CHICAGO — Democrat Lauren Underwood has defeated Republican Randy Hultgren in the Illinois 14th Congressional District race.
Incumbent Hultgren had been in office since 2011.
Underwood, 32, is a registered nurse and has made health care insurance a key campaign issue.
She is considered a moderate and was endorsed by the Daily Herald.
In 2014, Hultgren won the 14th District with 65 percent of the vote.