CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump's rivals are spending millions trying to blunt his momentum and other GOP candidates are looking to put points on the board as the race for president shifts to contests in Illinois and other big states.
The largest prizes next Tuesday are winner-take-all primaries in Ohio and Florida, where the top vote-getter will leave with 66 and 99 delegates, respectively.
Illinois awards its 69 delegates through a two-pronged vote. So Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz could pick up delegates even if Trump, who's leading statewide polls, wins Illinois' presidential preference vote.
That's bringing a flurry of campaigning to the area.
Kasich will hold town halls Wednesday in the Chicago suburbs. Cruz and Trump will deliver speeches here Friday.