Jim Allen

Felicidad Lage surrounded by great granddaughter Natalia Guerra, grandson Gustavo Guerra and daughter Alba Guerra at the Chicago Board of Elections. (Credit: Jim Allen.)

On 102nd Birthday, Chicago Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen, Registers To Vote

This Wednesday was a big birthday for a 102-year-old woman from the Northwest Side Belmont Gardens neighborhood.

03/18/2015

Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Downstate GOP Party Chair Resigns After Controversial Rant

The chairman of the Republican Party in Montgomery County has resigned after writing what’s been called a racist and sexist email about U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ primary challenger.

06/20/2013

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

Election Judge Told He Won’t Get Paid; Officials Say It Was A Mistake

A Northwest Side man who served as an election judge at the polls last week said he was later notified he wouldn’t be paid for his day of work, but an elections official said it’s all a misunderstanding — and a mistake.

03/26/2012

Ballots

Sandoval Claims Fraud At Polls In 21st District

Shortly before the polls closed Tuesday, State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) filed a challenge to the results in the 21st District Illinois House race, alleging fraud by election judges.

WBBM Newsradio–03/20/2012

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

Should Registering To Vote Be Made Easier?

With voter registrations still on the low side, local elections officials are debating whether it should be easier for people to register.

WBBM Newsradio–03/02/2012