With 45 of 46 precincts reporting, Evanston’s ranked choice voting referendum has passed with more than 80% of the vote.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker have won reelection, the Associated Press has projected.

Both delivered victory speeches hitting on strongly progressive themes.

““Anyone who thinks they can come into this state and try to force some right-wing, MAGA war on a woman’s body, you will never get an inch of Illinois,” Pritzker said.

Democrat Alexi Giannoulias declared victory in the Illinois Secretary of State office, accepting the concession of Republican Dan Brady, calling himself “exhilarated and electrified” at serving in what is sometimes seen as a stepping stone to higher office.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9th) was ahead with 70% of the vote, with 216 of 233 precincts counted.

In the state legislative races, state Sen. Laura Fine (D-9th) dominated her race, according to unofficial results. State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18th) and Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17th) , both Democrats, had clear leads with most of the precincts counted.

The AP’s @ap_politics Twitter account called the top two Illinois races one minute after polls closed at 7:01 p.m., indicating strong showing for both Democratic incumbents in exit polling.

View the most recent vote totals on the RoundTable’s live results spreadsheet here.

This is a developing story, and the RoundTable will be updating our election coverage as more information becomes available.

Alex Harrison

Alex Harrison joins the RoundTable for the summer in between his undergraduate and graduate studies at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

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  1. Well done. Unlike the TV last night that we watched agape at the omission, you note that the 1-minute-after call was based on exit polling. Good. Beware, however and forevermore, the risks of error in “improved” exit polling as ever-greater proportions of the vote reside in early- and mail-in ballots. Especially in races closer than these statewide slam-dunks. The error risks in all polling may be exacerbated as increasingly large numbers of voters, traumatized by toxic partisanship, choose to non-respond — or lie.