Jan Schakowsky, a liberal Democrat, has been a champion on a wide range of issues important to her district and the country, including affordable health care, lower prescription drug costs, gay rights and support for Israel.

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She has been a staunch defender of the Affordable Care Act. Schakowsky also runs exceptionally responsive constituent service offices. She is endorsed over Republican John D. Elleson, a pastor.


Illinois' 9th District Congressional district extends north from Chicago's Rogers Park through Evanston and areas of northwestern Cook | Tanveer Ali/Sun-Times

Illinois’ 9th District Congressional district extends north from Chicago’s Rogers Park through Evanston and areas of northwestern Cook | Tanveer Ali/Sun-Times


Jan Schakowsky endorsement Democrat Congress 9th District 2018 general election

The Sun-Times endorses Democrat Jan Schakowsky, the incumbent, in the 9th Congressional District. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

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