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.


Mitt Romney

Caliendo: Romney Will Likely Be Nominated, But No Dropouts Coming Yet

Mitt Romney had a clean sweep Tuesday, handily winning the Republican primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. celebrates his victory over Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday. (CBS)

Jackson Jr. Defeats Dem Rival Halvorson In 2nd District

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who faced his strongest challenge in years, defeated fellow Democrat Debbie Halvorson, in the 2nd Congressional District primary.


Polling Place

Voter Turnout Extremely Low For Illinois Primary

Turnout for Tuesday’s Illinois primary stood at a meager 15 percent as of mid afternoon.


Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney

Voters Head To Polls For Illinois Primary

Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday morning for an Illinois primary election that experts have said could be “defining” for the Republican presidential race.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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

Chicago Election Officials Hope Voters Turn Out Tuesday

Chicago election officials say they have 500 different ballots ready to go, and they are hoping that the ballots get used in the primary Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Hopes For The Best For Primary Voter Turnout

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn says despite analysts’ predictions that Illinois will see low voter turnout Tuesday, he is hoping for the best. As WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports, early voter totals are far […]

WBBM Newsradio–03/19/2012

File Photo Of Absentee Ballots (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Illinois Residents Begin Applying For Absentee Primary Ballots

Other states have been going to the polling places and casting votes in this primary election season, and now it’s Illinois residents’ turn to start the process.

WBBM Newsradio–02/09/2012

Republican Presidential Hopeful Newt Gingrich Kicks Off Iowa Tour In Dubuque

Caliendo: Gingrich Victory In S.C. Was Referendum On Romney

Voters in South Carolina shook up the race for the Republican presidential nomination over the weekend, handing Newt Gingrich an upset victory against and delivering a setback to heretofore frontrunner Mitt Romney. Political analyst Stephen Caliendo has some thoughts.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

Mark Kirk, Donald Trump

Kirk: Trump May Struggle In GOP Primaries

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is suggesting Donald Trump would have a hard time against the rest of the Republican field once the GOP presidential primary race gets underway.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

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