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More 2012: Close in Alabama and Illinois, per new polls

ALABAMA: Gingrich leads 21%-20% over Romney in an Alabama State poll. Santorum gets 17%, the Montgomery Advertiser writes.

In Alabama, front pages the day before the primary are less about candidates and more about process. (Birmingham News, Montgomery Advertiser, Huntsville Times.)

FLORIDA: Former Rep. Alan Grayson, running again this year, ran a red light and slammed into a city bus in Orlando with his Mercedes Benz, a local NBC affiliate reports.

ILLINOIS: Romney leads 35%-31% in a Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll. Gingrich is at 12%, Paul 7%. And like with other polls, nearly half say they could change their mind.

MISSISSIPPI: Voters in Jackson, Miss., are waking up to favorable front-page coverage for Gingrich.