Chicago Board Of Elections

Felicidad Lage surrounded by great granddaughter Natalia Guerra, grandson Gustavo Guerra and daughter Alba Guerra at the Chicago Board of Elections. (Credit: Jim Allen.)

On 102nd Birthday, Chicago Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen, Registers To Vote

This Wednesday was a big birthday for a 102-year-old woman from the Northwest Side Belmont Gardens neighborhood.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Voting Glitch Proves Costly For Chicago Woman

A voting glitch proved costly for a Chicago woman who followed her grandparents’ instructions never to miss an election, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Source: Jackson Jr. Was Talked Out Of Resigning Before Election

CBS 2 has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. planned to step down weeks ago, ostensibly for mental health reasons, but a legal source said he talked Jackson and his wife, Sandi, out of that decision to resign before the election.

CBS 2–11/08/2012

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Heavy Voter Turnout Expected In Chicago Area Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s voter turnout in and around Chicago might not be a record, but officials expect it will be substantial.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2012

Voters line up outside 69 W. Washington St. on Nov. 3, 2012, to take advantage of the last day of "grace period" voter registration and early voting. For part of the day, the line stretched for more than two blocks. (Credit: CBS)

Huge Crowd Of Voters Lines Up For Last Day Of Early Voting

As the last day of early voting winds down, a line to get into the main early voting center in downtown Chicago has been growing all day long, to the point it stretches for more than two blocks.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2012

First early voters at Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 North State Street, (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio)

Time Running Out To Vote Early

Election Day is just four days away, and you’re running out of time if you want to vote early.

CBS 2–11/02/2012

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Chicago Voter Turnout Predicted To Surpass 2008

Chicago Board of Elections Chairman Langdon Neal said Thursday that voter turnout on Election Day might be heavier than the 74 percent recorded in 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2012

Smart phone (CBS)

Chicago Area Voters Can Use Smartphones To Prepare For Election

Both the Cook County Clerk and the Chicago Board of Elections have redesigned their websites so voters can prepare for the election with their smartphones.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Election Judge Told He Won’t Get Paid; Officials Say It Was A Mistake

A Northwest Side man who served as an election judge at the polls last week said he was later notified he wouldn’t be paid for his day of work, but an elections official said it’s all a misunderstanding — and a mistake.


Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Chicago Election Officials Hope Voters Turn Out Tuesday

Chicago election officials say they have 500 different ballots ready to go, and they are hoping that the ballots get used in the primary Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Election Board Chairman: Interest Still Lacking In Primary

The March 20 Illinois primary election is fast approaching, and so far, the head of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says the campaign isn’t stirring much excitement among voters.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Chicago Voter Registration At Record Low

The number of registered voters in Chicago is at the lowest level ever recorded, officials said Monday.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

File Photo Of Absentee Ballots (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Illinois Residents Begin Applying For Absentee Primary Ballots

Other states have been going to the polling places and casting votes in this primary election season, and now it’s Illinois residents’ turn to start the process.

WBBM Newsradio–02/09/2012


Early Voting Ends Leaving ‘Hot Races’ To Come

Early voting has ended for Tuesday’s Chicago aldermanic runoffs and suburban elections.

WBBM Newsradio–03/31/2011

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins For Aldermanic Runoffs

Early voting begins today for the aldermanic runoff elections in 14 of the city’s 50 wards.

WBBM Newsradio–03/14/2011

Late Polling Place

UPDATED: Problems Arise At Polling Places

Elections officials fielded thousands of complaints as voters went to the polls in the election for mayor and City Council seats on Tuesday, though only a handful were for serious issues.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Fraud Patrols Out For Election Day

Election Day in Chicago means fraud patrols.

WBBM Newsradio–02/22/2011

(Board Of Election Commissioners)

Early Voting Locations Reopen In Chicago

Chicago’s early voting locations reopened on Friday, after virtually all of them were closed for two days due to the blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

Sylvester "Junebug" Hendricks

Homeless Man Wants Name On Ballot

A homeless man is asking a court to put his name on the Chicago election ballot.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Illinois Supreme Court Will Review Emanuel Case

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review an Illinois Appellate Court ruling that knocked Rahm Emanuel out of the race for mayor.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2011