While most of the focus on Tuesday was on the Chicago municipal elections, there were a few contests of note in the suburbs.
In southwest suburban Homer Glen, five candidates are running for village president, five candidates are running for village clerk, and 13 candidates are running for three trustee seats. All 23 candidates are write-in candidates.
Now that Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned his seat in Congress, Gov. Pat Quinn must set the date for an election to fill the seat. Cook County Clerk David Orr has a plan — and hopes the courts will go along.
In addition to the city of Chicago, elections are also taking place Tuesday in two Cook County suburbs and in Lake County.
Sheriffs hold onto their jobs in some close races.