Monday, February 25, 2013
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.
Monday, January 28, 2013
One of the leading candidates going into the Feb. 26 primary election, Halvorson said she would rather see the current laws improved, rather than creating new ones.
Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson took a different stance on gun control than other leading candidates in the race to represent the 2nd Congressional District, according to the Chicago Tribune. At the forum at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, many of the candidates gave their take on President Barack Obama’s call for a semiautomatic assault weapons ban. Candidates Robin Kelly and Anthony Beale supported stiffer gun control laws, but Halvorson refused to line up behind the ban. “We’ve buried far too many of our own children over the years—every day," Halvorson said, according to the Tribune. "When are we going to go after the criminals? When are we going to go after the people who buy guns for those who aren’t able to go get …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Quinn is trying to change one of the dates to avoid millions of dollars in election costs to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
The process to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will begin in February, according to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has set a special primary election for Feb. 26, the Chicago Tribune reports. Quinn ordered a subsequent special general election for March 19, which will determine who will ultimately replace Jackson for the rest of his term. The primary election occurs on the same date as the municipal primary elections. The special general election will be three weeks earlier than the actual general election because state law requires any special general election to be held within 115 days of a congressional vacancy occurring. The special general election could still be moved to April 9, as Quinn said he would work with the General Assembly …