- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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UPCOMING TODAY:


ILLINOIS PRIMARY

CHICAGO - Sensing a real chance to put one of their own back in the governor’s office, Republican primary voters picked candidates Tuesday who they hoped would put the state’s finances in order, take on labor unions and chip away at Democratic dominance of the state. The earliest voters at the polls spoke of wanting someone to shake up Springfield, reverse the state’s indebtedness and keep businesses and jobs from leaving the state. Some also spoke of gearing up for a fight to install term limits that they say would do away with “career politicians” who are too cozy with special interests and unions. By Sara Burnett, Sophia Tareen and Jason Keyser. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words by midnight, photos, will be updated throughout the day. Polls close at 7 p.m.

With:

- ILLINOIS PRIMARY-FIVE THINGS TO KNOW: A voters’ guide to the 2014 primary in Illinois.

ILLINOIS PRIMARY-RDP

CHICAGO - Voters pulling Republican ballots choose a nominee to contest three-term U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the November election and decide a list of nominees for state treasurer and congressional and legislative districts. A roundup of all races of note beyond the governor’s race. By Tammy Webber and Kerry Lester. UPCOMING: About 650 words. Laydown will move Tuesday morning, story will be updated after polls close.

ILLINOIS PRIMARY-LEGISLATURE

CHICAGO - A brief look at results from five legislative races in which incumbents are being challenged after votes in support of pension reform and gay marriage. By Kerry Lester. UPCOMING: About 250 words. Laydown will move Tuesday morning, story will be updated after polls close.

Also Moving:

ILLINOIS PRIMARY-RAUNER HOMETOWN; ILLINOIS PRIMARY-ISSUES; ILLINOIS PRIMARY-VOTERS; ILLINOIS PRIMARY-WEATHER; ILLINOIS PRIMARY-POLLS

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