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Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Bill To Allow Residents Who Moved To Register On Election Day

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law that makes it easier for many Illinois residents to vote, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/01/2014

Illinois Voters Go To The Polls (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cold Weather Could Have Impact On Election Day

Tomorrow is election day, and for some candidates weather has played a role in how they could go about getting their messages out, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

03/17/2014

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

No Elections In Illinois This Fall

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Vootz says every off election year she gets hundreds of calls about why the polls are closed.

10/15/2013

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

Urlacher Brother Wins Race For Mettawa Mayor

Brian Urlacher might still be looking for a new job, but his younger brother just found one.

04/09/2013

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots.(Credit: CBS)

Lists Detailing Voter History Mailed To Residents Of South Suburb

On election day, CBS 2’s Mai Martinez found some voters in Frankfort, IL who say someone is trying to shame them into voting.

04/09/2013

Wendy Casey. (Credit: CBS)

Mother, Son Square Off In South Suburban Mayoral Election

There are not a lot of big names getting voters excited but the race for mayor in south suburban Dixmoor has an interesting twist worth noting.

04/09/2013

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Letter Sent To South Suburban Residents Reveals Non-Voters

A letter that went out to some people in the southwest suburbs ahead of today’s elections has sparked outrage from local residents and officials.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013

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Fire Closes Chicago Heights Polling Station

A polling place in Lincoln Heights was forced to close because of a nearby fire, according to a release from the Cook County Clerk’s office.

02/26/2013

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: Black Voters Deserve A Return On Election ‘Investment’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday said that President Obama’s reelection was “a great victory,” but that it would be incomplete with a reconstruction of urban America and an investment in the communities where the blacks who voted overwhelmingly for the president live.

11/10/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

Election Day 2012: Constant Coverage

Election Day 2012 coverage updated continuously throughout the day and night.

11/07/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election

Today, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.

11/07/2012

Mitt and Ann Romney cast their ballots (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: On Election Day Romney Keeping His Mind On The Business-At-Hand

Obama plays basketball and Romney campaigns on Election Day

11/06/2012

Lines were long at Truman College, where some voters had trouble finding their correct precinct. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

2 Election Judges Removed For Being Drunk, Another For Being Disruptive

A few election judges in Chicago had to be removed from their polling places today.

11/06/2012

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

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

Early voting in Ohio (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: On Election Eve Major Concerns About Disenfranchisement

From Florida and Ohio early vote disasters with long lines to power outages in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York there are doubts that some people will have the opportunity to participate in this election.

11/05/2012

President Obama makes calls to volunteers during a stop at his Hyde Park campaign field office.  (Credit: Obama Campaign via Twitter)

President Obama Spends Election Day In Chicago

President Obama has arrived in Chicago, to once again spend Election Day in his hometown.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: President Obama Says Vote For Revenge

On Friday, President Barack Obama told his supporters at a campaign rally – inside a public high school, no less – to vote for revenge!

11/05/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obamacare Should Win It For Mitt Romney

If you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.

11/02/2012

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