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

Illinois State House, Springfield, Illinois
11/06/1866

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)

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"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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