2012 Wilmette Election Central

We want to make sure you've got everything you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. Check back here for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race with links to candidate profiles and all Patch political coverage.

Voting Information


  • 9th Congressional District
  • Illinois 9th State Senate District
  • Illinois 18th State House District

Patch Coverage

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Eric Lieberman October 01, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Straight Dope About the North Shore Districts: The predominance of the coverage by Evanston Patch of the Fine - Frank race for State Rep may leave Evanston readers a little mislead and confused about who is running to represent them in the General Assembly in Springfield. The fact is, Evanston is divided into two State Representative Districts: the 17th and the 18th. The 17th - the district which I will call the "FrankenFine District" takes in a piece of the west side (the "Skokie side") of Evanston. The rest of Evanston, however, falls into the 18th Representative District in which I (Eric Lieberman) am running against Robyn Gabel, our incumbent. The 18th district is made up of many North suburban communities, including all or part of Evanston, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka. You can Robyn and mu Patch profiles at http://wilmette.patch.com/articles/election-2012-il-18th-district-house-race. (Don't ask me why Robyn and I seem to have been adopted by Wilmette Patch while the majority of our voters live in Evanston.) Now, Robyn's site has a link to an "alleged" map of the 18th - http://newmediaauthority.com/gabel/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/District18.jpg - but it is wrong since it describes how the district looked in 2001. I have yet to find a decent and current map of the 18th Rep Dist. Anyone have a URL to one? Eric Lieberman www.liebermanforillinois.com


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