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Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 at 9:20 PM

Your Illinois Primary Election Day Photos

It's Election Day as thousands head to the polls for Illinois' primary. Take a look at photos from polling places to politicians to "I voted" selfies from across the state.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM
By Lisa Balde

Big Winners: Jackson, Duckworth, Kinzinger

Despite what's being considered Illinois' lowest voter turnout ever for a primary election, some big winners emerged from Tuesday's contest. Read »

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 9:43 PM
By BJ Lutz

Photos: Illinois Primary Election

Local, state and national races on the ballot as voters head to the polls on a Illinois day with record-breaking temperatures.View gallery »

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Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Some Illinois Ballots Too Big for Scanners

Some Illinois Ballots Too Big for Scanners

Election officials say nearly a quarter of Illinois counties and the city of Aurora are reporting that some primary ballots are too large and don't fit into scanning machines. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 7:44 AM
By Edward McClelland

Text To Find Your Polling Place

Text To Find Your Polling Place

For this primary, the Chicago Board of Elections is debuting a new voter information system: text them your address, and they'll text back your polling place. Read »

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