Officials Discouraged By Very Low Turnout In Suburban ElectionsIf you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.
"I Voted" Stickers A Thing Of The Past In Lake CountyWhile voters in most suburban counties will receive an "I Voted" sticker in exchange for their completed ballot Tuesday, Lake County voters haven't had the option to receive the coveted sticker in years.
Teachers Union On Runoff In Mayor's Race: 'A Beautiful Day For Democracy'Among the first to back Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his bid for mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday was taking a brief moment to enjoy Garcia’s success in forcing a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Most Voters Want Elected School Board In ChicagoVoters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.
Voting Hours Extended At Four PrecinctsVoting hours at four precints will be extended until 8 p.m. according to the Chicago Election Board.
Board Of Elections: No Proof Fraud Took Place At 5th Ward Polling Place Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there's not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.
Some Suburbs Also Holding Elections On TuesdayIn southwest suburban Homer Glen, five candidates are running for village president, five candidates are running for village clerk, and 13 candidates are running for three trustee seats. All 23 candidates are write-in candidates.
Election Day Is Here; Will Emanuel Avoid A Runoff?The campaigning is over, it’s decision day, and the polls are open. Voters now have a chance to choose whether they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stay in office, and who they want to represent their ward on the City Council.
Mayoral Candidates Throw Themselves Into The Home StretchMayor Emanuel and his four challengers are not holding anything back, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Early Voting Ends Saturday; Officials Remind Voters No Do-OversChicago election officials were urging voters to get it right the first time if they take advantage of early voting in the upcoming city elections, because there are no do-overs.
With Treasurer's Race Tightening, Cross Campaign Claims Possible Vote FraudA week after Election Day, the race for Illinois State Treasurer is growing extremely tight, with the two leading candidates separated by just a few hundred votes. Now, charges of vote fraud have started to fly.
Due To Judge Shortage, Glitches, Last Chicago Ballot Cast At 3 A.M.At Welles Park, there were 50 people still in line at 2 a.m., having waited at least seven hours to cast their ballots. At one point, the gym was transformed into a makeshift holding area to accommodate waiting voters.