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A Chicago man was arrested earlier this week for allegedly threatening to “mutilate and kill” Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey in a voicemail left at one among Bailey’s places of work, in response to a police report.
The alleged menace towards Bailey got here lower than two weeks earlier than the overall election, the place the Republican state senator from downstate Xenia is difficult incumbent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
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Via Monday, 131,165 Chicago voters had solid early votes or returned mail ballots, in comparison with 132,065 on the similar level 4 years earlier, the final time Illinois had a race for governor and different statewide places of work. Read more here.
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