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Michael Gilbert, Contributing Editor
12:14 am CDT March 16, 2016

State Sen. Michael E. Hastings cruised to victory on the Democratic ballot in the General Primary for the 19th Senate District March 15, and with no Republican opposition looming appears headed for re-election come November.

Hastings, of Tinley Park, received 31,631 votes (81.1 percent), while McStephen O.A. “Max” Solomon received 7,369 votes (18.9 percent) with all 138 precincts reporting, according to unofficial results from the Cook County and Will County clerks’ offices.