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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

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

Ballots

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

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