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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will be challenged by GOP businessman candidate

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn coasted to a win in the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, while the Republican primary to choose a candidate to challenge Quinn in November was too close to call several hours after polls closed. Republicans are looking to Illinois as…

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin faces re-election challenge from GOP state senator

(Reuters) – Illinois State Senator Jim Oberweis, who owns a dairy business, has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois, according to WGN-TV. Oberweis, 67, will take on veteran U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat, in November. Oberweis won the nomination against businessman Doug Truax, 43. (Reporting by…