Less than 1 percentage point separates treasurer candidates

CHICAGO - The Illinois Treasurer race is still too close to call, as there's a difference of less than one percentage point between the two top candidates.

As of this writing, 99 percent of precincts are reporting, and Republican candidate Tom Cross has the lead with 1,636,938 votes, compared to Democratic candidate Michael Frerichs' 1,614,232.  Libertarian candidate Matthew Skopek has received 141,063 votes.

Kevin Artl, spokesman for Cross' campaign, says he believes Cross' slight lead will be maintained as the final votes are counted.  Meanwhile, Frerichs spokesman Dave Clarkin said he's waiting for all the votes to be counted.

The only open race on the Illinois ballot was for state treasurer.  Treasurer Dan Rutherford chose to attempt a gubernatorial run instead of running for re-election.  However, Rutherford lost in the Republican primary.

We will bring you more details on this race as they become available.

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