Illinois decides in midterm primaries

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Chicago polling stations don’t stay open late

The Chicago Board of Elections tells CBS 2’s Lauren Victory that there were 56 delayed openings at polling stations in the city of Chiacgo.

But so far, election investigators have not gathered enough evidence to obtain a court order to keep them open late.

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Emergence in City Of Chicago light

CHICAGO (CBS) Voter turnout in the city of Chicago reached just under 14% as of Tuesday, 3 p.m. Election Day for several counties, states and federal states primary races

A total of 220,019 votes have been counted in the city as of 3 p.m. Election Day, according to the Chicago Board of Elections.

The board also released data on voter demographics. Voters between the ages of 65 and 74 cast the most votes with 51,338 on Tuesday afternoon.



Some polling stations remain open until 8 p.m

Six suburban polling stations in Cook County will remain open late for the Illinois primaries Tuesday.

The districts are located at five polling stations:

–Kennedy School1013 Division St., Chicago Heights (Bloom Township Precinct 12)

–Golf High School9401 Waukegan Road. Morton Grove (Niles Township Precinct)

–Our Lady of Mount Carmel School1114 N. 22nd Ave., Melrose Park (Proviso Township, Precinct 14)

— Roosevelt School, 1927 S. 15th Ave., Broadview (Reserved Township, Precincts 44 and 88)

–Douglas MacArthur School1800 Chippendale Rd., Hoffman Estates (Schaumburg Township Precinct 31)

The grounds all opened late on Tuesday, so will remain open until 8pm, instead of the legal time of 7pm

The Cook County Clerk’s office requested and received a court order to keep the site open late.


Some Important Congressional Races to Watch

CBS 2’s Meredith Barack keeps an eye on some of the top races, most notably the 1st and 6th district congressional races.

The 1st Congressional District Primary has a wide open field. The neighborhood stretches along the south side of town and heads southwest through Will County all the way to Braidwood and Bourbonnais.

A total of 17 candidates will compete for the Democratic nomination for the 1st district, which has no sitting officer for the first time in 30 years, with Representative Bobby Rush retiring.

Experts say the winner of the Democratic primary in the 1st district will almost certainly win the general election as well.

There is also a controversial race going on in the 6th congressional district, most recently redesigned as a western and southwestern suburban neighborhood stretching from Downers Grove to Orland Park.

Democratic Representative Sean Casten, of Downers Grove, was elected to the seat in 2018, beating Republican incumbent Peter Roskam to become the first Democrat to lead the district in nearly half a century.

He’s up against another incumbent Congresswoman, Representative Marie Newman, whose 3rd congressional district was reassigned and radically changed during the most recent realignment.

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Biggest Race to Watch: Who Will Oppose Government Leader JB Pritzker in November?

One of the biggest races to watch on Tuesday is the Republican Primary for the Governor of Illinois. Tuesday’s winner will challenge JB Pritzker to his fall job.

GOP candidate Richard Irvin spent Monday campaigning in the western suburb of Cary.

He is backed by billionaire Ken Griffin, who has donated $50 million to Irvin’s campaign.

Irvin, the mayor of Aurora, hopes his experience and willingness to reach down the aisle will also help his chances of winning.

Darren Bailey, one of Irvin’s opponents, drove Monday during a campaign stop in Des Plaines after being endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

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