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Dawn Patrol: Rauner sweeps suburbs; Oberweis gets U.S. Senate nod

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  • Businessman Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife, Diana, right, celebrate with supporters after Rauner's GOP victory last night in a four-way race for the Republican nomination for governor.

    Businessman Bruce Rauner, left, and his wife, Diana, right, celebrate with supporters after Rauner's GOP victory last night in a four-way race for the Republican nomination for governor.
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Rauner wins GOP nomination

Bruce Rauner edged out longtime lawmaker Kirk Dillard to take the Republican nomination for governor. Rauner, a Winnetka businessman, led all suburban counties -- including Dillard's home DuPage County. Gov. Pat Quinn has already begun campaigning against Rauner. Full story.

Oberweis wins U.S. Senate nod

In an unexpectedly close race, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis, a dairy magnate from Sugar Grove, beat newcomer Doug Truax in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Oberweis faces Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November. Full story.

Kaifesh wins 8th Congressional District

Larry Kaifesh claimed victory in the 8th Congressional District GOP primary last night, leading opponent Manju Goel with 71.3 percent of the vote. Kaifesh, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve colonel, will challenge Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth in November's general election. Full story.

Cross wins GOP state treasurer primary

State Rep. Tom Cross vowed to "restore fiscal sanity" last night when he declared victory in the Republican primary for state treasurer. With 72 percent of precincts statewide counted, Cross, of Oswego, the former House minority leader, had 58 percent of the vote to DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan's 42 percent. Full story.

More election results on our Election 2014 Web page

Go to the Daily Herald's Election 2014 page for all the results of last night's primaries -- including those that were not decided last night.

Two charged with letting teens drink at Bartlett home

Four minors were charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol at a Bartlett home Sunday, and two adults were charged with allowing the minors to drink, police said. Bartlett police were called to a single-family home early Sunday on Grant Street to investigate an allegation that minors were drinking in the home, police said in a release. Full story.

Salata coming to Wheeling

A restaurant chain that serves salads and wraps will open its first Illinois restaurant in Wheeling this summer. Salata expects to open by July 1 at 1083 Lake-Cook Road in the Lexington Commons Plaza near the new Starbuck's. Full story.

Naperville police seek driver in hit-and-run

Naperville police want the public's help in finding the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian last week. At about 11:30 p.m., the pedestrian was walking east on Benton Avenue crossing Court Place when a four-door vehicle turned south onto Court Place, hitting the pedestrian. Full story.

Elgin to discuss ex-school building property repairs

Elgin City Council members are expected tonight to discuss putting about $1 million toward repairs on a building that a proposed charter school would lease. The Elgin Charter School Initiative wants to lease part of the former Fox River Country Day School, 1600 Dundee Ave., for a new Elgin Math and Science Academy that awaits approval from the state. Full story.


Rainy and cool with temperatures hovering around 43 degrees this morning. Temperatures are expected to climb to 46 degrees this afternoon before dropping back to 28 degrees overnight tonight. Full story.


Rollins Road remains under construction between Route 83 and Route 45 in Round Lake Beach. People should expect delays. Full traffic.

White Sox GM optimistic for the new season

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn likes the direction of his team, he said before yesterday's Cactus League game against the Oakland Athletics at Camelback Ranch. At the same time, he's realistic. The team dropped 99 games last year, and that's hard to bounce back from, he said. Full story.

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