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Evanston Democrats gather to await results

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Members of the Democratic Party of Evanston are gathering this evening at Tommy Nevin's Pub on Sherman Avenue downtown to await the election results.

The mood is optimistic at this early hour with very few returns yet reported.

However in the suburban vote for Congress, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky is showing an early lead … with eight precincts reporting, Schakowsky has 69 percent of the vote counted to 31 percent for her Republican challenger, Joen McCarthy Lasonde.

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