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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win Illinois primaries

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 3:00 AM
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an election night event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, Tuesday night.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, Tuesday night.
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CHICAGO (AP):

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump won Illinois' Republican primary and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was victorious in her Democratic race against US Senator Bernie Sanders during a drama-packed election that included several important down-ticket races.

Illinois does not typically have a chance to influence the march to the White House, but voters showed their enthusiasm at the opportunity on Tuesday.

Republican US Senator Mark Kirk and Democratic US Tammy Duckworth each won their respective primaries to set up an important November match-up. Their contests were the most closely watched statewide races in addition to the presidential primaries.