A day after Republican Bruce Rauner claimed victory in the Illinois governor race, both the challenger and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn remained out of the public eye as each team tries to figure out its next move.
Quinn has not conceded defeat and indicated Tuesday night that he won’t do so until all the votes are counted.
Still, with 99 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, Rauner had 50.6 percent of the vote to Quinn’s 46 percent. Libertarian Chad Grimm had 3 percent.
Rauner held a lead of more than 157,000 votes statewide, according to unofficial totals. Quinn was pinning his hopes on delayed counting of early and mail-in votes in the Chicago area as well as...