OAK PARK — Tom Shallenberger brought the book “The Day of Battle” with him Tuesday morning for his election judge duties. He knew he would have plenty of time to get reading done between voters coming into Horace Mann Elementary School.
It’s Election Day. Voters will be choosing among candidates for village, library, park district, school and township boards, and, in some cases, village leaders and referendums. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
RIVER FOREST — Before River Forest trustee Mike Gibbs discovered his passion for the workings of local government, he had a long-established love for track and field.
OAK PARK In the wake of a contentious debate over the handling of Oak Park River-Forest High School’s budget surplus, 15 candidates, the largest field in recent memory, have filed to run in the April 9 election. Current board president Terry Finnegan is seeking re-election, …
If money “buys” a vote for a candidate, then ultimately the tens of millions of dollars poured into Illinois congressional races failed to pay off. Outside groups plowed $43 million into the top six U.S. House races in the Land of Lincoln on top of individual campaign spending. However, in the three top Chicago-area congressional races, those who spent the most money — or had the most spent on their behalf — lost.
CHICAGO — Democratic incumbent Danny K. Davis held a large lead and was set to retain his seat in the 7th Congressional District Tuesday.
With 577 of 593 precincts reporting, Democrat Danny Davis had 225,787 votes, versus 28,938 for Republican Rita Zak and 11,711 votes …
CHICAGO — With nearly all precincts reporting, Democratic incumbent Luis Gutierrez held a commanding lead over Republican challenger Hector Concepcion in the 4th Congressional District.
With 433 of 434 precincts reporting, Gutierrez had 129,165 votes versus Concepcion’s 26,170.
Gutierrez is in his 10th term in …
A steady and significant number of voters have turned out to polling places in Cook County, but rain this afternoon and evening could hurt voter turnout. Very few voters waited in line Tuesday but crowds were steady until after 9 a.m. when it began to …
CHICAGO — A long-time incumbent and two newcomers are campaigning for the Seventh U.S. Congressional District seat in very different ways.