As Democrats sweat GOP surge, politicians led by Biden fan out across Illinois in campaign season’s final weekend
Lauren Underwood waves to the crowd before speaking at Jones Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Joliet, Illinois, where President Joe Biden stumped for suburban Democrats. - Michael Blackshire/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — Politicians fanned out across the state on the final weekend of the 2022 general election campaign, led by President Joe Biden who spoke in Joliet on Saturday amid concerns that a Republican surge on Election Day could cost Democrats control of both Illinois’ political agenda and Congress. Biden’s decision to visit what has been a reliably blue state, along with a scheduled trip to Chicago by Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday, underscored the belief that races across the ballot have tightened ahead of Tuesday’s election. On Saturday, Biden campaigned for two-term Rep. Lauren Und...