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  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    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 12:05...
  • Absentee ballots handy, but voting's thrill feels absent too

     Absentee ballots handy, but voting's thrill feels absent too
    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,...
  • Early voting strong in Chicago area

    Early voting strong in Chicago area
    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...
  • New polling places, unresponsive websites create confusion in Chicago

    New polling places, unresponsive websites create confusion in Chicago
    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,...
  • Covering gay rights as a beat

    Covering gay rights as a beat
    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...
  • Cook County property tax bills to come out on time

    Cook County property tax bills to come out on time
    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...
  • Attorney general backs challenges to gay marriage ban

    Attorney general backs challenges to gay marriage ban
    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...
  • Gay marriage ban unconstitutional, Cook County State's Attorney motion says

    Gay marriage ban unconstitutional, Cook County State's Attorney motion says
    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...
  • Chicago voter registration down compared with 2008, election officials say

     Chicago voter registration down compared with 2008, election officials say
    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...
  • All's fair in some suburbs as nitpicky officeholders keep candidates off ballot

    Tired of the status quo, hundreds of residents across the region rose up this winter to challenge those running their towns — not suspecting the system was stacked against them. They knocked on doors. They persuaded neighbors to sign petitions....
  • Couple in 1st Cook County wedding of year

    Couple in 1st Cook County wedding of year
    Stephen Pyo and Angela Marie McKinney got the first wedding license of 2013 in Cook County today, and then were married by Cook County Clerk David Orr in his office in Chicago. Since 1991, Orr has married the couple who obtains the first marriage license...
  • Car found in fatal hit-and-run, driver still at large

    Car found in fatal hit-and-run, driver still at large
    Police continue to search for the driver of a navy blue Volkswagen Beetle that hit and killed a leader in the Tibetan community and injured the man’s brother in law as they crossed a street in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. Tsering Dorjee had...