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Businessman Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife Diana, right, celebrate with supporters as Rauner claimed victory in becoming the Republican gubernatorial candidate.
Businessman Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife Diana, right, celebrate with supporters as Rauner claimed victory in becoming the Republican gubernatorial candidate.
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Supporters participate in a toast to Steve Andersson of Geneva after he claimed victory in the Republican nomination for state 65th House representative at Village Squire in South Elgin Tuesday.
  Supporters participate in a toast to Steve Andersson of Geneva after he claimed victory in the Republican nomination for state 65th House representative at Village Squire in South Elgin Tuesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Republican candidiate for Governor Kirk Dillard awaits results of the primary  at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove with his wife Stephanie, and daughters Emma,12 and Ava, 10, on the far right.
  Republican candidiate for Governor Kirk Dillard awaits results of the primary at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove with his wife Stephanie, and daughters Emma,12 and Ava, 10, on the far right.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
State Sen. Kirk Dillard smiles at his supporters as he awaits results at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove on Tuesday.
  State Sen. Kirk Dillard smiles at his supporters as he awaits results at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove on Tuesday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
State Sen. Kirk Dillard talks with supporter Rick Wallace, CEO and founder of Don't Quit, as he awaits results at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove on Tuesday.
  State Sen. Kirk Dillard talks with supporter Rick Wallace, CEO and founder of Don't Quit, as he awaits results at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove on Tuesday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
State Sen. Kirk Dillard and his wife Stephanie wave to supporters.
  State Sen. Kirk Dillard and his wife Stephanie wave to supporters.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
State Sen. Jim Oberweis, candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate talks with supporters at his election night party in Glen Ellyn.
  State Sen. Jim Oberweis, candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate talks with supporters at his election night party in Glen Ellyn.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
State Sen. Jim Oberweis, candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate talks with supporters at his election night party in Glen Ellyn.
  State Sen. Jim Oberweis, candidate for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate talks with supporters at his election night party in Glen Ellyn.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Jim Oberweis speaks after claiming victory in the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.
  Jim Oberweis speaks after claiming victory in the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Jim Oberweis speaks after claiming victory and the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.
  Jim Oberweis speaks after claiming victory and the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Republican U.S. Sen. candidate Doug Truax, left, hugs his wife after conceding to Jim Oberweis at the Oak Brook Marriott Tuesday.
  Republican U.S. Sen. candidate Doug Truax, left, hugs his wife after conceding to Jim Oberweis at the Oak Brook Marriott Tuesday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Republican U.S. Sen. candidate Doug Truax walks in with his family after conceding to Jim Oberweis at the Oak Brook Marriott Tuesday.
  Republican U.S. Sen. candidate Doug Truax walks in with his family after conceding to Jim Oberweis at the Oak Brook Marriott Tuesday.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
51st State House candidate Ed Sullivan Jr. smiles as he talks about the primary election with his niece, Jessica Gallimore, at Mickey Finn's in Libertyville. Sullivan's opponent  was Bob Bednar.
  51st State House candidate Ed Sullivan Jr. smiles as he talks about the primary election with his niece, Jessica Gallimore, at Mickey Finn's in Libertyville. Sullivan's opponent was Bob Bednar.
Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer
Peter Breen, candidate for the Republican nomination in the state's 48th House District posts campaign signs outside Capone's restaurant in Lombard, site of his election night party.
  Peter Breen, candidate for the Republican nomination in the state's 48th House District posts campaign signs outside Capone's restaurant in Lombard, site of his election night party.
Mark Black | Staff Photographer
Mary Lou Wehrli, Rebuplican candidate for the  presidency of the DuPage Forest Preserve Commission, casts her vote at Nichols Library in Naperville on Tuesday.
  Mary Lou Wehrli, Rebuplican candidate for the presidency of the DuPage Forest Preserve Commission, casts her vote at Nichols Library in Naperville on Tuesday.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Rep. Sandra Pihos of the 48th House district voted at the Village Green Baptist Church in Glen Ellyn.
  Rep. Sandra Pihos of the 48th House district voted at the Village Green Baptist Church in Glen Ellyn.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Joe Cantore cradles son Joe in his arms as he votes at the Oak Brook Golf Club in Oak Brook. Cantore was one of the two candidates seeking Republican nomination for presidency of the DuPage Forest Preserve District,
Joe Cantore cradles son Joe in his arms as he votes at the Oak Brook Golf Club in Oak Brook. Cantore was one of the two candidates seeking Republican nomination for presidency of the DuPage Forest Preserve District,
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
Robin Jurkowski of Arlington Heights, right, is signed in by election judge Fred Durler as she waits to cast her votes Tuesday morning at the Riley School polling place in Arlington Heights.
  Robin Jurkowski of Arlington Heights, right, is signed in by election judge Fred Durler as she waits to cast her votes Tuesday morning at the Riley School polling place in Arlington Heights.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
John and Denise Fontana of Arlington Heights finish voting Tuesday morning at the First Presbyterian Church polling place in Arlington Heights.
