The latest on the Illinois midterm elections (UPDATED)
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WINNER: Republican representative John Cabello has held the 68th District’s seat in the Illinois congress for the last 6 years, and Tuesday he overcame his Democrat challenger, Jake Castanza.
WINNER: PHOTO FINISH: Democrat Joe Bruscato (50%) beats Republican Donna Honzel (50%) by 958 votes for 17th Circuit Court, with 100% precincts reporting.
CLOSE RACE: Republican John Cabello (52%) leads Democrat Jake Castanza (48%) with 91% of precincts reporting
CLOSE RACE: Democrat Tony Evers (49%) leads incumbent Republican Scott Walker (49%) by 2,729 votes in the race for Wisconsin Governor with 77% percent of precincts reporting.
WINNER: Republican Lori Gummow beats Democrat Paul Gorski in race for Winnebago County Clerk
LEGAL CANNABIS IN ROCK COUNTY: Rock County votes YES to legalize recreational cannabis.
Rock County leaning YES (69%) over NO (31%) for Should Recreational Cannabis Be Legalized?
Winnebago leaning NO (87%) vs YES (13%) on Prohibition of Alcohol Sales
CLOSE RACE: Republican John Cabello (52%) leads Democrat Jake Castanza (48%) with 87% of precincts reporting
CLOSE RACE: Democrat Tony Evers (50%) sees shrinking lead against Republican Governor Scott Waker (48%) in Wisconsin Governor race.
Republican Lori Gummow (54%) leads Democrat Paul Gorski (46%) for Winnebago County Clerk with 92% of precincts reporting
CLOSE RACE: Democrat Joe Bruscato (51%) leads Republican Donna Honzel (49%) for 17th Judicial Circuit Judge
ABC News projects Democrats will take control of U.S. House of Representatives
Republican Lori Gummow (53%) leads Democrat Paul Gorski (47%) for Winnebago County Clerk
Democrat Joe Bruscato (52%) leads Republican Donna Honzel (48%) for Judge of Circuit Court 17th Judicial Circuit
WINNER: Republican Joe Sosnowski has defeated Democrat Angie Bodine for the second time for control of the 69th District. More
WINNER: Sheriff Gary Caruana defeated his Democratic challenger, retired Deputy Chief Bob Springer, in the race for Winnebago County Sheriff. More
WINNER: Democrat Troy Knudson defeated opponent Jude Maurer in the race for Rock County Sheriff. More
WINNER: Republican Bryan Steil has claimed the U.S. House District 1 congressional seat vacated by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who did not seek reelection. More
Republican John Cabello (52%) leads Democrat Jake Castanza (48%) in close Illinois House District 68 race.
Republican Joe Sosnowski (61%) leads Democrat Angie Bodine (39%) in race for Illinois House District 69
WINNER: Democrat Susana Mendoza remains Illinois Comptroller, defeating challengers Darlene Senger (R) and Clair Ball (L)
WINNER: Republican Adam Kinzinger retained control of Illinois’ 16th Congressional District seat, defeating Democratic challenger Sara Dady. More
WINNER: Democratic incumbent Cheri Bustos has been declared the winner of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District seat, defeating political outsider, Republican Bill Fawell. More
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ABC News projects that the Republicans will retain control of the Senate.
Pritzker victory speech:
Republican Gary Caruana (54%) leads Democrat Bob Springer (46%) for Sheriff of Winnebago County
Republican Lori Gummow (51%) leads Democrat Paul Gorski (49%) for Winnebago County Clerk
Democrat Joe Bruscato (51%) leads Republican Donna Honzel (49%) for Judge of the Circuit Court 17th Judicial Circuit
Democrat Jake Castanza (55%) leads Republican John Cabello (45%) for Illinois House District 68 seat.
Democrat Bob Springer (51%) losing ground to incumbent Republican Gary Caruana (49%) for Winnebago County Sheriff.
Republican Adam Kinzinger (54%) has pulled ahead of Democrat Sara Dady (46%) for District 16 Congressional seat.
Republican Joe Sosnowski (58%) leads Democrat Angie Bodine (42%) for Illinois House District 69.
Democrat Tony Evers (51%) leads incumbent Scott Walker (R-47%) in the Wisconsin Governor race.
Republican Bryan Steil (59%) leads Democrat Randy Bryce (39%) for U.S. House District 1, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s vacated seat.
Republican Erika Harold has conceded the race for Illinois Attorney General to Democrat Kwame Raoul.
FOX News projects that the Democrats will take control of the U.S. House
BREAKING: The Fox News Decision Desk projects that Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. https://t.co/4yNg8n30sj pic.twitter.com/kA8joAhvti— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 7, 2018
Democrat Sara Dady (56%) leads Republican Adam Kinzinger (44%) for U.S. House District 16 congressional seat.
Democrat Bob Springer (60%) leads Republican Gary Caruana (40%) for Winnebago County Sheriff
Democrat Paul Gorski (65%) leads Republican Lori Gummow (35%) for Winnebago County Clerk
Democrat Susana Mendoza (63%) leads Republican Darlene Senger (34%) for Illinois Comptroller.
Democrat Kwame Raoul (58%) leads Republican Erika Harold (40%) for Attorney General.
Democrat Michael Frerichs (67%) has defeated Republican Jim Dodge (30%) for Illinois Treasurer.
Democrat Jesse White (71%) has defeated Republican Jason Helland (27%) for Secretary of State.
PRITZKER DEFEATS RAUNER: After a bruising first term in office that featured years of budget gridlock, incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner was defeated by Billionaire Democrat J.B. Pritzker in his bid for Illinois Governor. More
Early totals are coming in. Results show J.B. Pritzker leading incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner 50% (34,544) to 44% (30,788).
FOX News has already projected Pritzker to win the Illinois Governor’s race.
Chicago Elections Supervisor Jim Allen, the court has approved the petition to keep some precincts open an hour longer. The reasons vary, from technical issues to long lines to voters with missing ballot pages.
Illinois polls closed.
Eyewitness News is Your Local Election Headquarters for Tuesday’s Illinois midterm election coverage. We’ll be following the big races right here, including the race for Illinois governor, Illinois Attorney General, the 16 Congressional District, the 67th Congressional District, and the Winnebago County Sheriff.
Polls are scheduled to close at 7 p.m. and results should begin to come in soon after.