Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois is the Democratic nominee for a full term in that job. Quinn was lieutenant governor to former Governor Rod Blagojevich. Quinn took over the position when Blagojevich was removed from office by the state legislature.
State Comptroller Dan Hynes made a belated concession today. Quinn's margin of victory was less than one percentage point, so Hynes waited a couple of days to see how things would develop.
However, on the Republican side, where the differences is measured in hundreds, rather than thousands, of votes, there is still no clear winner. State Senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard could be headed to a recount in their gubernatorial primary.