Illinois voters electing mayors, school boards

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Chicago (AP) -- Up and down the state, Illinois voters are electing mayors, highway commissioners and filling school boards and fire protection districts.

 

Tuesday's turnout is expected to be low. And it won't be helped by rain in some parts of Illinois or by the many races in which candidates are running unopposed. Still, a number of communities do have real contests, including West Chicago, where three candidates are running for mayor.

 

The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has received the most attention in the Chicago area.

 

Voters in some places will be asked to do more than elect candidates, including Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall and Fulton Counties, where voters will decide if they want to add a 1 percent sales tax to fund school facilities improvements.

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