Tribune photo by David Pierini
February 3, 2010
Bill Brady, center, surrounded by his family, takes the stage at the Double Tree Hotel in Bloomington, Ill. and thanks supporters after vote totals seemed to show a narrow victory in the Republican primary for governor. As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, Brady and Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale were within 1,500 votes of each other with 99 percent of the unofficial vote counted this morning. Each had 20 percent of the tally in a six-way contest.