Romney Wins Illinois
Rick Santorum will finish second, as Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich battle for third.
Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and current frontrunner in the GOP presidential primary, went into the Prairie State contest with a commanding lead in the polls, garnering 44.5 percent of the vote, according to HuffPost Pollster. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) trailed with 30 percent, while Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), had 12.5 percent and 9 percent of the vote, respectively.