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Your Vote: A Guide to the Nov. 6 Election

Lemont was moved into the 3rd Congressional District, and residents will choose between Democrat Dan Lipinski and Republican Richard Grabowski. Get the latest election news and information.

Lemont residents will be choosing a congressman, Cook County officer and more on Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

Notable among the contests is the clash between Democratic incumbent Dan Lipinski and and Republican challenger Richard Grabowski over the 3rd Congressional District seat. 

Everything you need to know to make a decision about how to cast your vote can be found on Patch. The links that follow will lead you to candidate profiles and positions, news coverage and candidate blogs.

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Cook County Board of Review, District 1

  • Casey Thomas Griffin (D)
  • Dan Patlak (R)

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Republicans are pushing hard to make House Speaker Mike Madigan and the Democratic majorities in the General Assembly an issue. In the Chicago Southland, the GOP challengers are a mix of first-time office seekers and candidates who've battled the Democratic Machine in the past.

41st Senate: Christine Radogno (R) unopposed

82nd House: Jim Durkin (R) unopposed


DuPage County: Should Illinois law permit an individual to hold two or more public elected offices simultaneously?

State Constitutional Amendment: Also on the ballot is an amendment to the state constitution that would require a three-fifths majority for any government body to change its pension system. Both conservative and liberal lobbying groups have lined up against this amendment, saying it's bad policy and doesn't address the problems with the state's pension burdens.


  • Letter: League of Women Voters to Vote 'No' on Amendment Question Nov. 6


Two congressional races in northern Illinois are must-watch contests. Democrat Tammy Duckworth's bid to unseat Rep. Joe Walsh, a Tea Party favorite, in the north suburbs has drawn a lot national attention and out-of-district financial support.

And in the west suburbs, Rep. Judy Biggert is trying to stay in the House and fend off Bill Foster, a former one-term congressman trying to return to Congress, but the latest polling shows them in a dead heat. Biggert's district was moved out of Lemont.

Closer to home ... 

3rd District: Dan Lipinski (D) vs. Richard L. Grabowski (R)


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