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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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges state lawmakers to approve legislation allowing the city to install speed cameras. (Credit: CBS)

City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel’s First Budget

The Chicago City Council has voted unanimously to adopt Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget, which both he and many aldermen said represented a compromise on a number of tough issues in its final form.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Just One More Day Until Vote On Mayor Emanuel’s Budget

Just one more day remains before the City Council votes on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget proposal.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Set To Vote On Contentious Budget Plan

The Chicago Transit Authority board is expected to vote Tuesday to approve a budget that holds the line on fares and service for six months — but cold pack a punch down the line.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Board Approves Steep Fare Increase

The Metra board has approved the largest fare increase in the agency’s history.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Tollway

Tollway Budget Passage Delayed Due To Mistake By Quinn

It took two tries before the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board managed to legally approve its 2012 budget.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Vote For Chicago’s Christmas Tree

Three finalists have been chosen in the competition for Chicago’s official Christmas tree.

10/17/2011

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