Window For Early Voting Closes This WeekendThere are dozens of early voting polling places in the city and suburbs. Election officials are encouraged by what they've seen so far. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
New Computers At Chicago Polling Places To Speed Up Voting Process Coming Tuesday at all 2,000 plus Chicago polling places will be a notebook computer that's replacing the election judges' phone book size listing of ballot applications, reports WBBM John Cody.
Early Voting Begins Monday For Illinois PrimaryThe Chicago elections board says in the city, early voting will take place at 51 sites.
In Illinois, 17-Year-Olds Allowed To Register To Vote For the first time in Illinois history, 17-year-olds are allowed to register to vote - and hundreds in Chicago have registered so far.
Candidates Begin Filing Nomination Petitions For 2014 PrimariesThe weather's cold, but the political season is starting to heat up. Monday is the first day candidates can file nomination petitions for the upcoming elections.
No Elections In Illinois This FallWill County Clerk Nancy Schultz Vootz says every off election year she gets hundreds of calls about why the polls are closed.
Lake County To Sue To Block New Election LawThe 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.
Lake County Pols Spar Over Control Of Local ElectionsThe 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.
Bill Daley To Decide On Governor Run In 60 DaysFormer White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he'll decide in the next two months if he will run for Illinois governor.
Opinion: Voter ID: A Good IdeaIt has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of VotingThere are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.
Local School Council Elections Begin; Few Candidates At Many SchoolsLocal School Council elections begin Wednesday, and many schools are suffering from a lack of interested candidates.
Sun-Times To Quit Making EndorsementsIt's an election year, but don't look for the Chicago Sun-Times to tell you which candidates it favors.
Indiana: Hammond Mayor Wins Reelection; Portage Mayor OustedThe dust is settling from the elections Tuesday in Northwest Indiana, and while incumbents prevailed overall, there will also be some new faces.
Napping Worker Among Problems At Polling PlacesElection officials were expecting very low turnout for Tuesday's municipal elections. After the polls had closed at 7 p.m., only a handful of problems had been reported at polling places in Chicago and the suburbs.