Julie Hamos, who has long represented Evanston in the state legislature, lost a close race in the Democratic primary for the open 10th Congressional District seat.
Hamos achieved a narrow lead in Cook County precincts, but lost to Dan Seals based on his larger lead in Lake County. With all precincts reporting the unofficial vote totals were 25,275 for Seals to 24,292 for Hamos and 2,811 for the third contender, Elliot Richardson..
Hamos recently moved to Wilmette to be within the district’s boundaries.
Editor’s note: We got the outcome wrong in an earlier version of this story because we neglected to include the Lake County precincts. Thanks to two alert readers, including Jim Caldwell, for pointing out the gaffe.