Highlights from Election Day 2018

J.B. Pritzker was declared the winner of the Illinois governor’s race after incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner conceded less than an hour after polls closed for the 2018 midterm elections.

Polls were open statewide from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Due to high voter turnout this election cycle, people were encouraged to vote early. There were more than 2,000 polling locations in Chicago alone.

Here are the highlights from Election Day 2018:

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ELECTION DAY INFO: To check your registration status, find your polling place and see a sample ballot, go to chicagoelections.com/info. For information on voting outside of Chicago, visit the Illinois Board of Elections website.

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The Chicago Board of Elections is asking to keep four polling places open through 8 p.m. on Tuesday:

– Smith Park, 9912 S. Princeton Ave.
– New Pasadena MB Church, 11300 S. Indiana Ave.
– St. Michael Church, 1711 N. Cleveland Ave.
– Kenneth Campbell Apts., 6360 S. Minerva Ave.

The Board is also petitioning to keep Murphy’s Windows at 10359 S. Pulaski Rd. open until 9 p.m. 

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The 14th Congressional District race between Randy Hultgren (R) and Lauren Underwood (D) is expected to be a tight one. President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Hultgren: 

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The Chicago Board of Elections said turnout for the midterm election could reach 56 percent, which is above average for non-presidential years. That comes with an additional 140,000 registered voters this year.

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WATCH LIVE: WGN’s special coverage continues…https://wgntv.com/on-air/live-streaming/

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BREAKING: Gov. Bruce Rauner calls J.B. Pritzker to concede in Illinois governor’s race…http://via.wgntv.com/ac7im

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WATCH LIVE: Kwame Raoul addresses supporters after Erika Harold concedes…http://via.wgntv.com/ac7im

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J.B. Pritzker is addressing supporters…http://via.wgntv.com/ac7im

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