Primary Election 2014

From the Daily Herald, the political team has your primary news streaming live.

  1. Unofficial results are showing incumbent Jeanne Ives has won the Republican nomination in the race for the 42nd state House district. With all 100 precincts reporting, unofficial counts show Ives, a freshman representative from Wheaton, with 8,326 votes. Challenger Adam Johnson of Warrenville has 4,900 votes.
  2. Two years ago, Kathleen Willis of Addison beat longtime incumbent Angelo “Skip” Saviano for the 77th state House seat. This year’s election proved easier, as unofficial results show Willis with a decisive victory over her challenger in the Democratic primary, Antonio “Tony” Favela of Melrose Park.
  3. Dillard did acknowledge he wanted the governship "badly."
  4. With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Rauner held a 2.5 percentage point lead over Dillard in unofficial results, making a stunningly close race out of a primary contest polls suggested Rauner would win walking away.
  5. Republicans showed strong interest in newcomer Doug Truax, but ultimately they decided Tuesday to have experienced, deep-pocketed Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin this November.
  6. Lombard trustee Peter Breen has taken the Republican nomination in the 48th House district, ousting longtime Rep. Sandra Pihos from her seat, according to unofficial election results.
  7. Breen said after “a long, tough campaign,” it’s a relief to come to “a successful conclusion.”
  8. Former Republican state Rep. Chris Nybo is claiming victory for the Republican nomination for the senate seat vacated by gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard.
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