Willard Helander


Lake County To Sue To Block New Election Law

The legislation, approved by the governor on Monday, would strip the elected county clerk of oversight of Lake County elections, and hand those duties over to a five-member commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.


Several ballots supplied for the primary election in Illinois on March 20, 2012, were a fraction of an inch too big, and would not fit in vote tabulation machines. Some were cut down to size, others were put aside to be counted by hand. (Credit: CBS)

Lake County Pols Spar Over Control Of Local Elections

The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would strip the Lake County Clerk’s office of the power to supervise local elections, and hand it over to a new commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.


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

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Early Voting Popularity Explodes

Thursday is last day to vote early before Tuesday’s election.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2010