Election Day

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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.

02/25/2015

Chicago Public Schools

Most Voters Want Elected School Board In Chicago

Voters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.

02/25/2015

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

Voting Hours Extended At Four Precincts

Voting hours at four precints will be extended until 8 p.m. according to the Chicago Election Board.

02/24/2015

Ballots

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.

02/24/2015

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

Some Suburbs Also Holding Elections On Tuesday

In 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.

02/24/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

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.

02/24/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral Candidates Throw Themselves Into The Home Stretch

Mayor Emanuel and his four challengers are not holding anything back, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/20/2015

Midterms Elections Held Across The U.S.

Early Voting Ends Saturday; Officials Remind Voters No Do-Overs

Chicago 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.

02/20/2015

Ballots

With Treasurer’s Race Tightening, Cross Campaign Claims Possible Vote Fraud

A 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.

11/11/2014

Ballots

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.

11/05/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

With Election Day Here, Candidates Make One Last Push For Votes

It all comes down to this. With just hours left to win the support of voters, the two leading candidates for governor were making their final pitches to win votes Tuesday morning, greeting potential voters face-to-face.

11/04/2014

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (left) waits in line to vote at his polling place, and Republican challenger Bob Dold (right) greets voters at a Metra station in Lake Forest on Election Day. (Credit: Bob Roberts/WBBM)

In Tossup Race, 10th District Candidates Stumping Up To The End

One of the most hotly-contested Congressional races in the country has been in the 10th District of Illinois, which encompasses most of Lake County, and part of northern Cook County.

11/04/2014

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

‘Malicious’ Robocalls Targeted 6,000 Chicago Election Judges

“There is an intent to try to disrupt the orderly administration of the election,” Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said.

11/03/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Rauner Head Into Home Stretch On Eve Of Election Day

With polls showing a tight race, the two major candidates for governor of Illinois launched a whirlwind day of campaigning on Monday to fire up their voters on the eve of Election Day.

11/03/2014

President Barack Obama hugs Gov. Pat Quinn during a rally at Chicago State University on Sunday . Obama attended the event to encourage Democrats in Illinois to vote early and cast ballots for Quinn against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fires Up Democrats, Urges Early Voting For Quinn

President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.

10/20/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Rauner, Quinn Gear Up Ahead Of CBS 2 Debate

With three weeks to Election Day and just two days until the gubernatorial debate on CBS 2, both candidates for the state’s highest office are thinking about how to score points in their last face-to-face meeting.

10/12/2014

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

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