  John and Denise Fontana of Arlington Heights finish voting Tuesday morning at the First Presbyterian Church polling place in Arlington Heights.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
State Sen. Kirk Dillard casts his ballot at the Salt Creek Club in Hinsdale. His daughter Ava, 10, is at his side.
  State Sen. Kirk Dillard casts his ballot at the Salt Creek Club in Hinsdale. His daughter Ava, 10, is at his side.
Daniel White | Staff Photographer
11th Congressional Candidate Ian Bayne of Aurora casts his vote Tuesday morning in Aurora.
  11th Congressional Candidate Ian Bayne of Aurora casts his vote Tuesday morning in Aurora.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
11th Congressional Candidate Chris Balkema of Channahon greets commuters, including Sam Freedlund of Naperville, early Tuesday morning at the Naperville commuter train station.
  11th Congressional Candidate Chris Balkema of Channahon greets commuters, including Sam Freedlund of Naperville, early Tuesday morning at the Naperville commuter train station.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
11th Congressional Candidate Bert Miller of Hinsdale greets commuters, including Paul Simpson of Lisle,  early Tuesday morning at the Lisle commuter train station.
  11th Congressional Candidate Bert Miller of Hinsdale greets commuters, including Paul Simpson of Lisle, early Tuesday morning at the Lisle commuter train station.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
Triplets from left, Frances Ponicki, Theresa Ponicki and Mary Ponicki, work as election judges Tuesday morning at the Riley School polling place in Arlington Heights.
  Triplets from left, Frances Ponicki, Theresa Ponicki and Mary Ponicki, work as election judges Tuesday morning at the Riley School polling place in Arlington Heights.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
Larry Kaifesh says thank you to supporters at Strike Ten Lanes on Tuesday in Roselle after claiming victory and the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional District.
  Larry Kaifesh says thank you to supporters at Strike Ten Lanes on Tuesday in Roselle after claiming victory and the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional District.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Larry Kaifesh says thank you to supporters at Strike Ten Lanes on Tuesday in Roselle after claiming victory and the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional District.  Here, he talks with supporter Traci Piersson and her son, Kylar, 9, both of Schaumburg.
  Larry Kaifesh says thank you to supporters at Strike Ten Lanes on Tuesday in Roselle after claiming victory and the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional District. Here, he talks with supporter Traci Piersson and her son, Kylar, 9, both of Schaumburg.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Larry Kaifesh says thank you to supporters at Strike Ten Lanes on Tuesday in Roselle after claiming victory and the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional District.
  Larry Kaifesh says thank you to supporters at Strike Ten Lanes on Tuesday in Roselle after claiming victory and the Republican nomination in the 8th Congressional District.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Dennis Anderson, Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District,embraces his wife Susan Glad-Anderson after claiming victory.
  Dennis Anderson, Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District,embraces his wife Susan Glad-Anderson after claiming victory.
Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer
State Sen. Kirk Dillard waves to supporters with family on left and running mate Jill Tracy on the right, as he concedes to Bruce Rauner.
  State Sen. Kirk Dillard waves to supporters with family on left and running mate Jill Tracy on the right, as he concedes to Bruce Rauner.
Bev Horne | Staff Photographer
Kane County Sheriff candidate Lt. Kevin Williams, center, chats with Kane County Recorder Sandy Wegman, right, and her daughter Penny Wegman, both of Elgin at his election night gathering in St. Charles.
  Kane County Sheriff candidate Lt. Kevin Williams, center, chats with Kane County Recorder Sandy Wegman, right, and her daughter Penny Wegman, both of Elgin at his election night gathering in St. Charles.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Kane County Sheriff Republican candidate Don Kramer is embraced by his sister, Denise Bumbar of Batavia, at his election night party.
  Kane County Sheriff Republican candidate Don Kramer is embraced by his sister, Denise Bumbar of Batavia, at his election night party.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
Kane County Sheriff Republican candidate Don Kramer returns phone calls outside his election night gathering in Geneva after claiming victory in the nomination for Sheriff .
  Kane County Sheriff Republican candidate Don Kramer returns phone calls outside his election night gathering in Geneva after claiming victory in the nomination for Sheriff .
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer
11th Congressional candidate Darlene Senger of Naperville claims victory.
  11th Congressional candidate Darlene Senger of Naperville claims victory.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
11th Congressional candidate Darlene Senger of Naperville claims victory.
  11th Congressional candidate Darlene Senger of Naperville claims victory.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
11th Congressional candidate Darlene Senger of Naperville claims victory.
  11th Congressional candidate Darlene Senger of Naperville claims victory.
Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer
Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Bill Brady, center, concedes his primary election challenge during his election night party, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Bloomington, Ill.  On left is Brady's wife, Nancy, and on right is Brady's running mate lieutenant governor candidate Maria Rodriguez.
Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate state Sen. Bill Brady, center, concedes his primary election challenge during his election night party, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Bloomington, Ill. On left is Brady's wife, Nancy, and on right is Brady's running mate lieutenant governor candidate Maria Rodriguez.
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Businessman Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife Diana, right, celebrate with supporters Rauner becoming the Republican gubernatorial candidate.
Businessman Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife Diana, right, celebrate with supporters Rauner becoming the Republican gubernatorial candidate.
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