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

New Computers At Chicago Polling Places To Speed Up Voting Process

Coming Tuesday at all 2,000 plus Chicago polling places will be a notebook computer that’s replacing the election judges’ phone book size listing of ballot applications, reports WBBM John Cody.

03/12/2014

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

Early Voting Begins Monday For Illinois Primary

The Chicago elections board says in the city, early voting will take place at 51 sites.

03/02/2014

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

In Illinois, 17-Year-Olds Allowed To Register To Vote

For the first time in Illinois history, 17-year-olds are allowed to register to vote – and hundreds in Chicago have registered so far.

02/17/2014

The Cook County Administration Building (CBS)

Candidates Begin Filing Nomination Petitions For 2014 Primaries

The weather’s cold, but the political season is starting to heat up. Monday is the first day candidates can file nomination petitions for the upcoming elections.

11/25/2013

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

Ballots

Lake County To Sue To Block New Election Law

The legislation, approved by the governor on Monday, would strip the elected county clerk of oversight of Lake County elections, and hand those duties over to a five-member commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.

07/30/2013

Several ballots supplied for the primary election in Illinois on March 20, 2012, were a fraction of an inch too big, and would not fit in vote tabulation machines. Some were cut down to size, others were put aside to be counted by hand. (Credit: CBS)

Lake County Pols Spar Over Control Of Local Elections

The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would strip the Lake County Clerk’s office of the power to supervise local elections, and hand it over to a new commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.

05/30/2013

Bill Daley, who is considering a run for governor, called life in politics 'brutal.' (CBS)

Bill Daley To Decide On Governor Run In 60 Days

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he’ll decide in the next two months if he will run for Illinois governor.

04/25/2013

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

Empty Classroom

Local School Council Elections Begin; Few Candidates At Many Schools

Local School Council elections begin Wednesday, and many schools are suffering from a lack of interested candidates.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Chicago Sun-Times

Sun-Times To Quit Making Endorsements

It’s an election year, but don’t look for the Chicago Sun-Times to tell you which candidates it favors.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

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

Indiana: Hammond Mayor Wins Reelection; Portage Mayor Ousted

The dust is settling from the elections Tuesday in Northwest Indiana, and while incumbents prevailed overall, there will also be some new faces.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

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

Napping Worker Among Problems At Polling Places

Election officials were expecting very low turnout for Tuesday’s municipal elections. After the polls had closed at 7 p.m., only a handful of problems had been reported at polling places in Chicago and the suburbs.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

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

Many Suburbs Set To Elect New Mayors

When suburban voters head to the polls tomorrow many will have a decision to make between the old and the new.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011

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

No Election Until April For Most Suburbs

Excitement over Chicago elections next week has a number of suburban voters wondering when it’s their turn to go to the polls. It won’t be for a while for most suburbs.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2011

Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias at the Billy Goat Tavern

Kirk And Giannoulias Meet For A Beer At Billy Goat

Senator-elect Mark Kirk thanked voters as they exited their trains at the Ogilvie Transportation Center.

11/03/2010

Photo Of Cook County Clerk David Orr (County Clerk Photo)

Clerk Blasts Negative Campaign Ads

Orr calls them a turnoff for voters, sees limited turnout.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2010

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jackson: Affair Not Reason To Skip Mayor’s Race

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. tells Newsradio 780 his affair with a Washington D.C. cocktail waitress was not the reason he chose not to run for mayor of Chicago.

10/28/2010

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

Early Voting Popularity Explodes

Thursday is last day to vote early before Tuesday’s election.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2010