Early voting for the gubernatorial primary election will be available Monday, March 5, through Monday, March 19, in Room G300 at the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Early voting hours are:


  • March 5-9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 12-16, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • March 19, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


  • March 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • March 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Government-issued photo ID is not required, but is helpful if any questions arise.  Voters can register to vote on site with two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.

A list of candidates is available online.

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  1. Oust MIke Madigan !
    While we can’t directly vote out Mike Madigan, we diminish his power by voting against people who contribute to his financial wealth and power structure.

    #1 on the list to get rid of is Joe Berrios – Mr. Berrios currently serves as Cook County Tax Assessor and is Chairman of Cook County Democratic Party.
    Mike Madigan has a side business as a Property Tax Appeals lawyer. Seems like a very convenient and cozy relationship to me.

    The Chicago Tribune has conducted a series of articles highlighting the inequities in Cook County Property Tax process.
    Mr. Berrios has repeatedly denied that the process is unfair. But what else would you expect him to say?

    It’s also well documented about the nepotism that has benefited the family of Joe Berrios in Cook County at the expense of tax payers.

    Bottom line – on March 20th, please vote for Fritz Kaegi for Cook County Tax Asssessor.

    #2 on the list is Jen Gong-Gershowitz – She is Mike Madigan’s appointed replacement for Laura Fine in the 17th District for State Representative.
    She has received over $50,000 from MIke Madigan and when the 1st vote is called to elect the Speaker of the House, who is she going to support?
    Hmmm – she has one choice and one choice only – 17th District voters deserve a better option.

    And fortunately, Candance Chow is running for the same seat.
    On March 20th, please vote for Candance if you are in the 17th District.
    Candance has publicly stated that she will support any viable candidate for Speaker of the House, other than Mike Madigan
    and she has demonstrated an understanding of the fiscal challenges confronting Illinois.

    If enough Representatives can get elected can get elected who aren’t beholden to Mike Madigan, there’s a chance and a growing
    chance especially given the sexual harassment issues within Madigan’s inner circle that he doesn’t get re-elected as Speaker of the House.

    March 20th; vote for Chow and Kaegi

    1. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for Mike Madigan
      The only way to “diminish” Mike Madigan’s power is to vote for a Republican or Libertarian candidate. Chow, a “progressive Democrat,” says she will fight Madigan, a progressive Democrat. I don’t think so. How can Chow fight someone controlling her party? And will she even try if elected? Probably not if she wants to get reelected.

      But if we all vote for the Republican candidate, Peter Lee, then Madigan loses control and thus his power is diminished. Simple.

      A vote for a Democrat is a vote for Mike Madigan. Period.

      1. No Madigan lover but…
        Your own ultra-conservative tea party tried to infiltrate the Republican machine in Congress not too long ago and in the White House currently, seeking to make radical changes under the general umbrella of conservatism. Didn’t work out too well for the alt-right but they gave it a shot.

      2. Party of Trump.
        As far as I am concerned the Republican Party is the Party of Trump. Until the Republicans can separate themselves from this person I will be voting a straight Democratic ticket.

        1. Be open minded
          So Illinois has $250 billion in pension debt (Moodys Investors).

          We should evaluate each candidate independent of party and vote for the best candidate that will turn Illinois around. If you think those who can’t show independence from Speaker Madigan are good for Illinois, you should vote for them. What is Speaker Madigan’s solution to our pension problem? Raising taxes sounds nice but ignores the fact that people can (thankfully) move with their feet to other better run states leaving those of us who stay with the problem of solving this problem BUILT UP BY BOTH PARTIES OVER THE LAST 3 decades under the continuous leadership of Speaker Madigan.
          Vote for the best candidate. To tar Republicans as the party of President Trump is to tar Democrats in Illinois as the party of Speaker Madigan. Then again, we could all move out of Illinois and leave the last one standing with the $250 billion pension problem.
          Did you see the article in Crain’s (February 26) about the number of college students leaving Illinois for their education? Do you think they will come back and live in Illinois? Wishful thinking.
          I heard Iowa is the most livable state in the USA (US News and World Report).

  2. Trump?
    Not voting for someone just because they have the same party affiliation as Trump is so simple minded. Voters who use critical thinking are able to analyze information objectively and make a a more reasoned judgment. Illinois is in dire straits thanks to the Democrats. Lets try something else. ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’

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