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Gabel holds lead with most returns in

With 77 of 91 precincts reporting just before 9 p.m., Robyn Gabel had 27 percent of the vote in the five-way race for the Democratic nomination for the 18th District state house seat.

Patrick Keenan-Devlin had moved into second place with 26 percent of the vote. Eamon Kelly was third with 24 percent.

With 77 of 91 precincts reporting just before 9 p.m., Robyn Gabel had 27 percent of the vote in the five-way race for the Democratic nomination for the 18th District state house seat.

Patrick Keenan-Devlin had moved into second place with 26 percent of the vote. Eamon Kelly was third with 24 percent.

Jeff Smith was fourth with just under 12 percent, and Edmund Moran was fifth with 10 percent.

Four of nine Chicago precincts and 10 of 82 suburban precincts had yet to report results.

The 18th District includes most of Evanston and much of New Trier Township as well as a portion of the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago.

The election is to fill the seat of Julie Hamos who is running for a congressional seat this year.

Gabel, who was the last candidate to enter the race, capitalized on her endorsement by 9th District U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky.

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