Illinois Primary

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives the thumbs-up after casting his ballot in the Illinois primary election on March 18, 2014 in Winnetka.  (Credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Illinois Primary 2014 Results: Rauner’s Margin Of Victory Cost $622 A Vote

Supported by a $14 million mountain of cash, including $6 million of his own fortune, Bruce Rauner came from a political unknown to the GOP candidate for governor in Illinois on Tuesday night.


A Voter Casts Her Ballot At A Coin-Op Laundry. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Illinois Primary 2014: Some Precincts To Stay Open After Hours

A handful of precincts that had operational trouble for Tuesday’s primary will stay open past the 7 p.m. closing time to accommodate voters.


Illinois Voters Go To The Polls (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cold Weather Could Have Impact On Election Day

Tomorrow is election day, and for some candidates weather has played a role in how they could go about getting their messages out, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.


Illinois Primary 2014: Record Number Of Voters Registered In Cook, But Will They Vote?

While voter turnout is expected to be low, a record number of Cook County residents are registered to vote in Tuesday’s primary.



Illinois Primary 2014: Voter Information

The Illinois Primary is Tuesday, March 18. For more voter information, including finding a polling place, click on one of these links.


Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Illinois Primary 2014: Some Races To Watch

The Illinois Primary is Tuesday, March 18. Here are some of the key races to watch.


Several ballots supplied for the primary election in Illinois on March 20, 2012, were a fraction of an inch too big, and would not fit in vote tabulation machines. Some were cut down to size, others were put aside to be counted by hand. (Credit: CBS)

Printer Takes Blame For Problem With Oversized Ballots

In an otherwise lackluster Illinois primary, with ridiculously low voter turnout, the issue of bad ballots in several counties could go down as the highlight.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Despite Bribery Arrest, Rep. Smith Wins Primary Vs. Swiss

State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), who was arrested on a federal bribery charge last week, easily defeated challenger Tom Swiss on Tuesday in the Democratic race for the 10th District seat in the Illinois House.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Mitt Romney discusses his victory in the Illinois Republican primary at a rally in suburban Schaumburg. (Credit: CBS)

Romney Beats Santorum In Illinois Primary

Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in Illinois, easily beating rival Rick Santorum.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Polling Place

Few Problems, Few Voters Reported At Polls

It appears that if you don’t have a lot of voters, you don’t have a lot of problems.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Power Electricity Generic

Voters To Weigh In On Moves To Lower Electric Bills

In addition to presidential and congressional races, many voters in many communities across the state Tuesday are thinking about their electric bills.

WBBM Newsradio–03/20/2012

Primary Election Day Polling Places

Polls are open across the Chicago area from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the March 20 primary.


Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney

Voters Head To Polls For Illinois Primary

Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday morning for an Illinois primary election that experts have said could be “defining” for the Republican presidential race.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Early Voting Rising Among GOP Voters, But Low Turnout Still Likely

With Illinois a player in the Republican primary election for the first time in decades, the number of voters asking for a GOP ballot is up, but election officials still expect low turnout overall.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich (Credit: CBS)

Gingrich Drumming Up Support In Illinois

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was in northwest suburban Rosemont on Wednesday, less than a week ahead of the Illinois GOP primary. He’s third in the delegate count behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, and running second among those who say they are looking for “a true conservative.”

CBS 2–03/14/2012

Rick Santorum

Caliendo: Romney Remains Frontrunner Despite Santorum Victories

Rick Santorum boldly declared Tuesday night that he would win the Republican presidential primary before the convention, but mathematically, Mitt Romney remains the frontrunner, political analyst Stephen Caliendo says.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum (L) and Mitt Romney debate on February 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Prolonged GOP Battle Gives Illinois Primary More Significance

Political experts differ a bit on whether Illinois’ Republican Primary is gaining in importance in the party’s struggle to find a Presidential nominee.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Election Board Chairman: Interest Still Lacking In Primary

The March 20 Illinois primary election is fast approaching, and so far, the head of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says the campaign isn’t stirring much excitement among voters.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Illinois Moving Primary Election Back To March

After a failed, short-lived experiment, the primary election in Illinois this year will be held on March 20, nearly two months later than in 2008 and 2010.