Trump wins Illinois: AP


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally Monday in a hangar Vienna, Ohio. | AP

Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary in Illinois, according to the Associated Press.

With 38 percent of the precincts reporting, Trump had about 40 percent of the vote, trailed by Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at 27 percent, Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 21 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 9 percent, according to unofficial totals.

Trump and Cruz had been seen at the favorites to win the state and both have courted voters here in recent days. Before appearing in Bloomington Sunday, Trump on Friday canceled a rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion when protesters massed inside the venue, leading afterward to tense standoffs with his supporters.

Cruz, who trails only Trump in delegates for the GOP nomination, made five Illinois appearances on Monday, including Springfield, Decatur, and Rockford.

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