Absentee-Ballot Handling Got City Election Board Supervisor FiredA supervisor fired by the Chicago election board was “terminated for gross dereliction” of duty in the wake of problems with absentee ballots that were discovered as votes were being tallied in the hotly contested race for Illinois state treasurer, according to newly obtained records.
Cross Concedes Treasurer's Race To FrerichsCross released a statement Wednesday saying he called and congratulated Frerichs, a state senator from Champaign.
With Treasurer's Race Tightening, Cross Campaign Claims Possible Vote FraudA week after Election Day, the race for Illinois State Treasurer is growing extremely tight, with the two leading candidates separated by just a few hundred votes. Now, charges of vote fraud have started to fly.
Rev. Brooks Reflects On Support For Rauner, Oberweis“I’ve discovered that … when you go against the status quo, and you go against what people have been doing for years, everybody is not going to be pleased with it,” Rev. Corey Brooks said after endorsing Republican candidates Bruce Rauner, who won, and Jim Oberweis, who lost.
Durbin: Voters Want Congress To Be More ProductiveA day after he sailed to his record fourth term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was out thanking voters for their support, and urging the rest of Congress to come together to end the gridlock in Washington.
Due To Judge Shortage, Glitches, Last Chicago Ballot Cast At 3 A.M.At Welles Park, there were 50 people still in line at 2 a.m., having waited at least seven hours to cast their ballots. At one point, the gym was transformed into a makeshift holding area to accommodate waiting voters.
With Election Day Here, Candidates Make One Last Push For VotesIt all comes down to this. With just hours left to win the support of voters, the two leading candidates for governor were making their final pitches to win votes Tuesday morning, greeting potential voters face-to-face.
'Malicious' Robocalls Leave Chicago Short Of Thousands Of Election JudgesChicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said at least one precinct in all 50 wards had a problem with election judges not showing up, and the city had to enlist the help of 250 standby judges.
In Tossup Race, 10th District Candidates Stumping Up To The EndOne of the most hotly-contested Congressional races in the country has been in the 10th District of Illinois, which encompasses most of Lake County, and part of northern Cook County.
Chicago Area Voter Info: Polling Places, Sample BallotsNeed help locating your polling place or finding a sample ballot? We've got links to the information you need.
Chicago, Cook County Set Records For Early Voting“Overall, for us in suburban Cook, 169,000-plus have already voted,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said. “That’s a 53 percent increase over 2010.”
'Malicious' Robocalls Targeted 6,000 Chicago Election Judges“There is an intent to try to disrupt the orderly administration of the election,” Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said.
Prosecutors Investigating Alderman's Offer Of Prizes To VotersCook 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.
Group Gets 532,000 Signatures To End Gerrymandered DistrictsWith the help of wealthy donors and a bipartisan group of politicians, a petition to end the gerrymandering of Illinois election districts was presented Thursday, but it faces a stiff constitutional challenge that could keep the question off the November ballot.
First Day Candidates Can File Nominating Petitions Monday is the first day candidates in the upcoming elections can file nominating petitions.