The races are called and they're very close – NBC Chicago

As polls closed Tuesday in the 2024 Illinois primary election, the ballots were counted and several key races were quickly called. Others, however, remained tight-lipped into the evening, with the total still too close to call.

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See which races have been called and which have not been called so far.

species so far called

Representative Danny Davis is predicted to win the Democratic primary in Illinois' 7th Congressional District.

Longtime Congressman Danny Davis looks set for another run in Washington, as the Associated Press projects him as the winner of the 7th District Democratic primary.

Davis, who has represented the West Side and West Suburban district since 1997, defeated Gina Collins, Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyers-Erwin, Cory Marshall and Nikhil Bhatia in the primary.

Representative in the Democratic primary for Illinois' 4th Congressional District. Sui Garcia is expected to win.

The Associated Press predicts that Congressman Sue Garcia will win the Democratic primary for Illinois' 4th Congressional District, fending off a challenge from Chicago Ald. Two-time Chicago mayoral candidate Raymond Lopez.Garcia, who has held a congressional seat since January 2019, is expected to hold his seat in a strongly Democratic district in the November general election.

Trump, Biden cruise to victories in Illinois presidential primary

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, already the presumptive nominees for America's two major political parties, have both won the 2024 Illinois presidential primary NBC News projects. Both Biden and Trump won enough scheduled delegates to earn the “presumptive nominee” label on March 12, according to NBC News projections.

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The races are still too close to call

Cook County State's Attorney

Tuesday's 2024 Illinois primary election will be one of the most closely watched races for the Democratic nomination for Cook County State's Attorney.

Foxx does not intend to seek re-election in 2024, and several candidates have jumped into the mix to try to replace him. Voters must now decide who will be the Democratic nominee: Clayton Harris III or retired Court of Appeals Judge Elaine O'Neill Burke.

Former Alt. Bob Fioretti, who launched his race for state attorney in 2020, was the only Republican on the ballot in this year's election. Andrew Charles Kopinski, representing the Libertarian Party, will also join the ballot in November.

Chicago Real Estate Transfer Tax

Chicago's proposed real estate transfer tax, referred to by some as the “mansion tax” or “Bring Chicago Home,” is at the top of the race for the 2024 Illinois primary election.

A real estate transfer tax is a tax paid on any property sold to the city. The current rate is $3.75 for every $500. If passed, the proposal would change the ratio to a progressive or graduated structure for residential and commercial on all properties with three stories.

That rate would drop to $3 for every $500 for properties sold for less than $1 million. For sales over $1 million, the increase is $10 for every $500 in price between $1 million and $1.5 million. For properties over $1.5 million, the tax is $15 for every $500 in value over $1.5 million.

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Revenue from the tax increase would be dedicated to efforts to combat homelessness.

Rep. Mike Post vs. Darren Bailey in the 12th District

In one of the high-profile Republican congressional races in Illinois, incumbent Rep. Mike Post faces former Illinois gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey in the 12th District.

Post, who was first elected to Congress in 2014, has received some high-profile endorsements from the Republican Party, including the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, who easily won the Illinois presidential primary on Tuesday night. The election marks the first time Post has faced a primary challenger since 2018, when Preston Nelson ran against him.

Bailey's campaign focused heavily on Second Amendment issues and her push against abortion access. He also emphasized greater investment in energy independence and border security.

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