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

Early Voting Off To Strong Start For Mayoral Runoff Election

For the second consecutive day Tuesday, Chicago election board officials said the early voting turnout was a record.

03/24/2015

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

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Chicago Could Appear On Monopoly’s Latest Board, If Enough Chicagoans Vote

Will enough people vote to secure Chicago one of the coveted spots on Monopoly’s latest board?

03/03/2015

(Photo Credit: City of Chicago)

Voters Beware: Don’t Rely On City Website To Find Your New Ward

At the beginning of 2012, the City Council approved a new ward map. Sadly, the city’s website hasn’t gotten the memo yet.

02/19/2015

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

Illinois Voter Information Set To Become Part Of National Database Next Year

Former Governor Pat Quinn signed on to join the Electronic Registration Information Center or ERIC program in 2016 along with several other states.

02/15/2015

Ladies and gentleman, allow me to introduce you to the Internet. Don't tell anyone, but it lives in my mom's basement. If you're cool, I'll let you see it, but you have to agree to go to Wendy's with me. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

The Internet May Change Drastically, Especially For Chicagoans

The FCC just passed new regulations that could drastically change America’s Internet speeds and pricing — especially for Chicago.

02/05/2015

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

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

Illinois To Allow Online Voter Registration

The Governor signed a bill this morning making registering to vote easier for Illinois residents, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

07/27/2013

Same Sex Marriage

Illinois Senate Panel OKs Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

After two days of snags in moving the issue, Sen. Heather Steans finally won committee approval by an 8-5 vote Thursday evening, sending the measure next to the floor.

01/03/2013

Galicia Malone. (Credit: Cook County Clerk's Office)

Woman In Labor Votes First, Then Heads To Hospital

The labor vote literally has been cast this morning in the south suburbs.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obamacare Should Win It For Mitt Romney

If you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.

11/02/2012

Preschool and kindergarten students voted between Percy the Rooster and Billy the Duck in an election for the school mascot at three Primrose Schools in the suburbs on Oct. 30, 2012. (Credit: Facebook)

Kindergarteners, Pre-Schoolers Get First Taste Of Election In Vote For Mascot

Today was election day for some people who won’t get to cast a ballot for president of the United States for more than a decade.

WBBM Newsradio–10/30/2012

Eun Ju Sohn.registers to vote. (Credit: CBS)

Today Is Last Day To Register To Vote

You can’t vote in the presidential election if you’re not registered. Today is the last day to do so.

10/09/2012

Chicago public school teachers and their supporters picket in front of the Chicago Public Schools headquarters. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Teachers Set To Vote On Contract

As teachers in southwest suburban Evergreen Park begin a strike, teachers in the Chicago Public Schools are ready to vote on the new contract that ended their strike last month.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

Teacher Rally

Teachers Hold Massive Rally, Prepare For Vote On Whether To End Strike

Chicago Teachers Union delegates are expected to meet Sunday afternoon and could decide whether to end a strike that kept students out of classes last week.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

State House Expels Rep. Derrick Smith

The Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

City Council Chambers

City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel’s Infrastructure Trust Plan

The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for a controversial infrastructure trust.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Speed Cameras

City Council Approves Speed Camera Plan

Leadfoots look out, speed cameras are coming to Chicago this summer.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

School Board Vote

Teachers Furious After Board Votes To Close, Overhaul Schools

The Chicago Teachers Union is slamming the School Board, after the board approved a plan to close seven public schools next year and stage “turnarounds” for 10 others.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Members of the Chicago Board of Education voted on Feb. 22, 2012, to close seven public schools and impose "turnaround" plans at 10 others, meaning the staffs of those schools will be fired and replaced, but students will stay. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago School Board Approves School Closings, Turnarounds

The Chicago Board of Education has voted to close seven public schools next school year and “turn around” 10 other schools, despite vehement objections from many parents, teachers and community members.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

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