Latino leaders urge people to vote

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CHICAGO -- A group of Latino leaders is urging people to get to the polls for Illinois March 15 primary.

Pastors, community leaders and elected officials gathered Friday at Cook County Board of Elections headquarters to announce the kickoff of the  "2016 Latinos Awake" campaign.

The group pointed out that 17-year-old residents can vote in Illinois' primary campaign if they turn 18 by the general election.

They say there are 26 million Hispanics eligible to vote nationwide.