The national headline of the day was Mitt Romney winning the Illinois Republican primary on Tuesday.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Romney was beating out opponent Rick Santorum 47 percent to 35 percent with about 45 minutes before polls were set to close. He was announced as the winner shortly after.
Meanwhile, Democrat incumbent Lou Lang (D-16) with Lang receiving more than 2,800 votes.
Jan Schakowsky also won the 9th Congressional District Primary. State Senator Daniel Biss (D-9) and State Representative Robyn Gabel (D-19) both ran unopposed in Tuesday's primary.
The Electrical Aggregation Referendum passed in Skokie, with 4,201 residents voting 'Yes,' or 71.42 percent.
Voters said "no" to funding a new District 65 school building.
With all 61 precincts reporting, the 'no' vote won with 55 percent of the vote, a margin they maintained most of the evening. That came out to a total of 1,401 votes more than those supporting the referendum.
Meanwhile, in Lincolnwood, School District 74's $25 million referendum was resoundly defeated, as more than 2,100 residents voted 'No,' or 91.07 percent. Also defeated was the village's referendum to appoint a clerk instead of having one elected, which received 1,484 'No' votes, or 65.17 percent.