Updated 11:37 p.m.
Scott Drury has won the 58th District State House race against Mark Shaw.
In results so far from Lake and Cook counties, Drury leads with 55 percent and 66 percent of the votes respectively or about 5,550 votes.
“It was a hard fought race,” Drury said. “We believe voters in the 58th District have decisively spoken and they are ready to usher in a new era of government, which was the basis of our whole campaign.”
Mark Shaw did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Drury says his top priorities once in office are reforming the state budget and fixing the pension system.
“We need to reform Illinois’ budget so it is a truthful, honest budget, not one with political gimmicks. We need to fix Illinois’ broken pension system and Illinois needs serious ethics reform,” he said.
Updated 9:25 p.m.
All precincts in Lake and Cook counties have reported their votes. Drury leads in Lake and Cook counties with 55 percent and 66 percent of votes respectively.
Updated 8:53 p.m.
With all of Cook County precincts reporting, Drury has received 65.7 percent of votes, Shaw has 34 percent of votes. In Lake County, the gap is smaller, Drury leads with 51.74 percent, followed closely by Shaw with 48.26 percent of votes.
Updated 8:13 p.m.
Cook County results are trickling in Drury has 68 percent of votes (1,614) with 5 of 7 precincts reporting.
The contest for the 58th District State Representative race pits Scott Drury (D-Highland Park) against Mark Shaw (R-Lake Forest).
Shaw, a former Lake Forest Plan Commissioner, worked as the campaign manager for Lauren Turelli before she dropped out of the 58th District race after winning the primary. He was appointed to take her place soon after. He's also previously served as Lake Forest Caucus 4th Ward Chairman and Executive Committee member.
Drury formerly worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Illinois. He currently practices law and teaches as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University.
Patch will continue to update election results until there is a winner.
Lake County Results
Scott Drury (D)54.91% 24,161
415 of 415
Mark Shaw (R)45.09% 19,840
415 of 415
Cook County Results
Scott Drury (D)65.7% 2,572
7 of 7
Mark Shaw (R)34.3% 1,343
7 of 7
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Earlier: Voters Decide 10th District Race Today
Before the polls opened at 6 a.m. today, more than 75,000 people had cast ballots either through in-person early voting or by mail. With a turnout of between 275,000 and 280,000 forecast by campaign officials, that is more than a quarter of the vote.
As votes come in through the night, the totals in the table above will not include the early votes cast in the Lake County portion of the district, which makes up just over 60 percent of the district, until 100 percent of the precincts are reporting.
Once all election day votes are counted, the early votes will be added to the total, according to Lake County Clerk Willard Helander.