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Biden wins Illinois primary, AP reports

Joe Biden speaks at a primary election campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

March 17, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden emerged victorious in the Illinois Democratic primary elections, according to the Associated Press. Biden had a wide variety of endorsements all throughout the state, including Governor J.B. Pritzker, Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago and Senators Richard J. Durbin and...

Pritzker endorses Biden on eve of Illinois primary

Supporters of VP Joe Biden attend a campaign event in Des Moines.

Associated Press

March 16, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker endorsed Joe Biden for president on the eve of Illinois' primary, saying Monday that the Democratic former vice president “is the right candidate to beat Donald Trump and lead us into a new era.” Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are facing off on Tuesday in Illinois and...

Illinois primary registration, early voting and polling places, explained

John Locher | AP

Brita Hunegs, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

The primary election in Illinois will take place on March 17, the same day many Illinoisans will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Primary elections often have historically lower turnout than general elections. In 2018, turnout for all eligible voters was just 19.9 percent compared with the historic g...

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