With the Cook County portion of the absentee ballot count completed, challenger Joe Walsh still holds onto a slim lead over incumbent Melissa Bean by a mere 365 votes. The McHenry County absentee ballots have already been counted and are included in the current vote totals. Lake County won’t be including their absentee ballot counts until November 16th. Walsh led Bean in both of these Counties so it’s not expected that Bean will overtake him in the final tally. Absentee ballots still have time to arrive and they will be counted and included in all three Counties. Below is a chart showing how the 8th District voted.
|Chart courtesy of the Daily Herald|