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The Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) faced scrutiny after Illinois became one of 39 states hacked by the Russians in the 2016 election. ISBE said only voter rolls were hacked, and no ballots were tampered with.

The board’s IT Director Matt Emmons said Tuesday that’s why cybersecurity specialists are imperative.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he does not agree with President Trump’s initial statements on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

There are Illinois connections in Friday's indictments related to Russian hacking around the 2016 elections.