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A summary of Daily Herald primary endorsements

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  • GOP governor candidates from left, State Sen. Bill Brady, State Sen. Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner, and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford. The campaign is one of dozens of state, county and congressional races in which voters get their final chance on Tuesday to select their party's candidate.

       GOP governor candidates from left, State Sen. Bill Brady, State Sen. Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner, and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford. The campaign is one of dozens of state, county and congressional races in which voters get their final chance on Tuesday to select their party's candidate.
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The Daily Herald Editorial Board

Election Day arrives Tuesday, March 18, in the primaries to select party candidates for county, legislative, congressional and statewide constitutional offices. Here is a summary of the Daily Herald's recommendations in contested races in the suburban region. If you wish, you may print out these recommendations and take them into the polls with you for reference. You also are permitted to view them on a smart phone or electronic device as long as you do not try to use the device to take pictures of your ballot.

Statewide

Governor

Democrat: Patrick Quinn

Republican: Kirk Dillard

Treasurer:

Republican: Tom Cross

U.S. Senate

Republican: Jim Oberweis

Congress

8th District, GOP: No endorsement

9th District, GOP: No endorsement

11th District, GOP: Darlene Senger

14th District, Democrat: Dennis Anderson

State House

District 20, Democrat: Mohamed 'Mo' Khan

District 42, GOP: Adam Johnson

District 45, GOP: Daniel Brinkman

District 48, GOP: Sandra M. Pihos

District 50, GOP: Keith Wheeler

District 51, GOP: No recommendation

District 65, GOP: Steve Andersson

District 81, GOP: Ron Sandack

District 77, Democrat: Kathleen Willis

State Senate

District 39, Democrat: No endorsement

District 24, GOP: Dennis Reboletti

Cook County

Sheriff, Democrat: Tom Dart

County Board, District 17, GOP: Elizabeth Doody Gorman

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Democrat: Tom Courtney, Josina Morita, Cynthia Santos

Referendums:

Maintain Palatine Rural Fire Protection District staffing: Yes

Long Grove road tax plan: No

DuPage County

Forest Preserve President: Joseph Cantore

County Board District 4, GOP: Grant Eckhoff

County Board District 4, Democrat: Jeremy Custer

County Board District 6, GOP: Kevin Wiley

Referendums:

Winfield sales tax: Yes

Oakbrook Terrace fire district: Yes

Lake Park pool: Yes

Glenbard 87 tax: Yes

Electricity aggregation, Winfield Township: Yes

Kane County:

Sheriff: Donald Kramer

Clerk: Mark Davoust

County Board District 3: Donald Ishmael

County Board District 5: John Martin

County Board District 11: Melisa Taylor

Referendums:

Electricity aggregation, Kane County: Yes

County panel on disabilities: No

Sugar Grove library operations: Yes

Lake County

Sheriff, Democrat: Jason Patt

Treasurer, GOP: David Stolman

County Board District 6, GOP: Jeff Werfel

County Board District 10, GOP: Chuck Bartels

Referendums:

Borrowing for Brainerd upgrade: No

Long Grove road tax plan: No

Borrowing to fix Fox Lake streets: No

Restructure for Round Lake High School expansion: Yes

McHenry County

Sheriff, GOP: Andrew Zinke

Clerk, GOP: Nick Provenzano

Treasurer, GOP: Jeffrey Thorsen

County Board District 1, GOP: Robert Nowak, David Stieper

County Board District 3, GOP: Joseph Gottemoller, Nancy Gonsiorek

County Board District 5, GOP: John Jung, Zane Seipler

County Board District 6, GOP: Ersel Schuster, Michael Aavang

Referendums:

General election for County Board chair: No

Electricity aggregation, Algonquin: Yes

Huntley Park District tax: No

Will County

County Board District 11: Chuck Maher, Suzanne Hart

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