Elections

The 2020 Illinois primary takes place Tuesday, March 17. WBBM Newsradio will have LIVE, continuous coverage beginning at 7:03 p.m. Join WBBM’s Cisco Cotto, political editor Craig Dellimore, and analyst Andy Shaw, plus our full team of award-winning journalists stationed at locations throughout the area. Once polls close, race results can be seen below. Numbers will be updated as the votes are tallied​.

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April 02, 2019 - 5:36 pm
The historic contest pitted Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, making either winner the first African-American woman to be mayor of the country's third-largest city.
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Voting
March 31, 2019 - 1:26 pm
A much-debated Hinsdale referendum would generate the money for capital improvements at Hinsdale South and Central, including new swimming pools at each. The request for funding has been couched in terms of preserving sports programs for students.
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Lori Lightfoot (WBBM Newsradio); Toni Preckwinkle (AP)
Craig Dellimore
March 31, 2019 - 10:01 am
Come April 2 -- Tuesday -- Chicago will have elected a new mayor. Will it be Toni Preckwinkle, a veteran of city and county government, or relative newcomer Lori Lightfoot?
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Lori Lightfoot, left; Toni Preckwinkle (Associated Press)
March 25, 2019 - 4:03 pm
(WBBM NEWSRADIO) – A new media poll shows a commanding -- but perhaps not secure -- lead for Lori Lightfoot in the race to be Chicago’s next mayor. The poll for Crain’s Chicago Business and Channel 11 shows former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot with a 53 percent to 17 percent lead over Cook...
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