Highlights from 2014 Illinois Primary Election

Tuesday is primary election day in Illinois.

Several statewide offices are up for election, including US Senate, governor and state treasurer.

Here are some of the highlights from election coverage courtesy of our WGN reporters and producers.

Follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #WGNElection

For the latest election results, go to http://wgntv.com/results

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady having lunch at Winners just before he votes.

WGN reporter Sean Lewis shows Brady the profile piece he produced on him.

Photo by producer Pam Grimes.

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady has lunch at Winners just before he votes.

WGN reporter Sean Lewis shows Brady the profile piece he produced on him.

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady and his wife Nancy voting at
Centennial Christian church in Bloomington greeted by voters as “Hey
Governor!” Photo by producer Pam Grimes

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@Nuzman9 is our very own Bob Jordan

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WGN’s Lourdes Duarte will mention your comments about today’s primary election on-air. Join the conversation with #WGNElection on Twitter or comment on her Facebook page.

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WGN’s Lourdes Duarte will mention your comments about today’s primary election on-air. Join the conversation with #WGNElection

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WGN’s Lourdes Duarte will mention your comments about today’s primary election on-air. Join the conversation with #WGNElection

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard’s volunteers are setting up the election night party room

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WGN’s Sean Lewis reporting form the BIll Brady camp in Bloomington. He’s about to go on CLTV’s Politics Tonight. Photo by producer Pam Grimes.

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Paul Lisnek ready for a special edition of Politics Tonight – photo by Mark Suppelsa

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WGN Anchor/Reporter Jackie Bange at GOP gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard’s headquarters – photo by producer Kristina Miller

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Five polling places will be staying open late due to delays they experienced earlier today.
Those locations are:
• Precinct 11,  23rd Ward. Originally at Connolly Victory Post, the
polling place had to be moved across the street to Royalty East Banquet, 3810
W. 63rd St. this morning because Connolly could not be opened.

• Precinct 11, 32nd Ward. Stan Properties, 2408 N Kedzie Ave

• Precinct 11, 50th Ward. Ida Crown Jewish Academy, 2828 W. Pratt opened
late.

• In Des Plaines, Precinct 6, West Park Field House at 651 S. Wolf Road.

• In Glenview, Precinct 52, Manor Field House, 200 Lincoln St.

WGN Web Desk March 18, 20147:19 PM

Five polling places will be staying open late due to delays they experienced earlier today.
Those locations are:
• Precinct 11,  23rd Ward. Originally at Connolly Victory Post, the
polling place had to be moved across the street to Royalty East Banquet, 3810
W. 63rd St. this morning because Connolly could not be opened.

• Precinct 11, 32nd Ward. Stan Properties, 2408 N Kedzie Ave

• Precinct 11, 50th Ward. Ida Crown Jewish Academy, 2828 W. Pratt opened
late.

• In Des Plaines, Precinct 6, West Park Field House at 651 S. Wolf Road.

• In Glenview, Precinct 52, Manor Field House, 200 Lincoln St.

WGN Web Desk March 18, 20147:19 PM

Five polling places will be staying open late due to delays they experienced earlier today.
Those locations are:
• Precinct 11,  23rd Ward. Originally at Connolly Victory Post, the
polling place had to be moved across the street to Royalty East Banquet, 3810
W. 63rd St. this morning because Connolly could not be opened.

• Precinct 11, 32nd Ward. Stan Properties, 2408 N Kedzie Ave

• Precinct 11, 50th Ward. Ida Crown Jewish Academy, 2828 W. Pratt opened
late.

• In Des Plaines, Precinct 6, West Park Field House at 651 S. Wolf Road.

• In Glenview, Precinct 52, Manor Field House, 200 Lincoln St.

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Election results are starting to roll in – click here for the latest: http://wgntv.com/results

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Political cartoon by Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis

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JUST IN:

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Dan Rutherford’s concession speech:


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“The A Team” by Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis

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Berrios political cartoon by Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis

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Tom Dart talks to WGN’s Frank Holland after winning the Democratic primary race for Cook County sheriff.


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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wins primary race.

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WGN Web Desk March 18, 201410:01 PM

Assistant News Director Jennifer Lyons in the WGN control room on election night.

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Thanks for tweeting with us, Chicagoland!

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WGN’s Jackie Bange talks to Kirk Dillard after his concession speech. Photo by producer Kristina Miller

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4 comments

    • freeman

      Well, at least he has political experience, unlike that Mitt Romney wannabe. The fact is, Rauner is nothing more than a Republican vulture capitalist 1%er. The fact of the matter is that the only reason Rauner is the GOP frontrunner for Gov. in 2016 is because he bought his way into the race. So, take your head out of the GOP's behind & start thinking for yourself, rather than letting Rupert Murdoch & his Fake News Channel do it for you.

      • freeman

        Sorry. I meant to say 2014, NOT 2016. But, the fact stil is, has the GOP in Illinois learned NOTHING from our state's history? Illinois has NEVER & will NEVER elect a Republican nutjob to run the state's operations. Oh, and if there ever was a TRUE political puppet, it's Illinois's Mitt Romney, Bruce Rauner.


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