The Election Was Tuesday, But Counting Ballots May Take A While

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URBANA – Tuesday was Election Day in Illinois, consolidating local elections for cities, village, townships and other governing bodies such as park, school and library boards. And on Tuesday evening, county clerks and other election authorities announced results of the voting.  But those are unofficial results, and the Champaign County Clerk’s office that it’s more […]

Governor Signs Mail Ballot, Curbside Voting Expansion Into Law

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law Friday a measure that expands vote-by-mail and curbside voting for all future elections. House Bill 1871, now law effective immediately, revises the state election code to allow election authorities to install drop box sites where voters can submit mail ballots without postage before and on Election Day. […]

Early Voting In Illinois Continues To Shatter Records

SPRINGFIELD – Amid a new surge in COVID-19 cases, voters in Illinois and across the nation are shattering records for early voting. As of Friday, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections, more than 1.8 million voters had already cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 general election. Nationally, the U.S. Elections Project at […]

Early Voting Begins In Illinois

URBANA — Early voting starts Thursday, September 24, in Illinois. Voters who wish to cast their ballots early for the November 3 election may do so at their local election office. In Champaign County, voters can cast their ballots early at the Brookens Administrative Center, 1776 E. Washington St. in Urbana, but not at the […]

To Curb COVID-19 Spread, Vote-By-Mail To Play A Bigger Role In Illinois Voting

As of last August 28, election officials in Illinois had received more than a million applications for vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3rd election. The high number was hoped for, as a new state law expands the use of mail voting as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Illinois State Board of […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 11, 2020

Officials: Beach Crowds Make It Hard To Social Distance WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Social distancing is becoming a problem at Illinois beaches as large crowds flock there during the pandemic, officials said. Visitation guidelines have been changed at some Lake County beaches to accommodate visitors, some of whom are from Chicago, where beaches remain closed. […]

News Around Illinois – May 22, 2020

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Pritzker Says No Decision Yet On Holding State Fairs This Summer SPRINGFIELD – Governor J.B. Pritzker says no decision has been made yet on whether Illinois’ two state fairs can be held safely this summer. Illinois’ two fairs are scheduled for later in the summer: August 13-23 for the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and […]