Six key races to watch on Election night

CHICAGO – Whether it’s congressional, state or native, Illinoisians will discover numerous key races on the poll once they head to the polls for the Illinois Primary Election on Tuesday June twenty eighth.

WGN Political Analyst Paul Lisnek shared the six races he thinks it’s best to watch with WGN News Now and his checklist is under:

Governor: There are a number of candidates vying for the GOP ticket to face Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker. Lisnek mentioned Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin was initially a front-runner however has lost some momentum to down-state candidate Darren Bailey who’s taken the lead in current polls. Lisnek provides to additionally preserve an eye fixed on conservative candidate Jesse Sullivan who’s been creeping up within the polls.

Secretary of State: In the Secretary of State’s Race, the Republican candidates are Representative Dan Brady and former U.S. Attorney John Milhiser going through off.Lisnek mentioned each are conservative, however Brady is at the moment doing higher within the polls.

There are 4 candidates on the Democratic aspect, present Chicago City Clerk, Anna Valencia, former State Treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias, Alderman David Moore and entrepreneur Sidney Moore. Lisnek mentioned Valencia, Giannoulias and Alderman Moore are the three front-runners within the race however provides the entire destructive adverts within the race could give Alderman Moore a bonus.

1st Congressional District: There are 17 candidates hoping to change outgoing U.S. Representative Bobby Rush when he retires. Lisnek mentioned the front-fronners are Karin Norrington-Reaves who Rush himself has endorsed, plus Jonathan Jackson, son of civil rights chief, Jesse Jackson, Alderwoman Pat Dowel from the third ward,  and State Senator Jaqueline Collins.

third Congressional District: This new third Congressional District was drawn so a Latino Congressperson can be despatched to Washington. Lisnek mentioned the 2 front-runners in a tricky race for the Democratic ticket there are State Representative Delia Ramirez and Alderman Gilbert Villegas.

sixth Congressional District: In the sixth Congressional District, two sitting congressmembers, Representative Sean Casten and Congresswoman Marie Newman, are pitted in opposition to one another due to the best way the district was drawn. Lisnek mentioned each are liberal, progressive, and even allies who get alongside.

Cook County Assessor: In the Cook County Assessor’s race present assessor Fritz Kaegi faces Kari Steele who at the moment sits on the water reclamation district. Kaegi has served one time period and has elevated property taxes on companies whereas holding charges low for householders. Lisnek mentioned Kaegi’s additionally come below hearth for some processes, however the backside line is voters have to resolve if one time period is sufficient or give somebody new an opportunity.

You can hear extra of Lisnek’s in-depth evaluation of the races to watch within the video above and see interviews with the candidates by going to

WGN will air and livestream a “WGN News Election Special” with outcomes of the 2022 Illinois General Primary Tuesday at 7 p.m.

You can to go to the Illinois Board of Elections to discover the placement of your polling place.

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