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Images: Primary Day in the Suburbs

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Andy Raucci of Chicago shows Karen McConnaughay results in the Republican primary for the 33rd Senate District at Emmett's in West Dundee.

BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

Dan Patlak, candidate in the Republican primary for the Cook County Board of Review, views election results with volunteer Israel Smith of Matteson at the Wheeling Township Republican Headquarters in Arlington Heights.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Republican candidate for Lake County Board District 15 Carol Calabresa celebrates a win with Sue White of Libertyville at Calabresa's Libertyville home.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Republican candidate for Lake County Board District 15 Dan Donahue gets a hug from his wife Ant Simonian while watching the election returns at their home in Libertyville.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Republican primary candidate Joe Neal receives a hug from Rita Praefke of Racine as they celebrate at the Savannah House Restaurant in Wadsworth. Neal advances as the Republican candidate for the 31st Senate seat.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Tammy Duckworth thanks supporters after speaking in Elk Grove Village during a party celebrating her win as the Democratic nominee in the 8th district. Duckworth advances to face Joe Walsh in the November general election.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Tammy Duckworth thanks supporters after speaking in Elk Grove Village during a party celebrating her win as the Democratic nominee in the 8th district. Duckworth advances to face Joe Walsh in the November general election.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Tammy Duckworth thanks supporters after speaking in Elk Grove Village during a party celebrating her win as the Democratic nominee in the 8th district. Duckworth advances to face Joe Walsh in the November general election.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Raja Krishnamoorthi greets supporters prior to delivering his concession speech in Rolling Meadows after losing to Tammy Duckworth in the 8th Congressional District Democratic primary.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Raja Krishnamoorthi hugs his wife, Priya, while delivering his concession speech in Rolling Meadows after losing to Tammy Duckworth in the 8th Congressional District Democratic primary.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Raja Krishnamoorthi greets supporters prior to delivering his concession speech in Rolling Meadows after losing to Tammy Duckworth in the 8th Congressional District Democratic primary.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

David McSweeney, winner of the Republican primary for the 52nd House District, looks at election results with his wife Margaret, daughter Katie, 16, and senior campaign staff member Drew Veeneman, right, at his Barrington Hills home.

Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

State Sen. Kirk Dillard celebrates with Mark Schreiber, left, and Tom Marcucci, right, at Gulliver's Pizza and Pub in Oak Brook Terrace. Incumbent Dillard, of Hinsdale, won the Republican primary contest and advances to face state Rep. Chris Nybo of Elmhurst in the November general election.

Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Bill Foster greets supporters at his election night party in Glen Ellyn as he wins the Democratic nomination for 11th congressional district.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

John Piemonte of Carol Stream ,left, hugs Randy Ramey, candidate for the Republican 23rd District Senate seat. Ramey attended an election night party at John and Tony's in West Chicago.

Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

District 23 State Senator Carole Pankau greets supporter and Bloomingdale Township Clerk Fran Scalafini at the Bloomingdale Township Republican headquarters as they await election returns. Pankau won the nomination and advances to the November general election.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

District 23 State Senator Carole Pankau gives her victory speech at the Bloomingdale Township Republican headquarters.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Lake Board District 17 candidate Nick Sauer, right, is congratulated by retiring Lake County Board member Steve Mountsier after claiming victory.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Lake County Board District 17 candidate Nick Sauer thanks his supporters after claiming victory in the primary.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Lake County Board District 17 candidate Nick Sauer celebrates with his mom Janice Sauer after claiming victory in the primary.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Lake County Board District 17 candidate Nick Sauer thanks his followers.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

31st Senate Republican candidate Lennie Jarratt shares a moment with his daughter Anna.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District Ilya Sheyman gives his concession speech at the Waukegan Ramada Inn.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District Brad Schneider is greeted by supporters at Trax Tavern and Grill in Deerfield .

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District Brad Schneider kisses his wife Julie during a party at Trax Tavern and Grill in Deerfield.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Kane County Coroner republican candidate Rob Russell gives his wife, Susan, a kiss during his election night party at their South Elgin home. Russell had just announced to his family, friends, children and other supporters he was in the lead and was thankful to all of them for helping him during the election.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Republican Rob Russell celebrates his large-margin lead in the Kane County Coroner race, announcing it to his family, friends and children, including daughter Brie, 16, at right.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Republican candidate for Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen shakes hands with supporters at Alley 64 in St. Charles.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

Republican Chris Lauzen crafts his victory speech at Alley 64 in St. Charles after his primary victory in the race for Kane County board chairman.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

While campaign staffer Chris Brown checks results, Kane County Board Chairman candidate Kevin Burns jokes with Kane County Board member Mike Kenyon of South Elgin. Jerry Cass of Geneva and Batavia Township Chairman Ellen Notke also wait for results to come in.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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Republican Chris Lauzen hugs his wife Sarah after his victory speech following his primary victory over Kevin Burns for Kane County board chairman.

Rick West | Staff Photographer

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Images of primary election day in the suburbs. Highlighted are the suburban congressional races, including districts 8, 10, and 11. Also featured are state legislative races as well as county board races.
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