CHICAGO – If Tuesday's voting numbers are anything like the early voting numbers, Illinois could set a record for primary voting today.
Before Tuesday, more than 130,000 people already cast ballots in the city of Chicago and more than 102,000 people cast ballots in suburban Cook County. Those numbers double the previous highs set back in 2008 when President Obama was facing Hillary Clinton.
According to Cook County Clerk David Orr, most of the early voters have been over 50 years old, but they've also seen a surge in younger voters coming out in force already.
About 71 percent of the early voters chose a Democratic ballot and 29 percent Republican, which is not unusual for Cook County.