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J.B. Pritzker wins Illinois governor race -- defeats Bruce Rauner

Live updates: Pritzker wins Illinois governor race; Harold concedes to Raoul in attorney general contest

By Chicago Tribune staffContact Reporter

With most polls closed in Illinois, voters now know who their next governor is and are waiting to learn the results of other statewide races. Nationally, every seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and a third of U.S. Senate seats were on the ballot. The Tribune is live-blogging Election results in Illinois, below, continuing until well after polls close.

Read more about the vote in Illinois on the Tribune election page.

View our updating photo gallery of Chicago-area voters explaining why they’re casting their ballots today. The Tribune’s live coverage of elections outside of Illinois is here.

Posted by greatauntoftriplets | Tue Nov 6, 2018, 11:06 PM (7 replies)

Sad news. DUer Blue-Jay has died.

Jason hasn't been around DU lately because he had health problems after suffering a stroke. He had been a member of DU for many years and was noted for his sigline photo of Dubya with a giant squirrel.

He had recently had another stroke, went from the hospital to rehab and then home. We were Facebook friends and he had stopped posting there several weeks ago. Apparently, he had yet another stroke.

I don't have many details, but will post more when I get more information.

Posted by greatauntoftriplets | Sat Nov 18, 2017, 09:32 PM (108 replies)

Women were marginalized in the 1950s, not consecrated

Women were marginalized in the 1950s, not consecrated

By Eric Zorn
Chicago Tribune

In an odd digression, White House chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general, strayed Thursday afternoon from the topic at hand — how best to address the grief of Gold Star families — into broader social commentary.

“When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country,” he said. “Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore.”

Set aside the oddness that the man Kelly serves and had summoned reporters to defend, Donald Trump, has been accused of predatory sexual behavior and was heard on the “Access Hollywood” tape bragging about how he grabs women by the genitals and attempts to seduce married women.

Ponder instead the claim — the misty memory — that women were considered sacred and looked upon with great honor in the 1950s when Kelly, 67, “was a kid growing up.”

Posted by greatauntoftriplets | Sat Oct 21, 2017, 10:11 AM (4 replies)

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