In Illinois elections, Republicans retain their dominant position in the state legislature.

In the Illinois state election, Republican scored impressive wins and retained control of the Illinois Legislature.  In the Senate, they had a majority of seven, sixteen seats to nine and in the House a strong margin of sixty-two seats to twenty-three.  In the election for the open at-large seat in the U.S. Congress, John Alexander Logan handily defeated Theophilus Lyle Dickey with a 55,987 majority. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation

"Illinois," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 400.

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