It became one of the closest races in recent Illinois history. On Wednesday, Republican Tom Cross conceded the race to Democrat Mike Frerichs in the state treasurer's contest.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Cross' campaign issued the following statement:
"With the final votes counted, this election now has a conclusive outcome and I have congratulated Sen. Frerichs on a hard-fought victory. Sen. Frerichs has demonstrated time and time again his commitment to our state and that will serve all of us well as he becomes Illinois’ next state treasurer."