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October 22, 2014, 8:46 am
970 WMAY News

Rauner Hangs On For Narrow Win Over Dillard; Barr Takes GOP Sheriff's Nomination; Oberweis, Davis, Callis Victorious

10:30pm Rauner addresses supporters, vows to "shake up Springfield, bring back Illinois," says he will "tear out corruption by the roots" by imposing term limits, and restore economic vitality


10:15pm Bruce Rauner is declared the winner of the Republican primary for governor


9:25pm: Rodney Davis wins 13th District GOP nomination, will face Callis in November


9:20pm: Wes Barr wins GOP Sangamon County sheriff nomination


9:15pm Ann Callis declared winner of 13th Congressional District Democratic primary


8:45pm Oberweis declared winner of GOP primary for U.S. Senate, will face Democratic incumbent Dick Durbin in November


8:30pm: Wes Barr continues to lead in GOP race for sheriff; incumbent Neil Williamson says it might be difficult to support Barr if Barr wins nomination, says he might sit the general election out


8:00pm: Early leaders -- Bruce Rauner for GOP Governor; Tom Cross for GOP Treasurer; Wes Barr for GOP Sangamon County Sheriff; John "Mo" Madonia for GOP 7th Circuit Judge


7:50pm Governor Pat Quinn has won the Democratic party's nomination to seek a second full term in office.  He is projected to easily defeat Tio Hardiman.  Quinn has already prepared an ad going on the attack against Bruce Rauner, who continues to hold the lead in the four-way GOP race.


7:22pm Dan Rutherford delivers what sounds like a concession speech; says in the short term he will work on redistricting reform.  Says "Dan Rutherford is not going away."


7:05pm: No suspense for most statewide races, since the candidates are running unopposed in their respective primaries.  But there are a few statewide contests: in addition to both parties' races for the nomination for governor, Republicans must also make their choice among Jim Oberweis and Doug Truax for U.S. Senate, and Tom Cross and Bob Grogan for State Treasurer.


In addition, we will be following contested local races for sheriff (GOP), 7th Circuit Judge (GOP -- the winner will earn a spot on the bench since Democrats did not field a candidate in the primary), 13th Congressional (both parties) and 96th Illinois House (both parties).


We will also watch the numbers on several referenda: a countywide proposal to extend the Citizens Efficiency Commission, a sizable tax hike for fire and ambulance service in Sherman, and a vote to extend home rule powers to Rochester.

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