Evanstonian Jan Schakowsky has won an easy victory in her race for a fifth term in the 9th U.S. House District. She trounced her Republican challenger, Michael Shannon of Park Ridge, by a wide margin.
With 304 of 364 precincts counted just before dawn Schakowsky had 70 percent of the vote. The totals were 57,305 for Schakowsky to 24,236 for Shannon.
The Sun-Times News Group has reaction to the outcome from the candidates.