Robocalls

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Chicago Election Board Manager Fired

A Chicago election official has been fired in the aftermath of a contentious election that has resulted in a criminal probe of disruptive robocalls and complaints about “irregularities” in handling ballots in the state treasurer’s race. A spokesman declined to say why the person was fired, saying it was a personnel issue.

11/14/2014

A former committee woman says election judges were told to vote Republican. (Credit: CBS)

Former Republican Committeemen Claim Election Judges Coerced Into Voting GOP

A former Republican committee woman tells 2 Investigator Pam Zekman that she was removed for objecting to the tactic.

11/05/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Wants Feds To Investigate Robocalls Made To Election Judge

Robocalls made to election judges created confusion with voters waiting in long lines from two in the afternoon, until three in the morning to cast their vote.

11/05/2014

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

‘Malicious’ Robocalls Leave Chicago Short Of Thousands Of Election Judges

Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said at least one precinct in all 50 wards had a problem with election judges not showing up, and the city had to enlist the help of 250 standby judges.

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

Illinois State Capitol

Vallas Slams Rauner For Not Proposing Budget Plan

“He’s basically taking this position of opposing the governor’s budget, without offering anything – ANYTHING – in its place,” Vallas said.

05/21/2014

(Credit: CBS)

State Moves To Crack Down On Robocalls

The State of Illinois is moving to get a handle on so-called “robocalls” that may interrupt so-many of our evening and daytime hours at home, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/26/2013

Phone

FTC Sues Robocallers Over $30 Million Scam

The Federal Trade Commission has estimated hundreds of millions of dollars are being collected by robocall scams, and it has sued five companies to stop the practice.

11/01/2012

Amundsen High School (CBS)

Robo Call Mudslinging In Local School Council Race

It’s the robo call one candidate calls character assassination.

04/19/2012

Phone

Voters: Political Robocalls Won’t Stop

A local man says he turned his phone off Monday, after literally getting political robocalls every couple minutes.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

File Photo Of Woman On Cell Phone (Getty Images)

Madigan Opposing ‘Robocall’ Legislation In Congress

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says residents might face a flood of robocalls to their cell phones if proposed legislation makes it through Washington.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011