A conservative win in Illinois: Darren Bailey’s supporters express optimism despite the mounting task of taking on Gov. J.B. Pritzker A conservative win in Illinois: Darren Bailey’s supporters express optimism despite the mounting task of taking on Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Hundreds of Bailey supporters who gathered were a group of Illinoisans not often in a position to claim victory in statewide races, even in Republican primaries.

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As battle for Illinois governor shapes up, it’s class warfare versus culture war As battle for Illinois governor shapes up, it’s class warfare versus culture war

GOP nominee Darren Bailey blasts Gov. J.B. Pritzker as out-of-touch billionaire while Pritzker says most Illinoisans don't support Bailey's conservative politics.

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Marcus Stroman was ‘gutted’ after Roe was overturned. ‘It’s their body, it’s their choice until the day I die,’ the Chicago Cubs pitcher says. Marcus Stroman was ‘gutted’ after Roe was overturned. ‘It’s their body, it’s their choice until the day I die,’ the Chicago Cubs pitcher says.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Marcus Stroman believes supporting Roe v. Wade, abortion rights and, by extension, human rights is “common sense and how everyone should think, but unfortunately it’s not.”

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Daywatch: Darren Bailey wins primary in a stunning rebuke to the Illinois GOP establishment Daywatch: Darren Bailey wins primary in a stunning rebuke to the Illinois GOP establishment

Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.

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R. Kelly in uncharted territory, facing lengthy sentence in New York R. Kelly in uncharted territory, facing lengthy sentence in New York

It’s been 20 years since R. Kelly first faced criminal charges related to alleged sexual misdeeds, but in a federal courtroom in New York on Wednesday, the Chicago-born R&B star will be in uncharted territory.

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