CHICAGO — Election Day is finally here as anxious Americans head to the polls after a record early voting and mail-in ballot period.
Polls show a tight race between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden as a pandemic shadows the nation.
Locally, there are some key races in the Chicago area and a graduated tax referendum that’s been a key issue for Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s 2021 budget and beyond.
Many eyes will be on the Cook County State’s Attorney’s race, which features incumbent Democrat Kim Foxx squaring off against Republican Pat O’Brien.
Follow our latest updates as they come in:
Joe Biden wins Arizona, AP projects.
President Donald Trump wins Texas and Iowa, AP projects.
President Donald Trump wins key battleground state of Florida, AP projects.
President Donald Trump wins key battleground state of Ohio, AP projects.
Kim Foxx is projected to win the Cook County State’s Attorney race after Pat O’Brien conceded.
President Donald Trump wins Indiana, AP projects.
Democrat U.S. Senator Dick Durbin wins reelection in Illinois, AP projects.
Joe Biden wins Illinois, AP projects.
Joe Biden is projected to win the Virginia, the AP projects.
Incumbent Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) projected to win Indiana’s governor race by the AP.
11:55 a.m. – Chicago Board of Elections says the biggest age group participating in the election is 25-34 year olds.