Daywatch: Presidential race hinges on Midwest, Pritzker’s tax amendment runs into resistance and all our post-election front pages

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Good morning, Chicago. Tuesday was Election Day, but we’re still waiting on a lot the results of the presidential race, as well as a number of local races. For live updates, visit our election results page here.

On Tuesday, Illinois public health officials reported 6,516 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. There were also 68 additional deaths reported.

Here’s more election news and other top stories you need to know to start your day.

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Election 2020 live updates: As votes still being counted, Trump vows to take election to Supreme Court; Biden tells supporters to ‘keep the faith’

President Donald Trump carried Florida, the nation’s most prized battleground state, and he and Democrat Joe Biden focused early Wednesday on the three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.

In U.S. Senate, Republicans beat back Democratic challengers in bid to retain power.

Democrats keep control of U.S. House but expectations of big gains fall short.

Illinois graduated income tax amendment runs into resistance in big bucks battle of billionaires Pritzker, Griffin

Illinois voters on Tuesday got their say on a far-reaching ballot question about the future of the state income tax following millions of dollars in TV ads bankrolled by battling billionaires Gov. J.B. Pritzker and hedge fund owner Ken Griffin.

Democratic Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx fends off Republican former Judge Pat O’Brien

Democratic Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx beat Republican challenger Pat O’Brien on Tuesday night, winning four more years to continue enacting her criminal justice reform agenda.

Flanked by her family, Foxx took the stage at a small event at a downtown hotel about 10:45 p.m., after O’Brien conceded at the end of a race that focused on whether the incumbent had made needed changes to a broken system or fueled crime.

Speaker Madigan dealt blow as Democratic Illinois Supreme Court Justice concedes defeat in retention bid

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was dealt a blow Tuesday as Democratic Illinois Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride conceded defeat following a record-smashing, big-dollar fight against a pair of billionaires who wanted to unseat him.

Here’s a look at the Tribune’s post-Election Day front pages over the years, including that infamous ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ page

Here’s what readers awoke to see on the front page of the Chicago Tribune following each presidential election from 1920 through 2020, including today’s paper with its inconclusive results.

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