Cook County prosecutors have begun investigating a South Side alderman who admitted she made a mistake by offering rewards to her constituents if they vote in the upcoming election, no matter who they vote for.
Republican Bruce Rauner, who’s been courting black voters as he tries to unseat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn, made the promise during a meeting this week with more than 60 members of an African-American economic development group.
Nora is a female gorilla born last November to Koola, her 18-year-old mother. The name means “honor” or “light.”
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s publicist says the ailing Illinois congressman has voted by absentee ballot.
The city is already hunting down the official Christmas tree that will grace Daley Plaza, beginning around Thanksgiving.
Even though most of the polls closed 22 hours ago, thousands of votes still haven’t been counted. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the counting could take weeks.
Gov. Pat Quinn says voting “is the best way that citizens can speak the language of democracy.”