| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Polling locations are now open in suburban Cook County. Ballots feature races for state representative and the GOP primary, as well as electricity aggregation referendums …...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:36 PM
When Cook County homeowners get their property tax bills in about a week, most will owe more than last year despite continuing decreases in their …...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:09 PM
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
9:35 a.m. Mike McConnell finds out about the new trend in vacations, political tours! One group just left Ohio! He'll talk to the group leader.
12 - 3 p.m. John Williams
| Nov 5, 2012
I have seen the polling booth of the future. And it is a table at a nice restaurant with a glass of pinot grigio.
At least it was for my mother and me. We filled out our ballots over dinner last week, then sealed them in envelopes that I later mailed,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Turnout for Tuesday's election in the Chicago area should be strong, if early voting is any indication.
Illinois is not a swing state, but Cook County Clerk David Orr says voters are fired up. Orr says 20 percent of voters in suburban Cook County voted...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 5:18 PM
The Chicago elections website was non-functioning most of the day today, adding to the confusion among voters who didn't realize their polling sites had changed.
The Chicago Board of Elections website, which voters could use to check where to vote,...
| May 30, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Wednesday morning, the gay rights group Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois each filed a lawsuit against Cook County Clerk David Orr, saying the state’s ban on issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Owners of homes and businesses in Cook County can expect a mid-summer surprise: the second installment of property tax bills are expected to hit mail boxes in early July for the first time in decades.
If the bills get to the post office by July 1, it...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office has filed a notice in Cook County Circuit Court saying it will present arguments in support of two lawsuits that question the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban.
The lawsuits, filed...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 2:24 PM
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office concedes in a court filing today that the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, according to a spokeswoman.
Two recent lawsuits against Cook County Clerk David Orr claim that...
| Sep 26, 2012
The hometown buzz among young voters surrounding President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign isn't as strong this time out, if Chicago voter registration is any indication.
There are 138,000 fewer people signed up to vote in the 18-to-34-year-old group than...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Cook County commissioners have been known to yell and even curse at each other over the years, and the public now will get a chance to watch online as meetings unfold.
The proceedings have been a bit calmer under Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who...