipalities and counties approved referendum measures Tuesday that will allow officials to negotiate electricity rates with alternative suppliers in … Read more ›

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Chicago Tribune reporters along with TribLocal staff are pulling elections results together, so please click here for the latest coverage. Be sure to follow us … Read more ›

The Women for Welch Committee includes: 7th District Mothers, Grandmothers, Wives, Daughters, Friends, Civic Leaders, Community Advocates, Educators, Pioneers, Entrepreneurs, and Civil Servants. All are women who want to work for the betterment of their community and the future of the next generation.
From the community

7th District Women Stand Up for Welch: Women’s Committee Pledges Support

Illinois’ 7th District is filled with women who stand up as community leaders and strong community advocates. A group of those women have come together … Read more ›

With elections only a day away, Emanuel "Chris" Welch has accepted his 25th endorsement. This one comes from yet another one of Illinois' strongest union groups- Teamsters Joint Council 25.
From the community

Down to the Wire: Welch Earns More Strong Union Endorsements in 7th District Race

With elections only a day away, Emanuel "Chris" Welch has accepted his 25th endorsement. This one comes from yet another one of Illinois' strongest union … Read more ›

Santorum, Romney fight for conservative voters in Illinois

In a battle for conservative voters, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney focused today on Downstate Illinois, far from the biggest media market … Read more ›

A strong group of religious leaders in Illinois' 7th District have announced their support for 7th District State Rep. candidate, Emanuel "Chris" Welch (D).
From the community

7th District Religious Leaders Rally Around Emanuel "Chris" Welch in 7th District State Rep. Race

A strong group of religious leaders in Illinois' 7th District have announced their support for 7th District State Rep. candidate, Emanuel "Chris" Welch (D). The … Read more ›

A strong group of religious leaders in Illinois' 7th District have announced their support for 7th District State Rep. candidate, Emanuel
From the community

7th District Religious Leaders Rally Around Emanuel "Chris" Welch in 7th District State Rep. Race

A strong group of religious leaders in Illinois' 7th District have announced their support for 7th District State Rep. candidate, Emanuel "Chris" Welch (D). The … Read more ›

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich shakes hands Thursday at Lake in the Hills Airport. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 15, 2012)

Suburban Republican early voting is up only slightly despite presidential race

Despite a closely contested Illinois presidential primary, early voting among suburban Republican voters is up only marginally from four years ago — a sign that … Read more ›