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State Sen. Darren Bailey won last night's GOP primary handily and will take on incumbent Gov. J.B. Pritzker in November.
Why it matters: The contentious race was the most expensive primary in Illinois history, with billionaires Ken Griffin, Dick Uihlein, Pritzker and former President Donald Trump all weighing in.
Rep. Mary Miller won Illinois' GOP primary for the 15th congressional district after fellow House Rep. Rodney Davis conceded the race on Tuesday night.
The big picture: Miller's victory demonstrates the power of Trump's endorsement, even for a controversial candidate without strong local party backing.
Why it matters: After Illinois lost a congressional seat, the two incumbent Democrats ran against each other. While both are progressive and share many of the same stances on guns and climate, Casten has been seen as a more moderate candidate with a better chance to win this formerly-Republican held district.
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Illinois is in the middle of a high-stakes game of corporate musical chairs — and we might be the one left without a seat.
Driving the news: Billionaire Ken Griffin announced he was moving the headquarters of his hedge fund, Citadel, from Chicago to Miami last week.
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In response to last week's Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has called a special session of the General Assembly to address abortion in Illinois.
Why it matters: As states around the country mobilize to ban abortions, Illinois lawmakers want to make the state one of the strongest for reproductive rights.
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Over the weekend, I binged watched "The Bear," a new FX show about a brilliant chef who returns to Chicago to take over his family's Italian beef joint.