Primary Election Night in Photos

From victory to despair, follow Primary Election Night 2010.

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U.S. Senate candidate David Hoffman is headquartered at the W Hotel.
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At about 12:15 a.m., Gov. Pat Quinn takes to the podium and declares himself the winner.
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Quinn was flanked by Democratic heavyweights such as former Senate President Emil Jones (left), Rep. Bobby Rush (right), and his 92-year-old mother.
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The crowd roars its approval.
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Dan Hynes addresses his supporters shortly after midnight promising to fight until every vote is counted.
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Shortly after 11 p.m., GOP gubernatorial candidate Andy McKenna tells supporters that he's not conceding.
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He said he plans to wait for downstate numbers to come in.
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It's starting to get a little late, ...
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... and the kids are getting a little loopy.
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A little bit of liquid energy might help.
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Todd Stroger gives his concession speech after losing his County Board President seat.
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Stroger came in a stunning fourth in the race.
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A protester, supporter -- we're not sure what the message is at Stroger headquarters.
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Dick Johnson chats with concerned Dan Hynes supporters.
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As the night wore on, all eyes were glued to the TV at the Andy McKenna election night headquarters in Skokie.
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The Republican race for governor remained too close to call.
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Think they're feeling the pressure?
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Will all the votes be counted by her bed time?
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Early returns showed Pat Quinn with a lead. Enough reason to strike up the band?
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Looking kind of confident, huh?
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If Hynes people were worried, they weren't showing it.
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Will Dan Hynes' speech tonight be in victory or defeat? The podium awaits.
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When this picture was taken at about 8 p.m., early returns showed Pat Quinn leading. But there's still a lot of vote counting to be done.
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Not much else to do for now but hang out and watch "Family Guy" at Alexi Giannoulias' election night headquarters.
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At about 8 p.m. things were getting busier at Andy McKenna's Election Night headquarters at the Double Tree Hotel in Skokie.
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McKenna is attempting to be the Republican candidate for governor.
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Things were kind of quiet around 6 p.m. at Gov. Pat Quinn's Hotel Allegro campaign night headquarters on Election Night.
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But they're getting ready for what they hope is a victory party.
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Getting ready at Alexi Giannoulias' headquarters at the Fairmont Hotel.
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U.S. Senate candidate David Hoffman is headquartered at the W Hotel.
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Things also quiet at Todd Stroger's headquarters at the W Hotel.
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Hurry up and wait for the assorted TV crews.
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