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Illinois Primary Election 2022: Live blog, updates, results and more

12:40 a.m.: SPRINGFIELD — Suburban Chicago personal injury lawyer Kathy Salvi has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois. Salvi topped a field of seven candidates Tuesday to win the nod to take on first-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth in November. Duckworth is a veteran of the Iraq War and is very popular in Illinois. Salvi campaigned on a pledge to work to unify the warring factions of her party. She maintains Duckworth is beatable because the fall election will be a vote about the success or failure of the Biden administration. – Associated Press

Wednesday 12:20 a.m.: A roundup of some local races from IPM’s Jim Meadows:

  • Voters in the Mahomet-Seymour school district said ‘no’ to a bond referendum in Tuesday’s election. Sixty-seven percent of ballots cast went against the proposal to raise nearly $ 98 million for a new junior high school building and improvements to three other schools.
  • Voters in the Arthur school district also rejected a bond referendum Tuesday. The proposal to raise $30.8 million to improve school buildings was defeated by a three-to-one margin.
  • Voters in the Sullivan school district approved a $25 million bond referendum for school buildings Tuesday, with 62 percent of voters approving.
  • Voters in St. Joseph grade school district number 169 were tied on a proposal to raise the limit on the property tax levy. The final unofficial tally was 215 to 215.

11:50 p.m.: A roundup of some other statewide races from IPM’s Reginald Hardwick:

  • US Senate: Republican Kathy Salvi defeated 6 opponents to win the primary in that race. Salvi will take on incumbent Tammy Duckworth, who did not have any challengers in the Democratic primary.
  • Attorney General: Thomas DeVore was on top in a 3-person race. He will challenge incumbent Democrat Kwame Raoul this November.
  • Secretary of State: Alexi Giannoulias won the Democratic primary by nearly 53 percent. He defeated 3 other candidates, including Chicago city clerk Anna Valencia. On the Republican side, Dan Brady bested John Milhiser 76 to 23 percent. Brady and Giannoulias are hoping to succeed Jesse White, who is stepping down after serving as Illinois Secretary of State since 1999.
  • Treasurer: Republican Tom Demmer will challenge Democratic incumbent Michal Frerichs. Both races were uncontested in the primary.
  • State Comptroller: Republican Shannon Teresi is challenging Democratic incumbent Susan Mendoza. Both races were uncontested in the primary.

11:10 p.m.: Here is our 10pm Illinois primary update newscast.

11:00 p.m.: Former federal prosecutor Jesse Reising is conceding the race to become the Republican candidate in the 13th congressional district. He trailed Regan Deering in a 4-person race by just a few hundred votes. 

Meanwhile, 13th congressional district candidate Nikki Budzinksi (D) is thanking supporters in Springfield.

10:45 p.m.: Some other races we’re watching:

Champaign County Sheriff – Democratic Primary – 100% of precincts reporting

Dustin Heuerman 7,410 100%

Champaign County Sheriff Republican Primary – 100% of precincts reporting

John P. Brown 6,222 83.24%
Gregory A. Worrell 1,253 16.76%

Macon County Sheriff – Republican Primary – 100% of precincts reporting (no Democratic candidate)

Jim Root 8,877 75.29%
Cody L. Moore 2,914 24.71%

Vermilion County Sheriff – Republican Primary – 100% of precincts reporting (no Democratic candidate)

Pat Hart Shorn 4,168 100%

10:30 p.m.: From WFLD-TV in Chicago, a stream from Darren Bailey’s victory speech in Effingham earlier tonight.

 

10:10 p.m.: Here is our 10pm Illinois primary update newscast.

Meanwhile, Rep. Mary Miller (R) has begun her victory speech after winning the 15th congressional district primary.

10:00 p.m: The Associated Press says Nikki Budzinski has won the Democratic primary in the 13th congressional district primary; and Mary Miller has won the Republican primary in the 15th congressional district primary.

9:25 p.m.: Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) has just sent a press release conceding to Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) in the 15th congressional district primary. The release read:

“I’d like to congratulate Congresswoman Miller and President Trump on their victory tonight. This was a hard-fought campaign, and I wish her the best in representing the citizens of the 15th District.  

“It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve the people of Illinois. I’m proud of the work our team has done for our constituents since 2013. Helping citizens cut through red tape and navigate the federal bureaucracy has always been one of my top priorities.

“We have delivered countless conservative policy solutions from historic tax cuts, student loan relief, farm programs, and investing in our transportation system.

“We’ve always worked to govern and make Washington work. As Republicans are poised to retake the House, it’s paramount that Republicans in Congress work to end dysfunction and deliver results for the American people.

“I look forward to campaigning with every Republican up and down the ticket across Illinois between now and November to ensure we take back our state and take back Congress.”

9:00 p.m.: Observation from part of Illinois congressional district 15.

8:27 p.m.: From the Associated Press: Darren Bailey wins the Republican nomination for governor in Illinois primary election.

8:24 p.m.: The Republican primary in the Illinois Congressional District 15 remains close.

7:53 p.m.: CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republicans are choosing a nominee to take on Gov. J.B. Pritzker this fall. Pritzker is a billionaire who easily won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday and who spent millions trying to get the rival he wants and increase his already sizable advantage in the state this fall. The Republican front-runner was conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey, a farmer who received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement Saturday. Bailey raised his statewide profile during the pandemic by opposing Pritzker’s COVID-19 measures. He sued Pritzker over a stay-at-home order the governor issued, and was escorted off the floor of the Legislature for refusing to wear a mask. – Associated Press

7:46 p.m.: The Associated Press is projecting incumbent JB Pritzker will win the Democratic primary in the race for Governor. His opponent is Chicago nurse Beverly Miles.

7:26 p.m.: TAYLORVILLE — Congressman Rodney Davis said he has the experience needed to represent Illinois’ new 15th Congressional District — including experience working with Donald Trump when he was president.

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) speaks from his Taylorville election headquarters on June 28, 2022.

At an Election Day news conference in his hometown of Taylorville, Davis said that unlike his GOP primary opponent Mary Miller, he has four years of experience in working with the Trump administration.

“I’ve got a great track record of working with President Trump and his administration. Again, I’m the only member of Congress in this race who served with President Trump and his administration. I helped craft the Trump tax cut bill. I helped craft student loan debt repayment programs that are voluntary private sector approaches. These are the things that I’ve already gotten done,” Davis said.

Trump has endorsed Miller and appeared with the first-term Republican lawmaker at a rally last Saturday in Adams County.

Davis said the endorsement was a bad call on the former president’s part, and that he must have received bad advice. – Harrison Malkin, IPM News

7:20 p.m.: The first results are now being reported from the Associated Press. Click here to view them.

6:37 p.m.: Illinois Public Radio Statehouse Reporter Alex Degman is in Quincy, where Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) will be watching the returns in the 15th congressional district primary.

6:30 pm.: Confusion in the Metro East (East St. Louis) area of Illinois. Some people didn’t get the message that they’re now in the 13th congressional district.

Tuesday 6:00 p.m.: One hour to go until the polls close in Illinois. IPM’s Harrison Malkin is covering Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) in Taylorville. Davis is in a race with fellow incumbent Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) for the 15th congressional district. Miller received an in-person endorsement from former President Donald Trump last Saturday.

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