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  • Glenda Miller

    Miller wins McHenry Co. treasurer GOP primaryMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Glenda Miller won the Republican primary for McHenry County treasurer, according to Tuesday’s unofficial vote tallies. Miller, 58, of Harvard, who has worked as chief deputy treasurer for 17 years, had 14,665 votes, and Jeffrey Thorsen, a 55-year-old Crystal Lake councilman and vice president of FirstMerit Bank, had 11,890 votes with all 212 precincts reporting.

     
  • Joe Cantore, shown voting Tuesday at the Oak Brook Golf Club while holding son Joe, became the Republican nominee for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District by defeating Mary Lou Wehli in the GOP primary.

    Cantore breezes to primary win for DuPage forest presidentMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Joe Cantore was the runaway victor Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Unofficial results show Cantore with 52,546 votes and Mary Lou Wehli with 28,951.

     
  • Kleeman jumps to early lead in 18th Judicial CircuitMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    DuPage County Circuit Judge Bob Kleeman appears likely to retain the seat he was appointed to last year.

     
  • Bartels in lead for Lake County seatMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Consultant Chuck Bartels was leading the three-way Republican race for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat Tuesday night.

     
  • Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.com ¬ 9th Congressional District Candidate Susanne Atanus.

    Atanus holds lead in 9th Congressional GOP primaryMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    She was once asked by her own party to drop out of the race, but with only 29 precincts remaining to be counted, Susanne Atanus appears headed for a surprising victory in the Republican primary for the 9th congressional district.

     
  • Jeff Werfel Republican candidate for Lake County Board District 6.

    Werfel easily defeats Powell in Lake County District 6Mar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Grayslake village trustee Jeff Werfel easily defeated Tim Powell of Hainesville in the GOP primary for the Lake County Board District 6. Unofficial totals showed 1,084 votes for Werfel and 457 for Powell.

     
  • Bill Prim

    Prim wins GOP nomination for McHenry sheriffMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bill Prim prevailed by a slim margin of 98 votes in the Republican primary for sheriff in McHenry County, in which he ran against undersheriff Andrew Zinke. Prim of Cary had 14,516 votes while Zinke of Woodstock had 14,418 votes with all 212 precincts reporting, according to unofficial results on Tuesday night.

     
  • Jim Oberweis speaks after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Overweis will now face Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in the general election this coming November.

    Oberweis sets sights on uphill fight against DurbinMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    In an unexpectedly close race, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, a senator and dairy magnate from Sugar Grove, beat insurance executive Doug Truax in the Republican primary. “If I win this Senate seat, it'd be so the Republicans can take control of the U.S. Senate, and that will change the direction of this country,” he said.

     
  • Kaifesh cruises to victory in 8th District GOP primaryMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Col. Larry Kaifesh claimed victory in the 8th Congressional District GOP primary Tuesday night, leading opponent Manju Goel with 71.5 percent of the vote with nearly all ballots counted. Kaifesh will challenge Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth in November’s general election.

     
  • Incumbents Suzanne Hart, Charles “Chuck” Maher and challenger Michael “Big Mike” Strick were competing for two Republican nominations to represent District 11 on the Will County Board.

    Will County Dist. 11 voters choose incumbents Hart, MaherMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Incumbents Suzanne Hart and Charles “Chuck” Maher took a step Tuesday toward continuing to represent south Naperville on the Will County Board, as they placed first and second in the Republican primary for the party’s nomination for two available seats in District 11.

     
  • Mary McClellan

    McClellan wins McHenry Co. clerk GOP primaryMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    County board member Mary McClellan won the Republican primary for McHenry County clerk, as her opponent and fellow county board member Nick Provenzano conceded the race late Tuesday night. McClellan had 15,721 votes while Nick Provenzano had 12,099 votes, with all 212 precincts reporting, according to unofficial results.

     
  • Tom Cross

    Cross wins GOP state treasurer primaryMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Vowing to “restore fiscal sanity” in Illinois, State Rep. Tom Cross declared victory Tuesday 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 to DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan’s 42 percent.

     
  • Art Niewiardowski

    Niewiardowski defeats Lietzow in Elk Grove GOP raceMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    An establishment Republican, Art Niewiardowski, defeated a young GOP activist in a bitter intraparty fight for Elk Grove Township Republican committeeman. Other winners in committeeman races were Democrat Steve Caramelli in Hanover Township, Republican Char Foss-Eggemann in Maine Township and Democrat Matt Flamm in Palatine Township.

     
  • Gorman handily wins GOP primary for Cook County Dist. 17Mar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Wiht only 1 precinct remaining uncounted, Cook County Commissioner Liz Doody Gorman has won the Republican primary for the 17th District seat over Burr Ridge doctor Barbara Bellar. She will face Orland Park Democrat Jim Hickey in November.

     
  • Chris Nybo, left, appears to have won over Dennis Reboletti in the 24th Senate District GOP primary.

    Nybo winner in 24th Senate District raceMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Republican state Rep. Chris Nybo was an easy winner for the Republican nomination for the senate seat vacated by gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard. With all votes unofficially counted, Nybo had 59 percent of the vote over state Rep. Dennis Reboletti.

     
  • David Stolman Republican candidate for Lake County Treasurer.

    Stolman wins GOP treasurer’s raceMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    David Stolman, a 22-year Lake County Board member from Buffalo Grove, snagged the Republican Party nomination for county treasurer Tuesday.

     
  • State Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. and his mother, Barbara, check election results from the 51st House District primary Tuesday night at Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville.

    Sullivan cruising toward win in House District 51Mar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Republican state Rep. Ed Sullivan Jr. is closing in on victory in Tuesday’s primary in House District 51, overcoming some static from within his party over his vote in favor of same-sex marriage last year.

     
  • State Sen. Kirk Dillard smiles at his supporters as he awaits election results at Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove on Tuesday.

    Dillard says he’s a 'winner no matter what'Mar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Kirk Dillard risked it all to be Illinois’ next governor. The unlucky toss of the dice cost the longtime political fixture his state senate seat but he was unrepentent after preliminary results showed businessman Bruce Rauner clinching the race for Republican nominee for governor in Tuesday’s primary.

     
  • Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, leave a campaign stop in Moline.

    Rauner will be GOP nomineeMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bruce Rauner spent the last year vilifying the Springfield establishment in his bid for the state’s top office, and Illinois Republicans responded Tuesday, nominating the wealthy Winnetka businessman to run against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

     
  • Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh are Republican candidates for the 8th Congressional District seat.

    8th District primary among suburbs’ hottest racesMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP rivals Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh started their campaigns seeing eye to eye on most every major issue. Distinctions between the two boiled down to their professional backgrounds. But these personal differences quickly escalated into much more. That's among several key races Northwest suburban voters will be deciding in Tuesday's primary.

     
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