What You Need To Know About Voting By Mail In IllinoisWith concerns about voting at crowded polling places on Election Day in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, 1.82 million voters in Illinois already have requested to vote by mail in the 2020 presidential election.
Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting To Get Paid For Work During March Primary; 'There's Got To Be A Way To Solve This'“I do it for the money, but also believe in democracy,” said Susan Rohde, who has fulfilled her civic duty for more than a decade as an election judge.
Coronavirus In Illinois: Cook County Facing Shortage Of Election Judges For Tuesday's PrimaryTo become an election judge, you must be a registered voter, but the county is waiving the normal training requirements. Election judges also are paid $150 for the day.
Hearing Officer Rejects Challenge To Kim Foxx's Nominating Petitions, Recommends She Stay On Ballot For State's AttorneyA Cook County hearing officer determined Foxx gathered 3,362 more valid signatures than required to get on the ballot for Cook County State's Attorney.
Court Clerk's Office Says Animal Abuser Registry Unused Because It Did Not Know About The Ordinance Requiring ItThe Cook County animal abuser registry has gone unused for its years of existence because the court clerk's office didn't know it existed, officials say.
Coin Flip To Decide Winner Of Election In Chicago SuburbA coin flip last decided a Cook County election in 2013 for Stickney trustee.
Millennials Help Push Midterm Turnout In Chicago To Highest Level In 32 YearsOverall, 56 percent of registered voters in Chicago cast a ballot in the election, either in person on Election Day, during early voting, or by mail.
Cook County Needs Election Judges, Equipment ManagersThe biggest need is for bilingual workers. 
Veteran Clerk Closes Book On Annual First Wedding TraditionCook County's first wedding of the New Year was also the last performed by County Clerk David Orr.
Couple Braves Arctic Chill To Get Cook County's First Marriage Of 2018Brian Wildeman and Susie Fogle showed up at the Cook County Clerk's office at 4 a.m., despite wind chills well below zero, to make sure no one beat them to the first marriage license of 2018.
Few Reports Of Problems In Chicago Area In Early Hours Of Election DayDespite a massive turnout in Chicago and the Cook County suburbs on Election Day, officials have reported only a few problems at polling places on Tuesday.