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Election officials: Illinois early voting breaks records

Illinois set a record for the number of voters who went to the polls ahead of Tuesday's presidential election — even before Monday, the last day of early voting.

Nearly 1.3 million people cast in-person early ballots through Sunday, surpassing turnout in previous presidential contests, according to totals released Monday by the State Board of Elections. Roughly 1 million people cast early in-person ballots in 2008, or about 18 percent of all votes, and nearly 1.2 million people did so in 2012, or roughly 22 percent.

The overall number of voters who cast ballots prior to Election Day was even higher when all types of ballots were added in — more than 1.6 million...