Illinois Gov. Quinn wins Democratic primary

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn coasted to a win in the Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday.

Quinn declared victory after scoring 72 percent with 78 percent of the precincts counted.

Challenger Tio Hardiman, the former leader of the anti-violence group CeaseFire had 28 percent.

The primaries were notable for low turnout despite the high-stakes nature of the GOP contest for governor. Quinn was the only statewide Democratic candidate to have a challenge.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

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