Lisa Madigan projected winner of 4th term as Attorney General

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Supporters gather at the election night headquarters for Lisa Madigan

Incumbent Attorney General Lisa Madigan appears to be the victor of the race against Paul Schimpf (R) and Ben Koyl (L), winning with about 67 percent of the vote.

WGN called the race around 8 p.m. This will be Madigan’s fourth term as Attorney General. She has captured a slightly higher percentage of the vote, compared with the 2010 election where she secured 64.7 percent. When she first ran in 2002, she only won by a margin of 3.3 percent over her opponent Joe Birkett.

“No one can compete with her,” said Charlie Cho, president of the Korean Leaders Council. “I’m very proud of my Attorney General, personally. She’s done a great job.”

Her opponent Schimpf took about 30 percent of the vote and Koyl took around 2 percent, with 1,431 of the 1,673 precints reported.

Following record-low voter turnout in Cook County for the primary election with only 16 percent of registered voters going to the polls, about 37 percent of registered voters voted in this election according to the Cook County Clerk’s Office website.

Madigan has been in office for 12 years. The key issues she says she cares about include consumer protection and homeowner rights.