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Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Bill To Allow Residents Who Moved To Register On Election Day

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law that makes it easier for many Illinois residents to vote, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/01/2014

A 17-year-old student votes Tuesday in the March primary at Gage Park High School. (CBS)

Some 17-Year-Olds Take Advantage Of New Voting Law

Giggles of excitement filled the halls of Gage Park High School as a group of students made history.

03/18/2014

Illinois Voters Go To The Polls (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cold Weather Could Have Impact On Election Day

Tomorrow is election day, and for some candidates weather has played a role in how they could go about getting their messages out, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

03/17/2014

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

Registration Effort Aimed At Getting Chicago High School Students To Vote

With 17-year-old’s now eligible to vote in Illinois, there’s going to be a massive registration effort in the schools ahead of the March primaries.

12/03/2013

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA

Nominee Voting Open For 40th Annual “People’s Choice Awards”

The only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music and television, “People’s Choice Awards”, has announced that voting is now open for the 40th annual award show.

10/24/2013

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

No Elections In Illinois This Fall

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Vootz says every off election year she gets hundreds of calls about why the polls are closed.

10/15/2013

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

Orr: One Vote Really Does Matter In Many Local Elections

If you think your one vote doesn’t matter, just take a look at some of this week’s election results.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots.(Credit: CBS)

Lists Detailing Voter History Mailed To Residents Of South Suburb

On election day, CBS 2’s Mai Martinez found some voters in Frankfort, IL who say someone is trying to shame them into voting.

04/09/2013

Say goodbye to a Monopoly token... (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Say “Sayonara” To One Of Monopoly’s Game Tokens

That’s right, Hasbro is updating those tiny, metal pieces you move around the board in Monopoly. This isn’t an arbitrary process, they’re asking fans to vote on which classic tokens should stay and which new tokens should win a permanent spot on the Monopoly board.

01/09/2013

Voters in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Go vote.

Now, the question is: Is the country better off than it was four years ago? Anyone – including you – can answer that question.

11/01/2012

Voters wait in line for early voting in Ohio (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Opinion: Early Voting Is Getting Ridiculous

Now, this early voting trend that is sweeping the country is getting as ridiculous as being gifted for Christmas or one’s birthday 35 days in advance. There is much “shifty” benefit for the Democrats since they’re pushing for it.

10/29/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Keystone Election Kops

Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Turzai gives away true intent of Republicans’ new voter ID laws.

07/10/2012

Polling Place

Few Problems, Few Voters Reported At Polls

It appears that if you don’t have a lot of voters, you don’t have a lot of problems.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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

Chicago Election Officials Hope Voters Turn Out Tuesday

Chicago election officials say they have 500 different ballots ready to go, and they are hoping that the ballots get used in the primary Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

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

Election Board Chairman: Interest Still Lacking In Primary

The March 20 Illinois primary election is fast approaching, and so far, the head of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says the campaign isn’t stirring much excitement among voters.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

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

Should Registering To Vote Be Made Easier?

With voter registrations still on the low side, local elections officials are debating whether it should be easier for people to register.

WBBM Newsradio–03/02/2012

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Illegal Immigrant Arrested For Voting In Grayslake

Immigration officials have arrested an illegal immigrant from the Philippines living in Grayslake on vote fraud charges.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Wisconsin State Assembly Democrats

Wisconsin Dems Who Hid Out In Illinois Can’t Vote

The Democratic senators are back and Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plan has passed, but there is more trouble brewing now in Wisconsin.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011

The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: Back To The Future Of Voting

On Nov. 5, 1985, Back to the Future’s Marty McFly journeyed to his 1955 hometown. The 2 Teachers just wish he would have also inspired the future of how we vote.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2010

Illinois Voters Go To The Polls (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

7 Suburban Precincts To Stay Open Late For Voting

A judge has ordered that seven precincts in suburban Cook County are to stay open for voting until 8 p.m. Tuesday due to opening late, according to a release from the Cook County Clerk’s office.

11/02/2010

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