News Headlines – November 7, 2018

Last Updated on November 7th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

J.B. Pritzker Cruises To Victory In Governor’s Race

Illinois will have a new governor next year. Democrat J.B. Pritzker cruised to victory over incumbent Bruce Rauner. Pritzker won the race by nearly 15 points. It’s not just the governor’s mansion that will be in Democratic hands next year. Democrats won all of Illinois’ statewide offices last night. Kwame Raoul won the election for Attorney General, Susana Mendoza won a second term as Comptroller, Mike Frerichs was re-elected as Treasurer, and Jesse White once again won a term as Secretary of State.
Illinois may be one of the few states with a certified blue wave. Quad Cities Congresswoman Cheri Bustos led Democrats to success in races for Capitol Hill. Bustos easily won her race. Democrats Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten also won their races in the Chicago suburbs.


Republicans Lose Ground In Illinois General Assembly

Illinois Republicans will soon have little to no say in state government. It appears that House Democrats won back a supermajority in the Illinois House. Late last night, Democrats looked on track to have won 72 seats in the House that would put them in the supermajority, and allow Democrats to essentially do what they want in the Illinois General Assembly. Republicans have been in the superminority in the Illinois Senate since 2014.


Illinois Included In Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall

Check your cabinets for boxed cake mix. Illinois is on the list of states included in Duncan Hines’ cake mix recall. The company says it’s pulling boxes of Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti, and Classic Yellow from shelves because of a salmonella fear. The CDC says five people have gotten sick after eating a Duncan Hines cake.


November Is Winter Weather Preparedness Month

With snow in the forecast for this weekend, this comes as a good time. Illinois’ emergency managers are reminding folks that November is winter weather preparedness month. I-EMA suggests that drivers put a coat, blanket, hat, gloves, and scarf in the car. As well as some kitty litter for tire traction, a first aid kit, and a shovel. Emergency managers say the best way to stay safe is to be prepared.