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Hillary Clinton won the presidential race in the State of Illinois.  But may voters chose "none of the above."  

Nearly 130-thousand voters skipped the presidential category on the ballot, leaving that blank.  That's more than three times the number who sat out the presidential race 4 years earlier.   

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform compiled the numbers.  But the group can't point to one specific reason why so many voters avoided making a choice this time.   

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A judge has dismissed a claim that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz isn't eligible for the Illinois ballot because he was born in Canada.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Maureen Ward Kirby tossed the case on a technicality Tuesday.

Kirby says the suburban Chicago attorney who filed the complaint, Lawrence Joyce, failed to give a copy of it to Cruz or state electoral board members, as required by Illinois law.

Instead, Joyce served only lawyers representing Cruz and the board.

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A Democratic presidential candidate and two Republicans will stay on the Illinois ballot.

    

The State Board of Elections dismissed an objection to the candidacy of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The board ruled Republican U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz can also stay on the ballot.

Two Illinois residents raised questions about the legality of Cruz and Rubio running for president. 

One of the objectors is William Graham of Glen Ellyn. He says the senators are U.S. citizens, but they are not natural-born citizens under the law.

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At least a dozen Republicans are chasing the party's presidential nomination. But which of them will get a boost from Illinois' new, and privately wealthy, Republican governor?

During his campaign for the governor's mansion, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner kept bringing one well-known Republican in for help: New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie.

Here's Christie a year ago, stumping for Rauner in Springfield:

"Well, I'm thrilled to be back in Illinois,” Christie said. “I'm going to be back a number of times over the course of the next 55 days."