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Election Day is Here: 2nd District Race

The Republican and Democrat candidates vying for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat will be decided in today’s primary. We want to help you make the best decision.

Nearly 400,000 voters will be eligible to vote during today's primary election to fill the vacated seat of former 2nd District Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Do you know who you’re voting for?

If not, you’re in luck. Over the past months, Patch has been keeping tabs on the 2nd District candidates at this exclusive site. 

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are unsure of your polling location, check the Cook County Clerk’s website to verify. You can also verify your voter eligibility on the clerk’s site.

Are you prepared for the snow? The National Weather Service says we might be getting up to six inches of snow throughout the day. Make sure to keep that in mind while making your voting plans. 

Dinkum February 26, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Perhaps we disagree on one point here AWW. The reason to examine any data (in this case murder statistics by gun violence) is to help us determine the "who, what and where" to dedicate limited resources (people, money, time). In the end what matters is did leaders correctly assess the problem, assign the necessary resources, and were the objectives or SMART goals met.
Arthur W. Wiggins Jr. February 26, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Maybe I am wrong but I do not think we disagree ( maybe we do). You seem to accurately and appropriately take into account actions, responses, benefactors, and suffrage. I am by no means claiming to be the almighty end to any argument.... but simple data (the best way to determine any considered action) shows us that no such issue is worth a concern (gun violence). If we were in danger of genocide by armed criminals, it would have happened long ago. 700,000 people died in the civil war, that did not wipe us out.... neither will 506 people dying in Chicago annually. Gun ownership is far more important to liberty than these concerns over .00018% of our population being murdered ( that is not even 1/2 of a percent), unfortunately the news does not focus on civic lessons as much as they do sensationalized of distortion of facts.
Dinkum February 26, 2013 at 08:35 PM
No, no disagreement on the macro level. I prefer to drill down on an issue to determine real causes. It's the only way I know IF we can change outcomes. I have no interest in gun control legislation or hearing politicians talk about it. Those who kill, or want to kill others, find ways to get weapons.
Stuart Kurtz February 26, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Juvenal, on reading the article you posted, and remembering the context, it seems to me that there are three distinct issues at stake in the Bright Star investment losses. The first is that the ratings agencies were shamefully irresponsible, and some think even culpable in their overly optimistic ratings of mortgaged backed derivatives and the like, cf., the recently DOJ lawsuit against Standard & Poor's. The second is that investments in mortgaged backed derivatives were not permitted by the business rules for the Core Plus fund, but the manager (Oppenheimer) made them anyway. Most of the culpability for this has to rest with the manager, but some should rest with Giannoulias and whoever he delegated to oversee this investment. I suspect the attention of the Illinois Treasurer was directed elsewhere (the perennial cash-flow issues of the State and pension underfunding comes to mind), but this is a reason, not an excuse. Third, there was a failure to make a timely disclosure to the investors in that fund as to the scope of the losses. This one is most definitely on Giannoulias, and it was a big part of the reason why he lost his campaign for US Senate in 2010.
Sean Christopher Harrison February 27, 2013 at 05:09 AM
50,000 voted I nailed it! Yeeeeeehaaawww! We get the government we deserve.

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