Democratic incumbent Lou Lang has held his position as the 16th District House representative for more than 20 years. He's been a strong proponent for casino expansion, legalizing medical marijuana and civil union.
Meanwhile, his opponent, Republican challenger Vincent Romano feels more jobs in Illinois should top the agenda, among other issues.
Patch will be updating results constantly throughout the evening and live blogging on this page. Keep checking back to get the latest from both candidates.Candidate Percentage Total Vote Precincts Reporting Lou Lang (D) 64.16
30 of 34
Vincent Romano (R) 35.84
30 of 34
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Update - 9:36 p.m. - Lang has more than 10,000 votes compared to Romano's 5,879. Thirty of the 34 precincts have reported.
Update 8:40 p.m. - Lang continues to lead the race between newcomer Romano. He has almost 9,100 votes to Romano's 5,078. Twenty-six of the 34 precincts have reported.
Update 7:52 p.m. - First results are in and Lang has taken an early lead with 707 votes while Romano has almost 400.
Update 4 p.m. - Numbers have not yet been released by the Cook County Clerk's Office, though they should be available soon.