Chance the Rapper uses Twitter to rally fans for massive parade to the polls

By Nia Prater “If you’re planning on voting tomorrow, say ‘hell yeah!’” exhorted local rapper DJ OddCouple, hyping up the crowd in front of the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park Monday. A resounding “Hell yeah!” came back in response. It was dusk, and thousands jammed into the park for a get-out-the-vote rally and free […]

In Elmwood Park early voters are eager to see the election season end

I Voted! wrist bands

By David Jordan At the Elmwood Park Village Hall early voters were eager to get this election over with. The line was short and most voters were done in about 15 minutes in one of the last days of early voting. And when the election judges thought back to last year’s early voting period, they […]

Lines swell in early voting finale across Chicago

Early Voting Lines

By Christen Gall Update: The number of early voters soared to about 325,000 in Chicago On the final day of early voting on Monday, polling places were busy across Chicago, coping with long lines as the presidential election was at the top of many voters’ minds. The line for early voters in downtown Chicago wrapped […]

New early voting location draws more traffic

Early Voting

by Christen Gall Reyna Hernandez wanted to make a difference in the election by casting her vote early on the second day of the early voting period. “It felt like a really important statement and to see the numbers changing early, that’s one of the other reasons why I think voting early was important because […]

Board of Elections addresses Chinese voter issues

By Colin Mo By the tenth day of early voting for Illinois’ March 15 primary, the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community alerted Chinese voters to possible election irregularities that might compromise the community’s vote. The alert came as part of voter information guides the CBCAC distributes before each election. The alert mentioned irregularities […]