You may have heard that there's a presidential election coming up next month. But what other contests will be on the ballot when Evanston voters go to the polls?
Here's a quick rundown of some of the key contests.
The two staked out substantially different positions on various issues in a forum featuring questions from junior high school students in Wilmette.
Schakowsky has averaged better than 70 percent of the vote in her previous campaigns, though that margin has slipped a bit since redistricting added more conservative precincts to the district.
State House – 14th
In the 14th District, which includes a small slice of south Evanston just north of Howard Street, incumbend Democrat Kelly Cassidy is facing a challenge from independent Arthur Siegel. Cassidy has been endorsed by the Sun-Times and the Tribune.
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State House – 18th
Gabel, appointed to fill a vacancy after narrowly winning a five-way Democratic primary in 2010, has only faced a Republican challenger once before, in 2012, when she won with 63 percent of the vote.
Voters will also be facing decisions about who should be the state comptroller and several contests for county-wide offices as well as Metropolitan Water Reclamation District positions and numerous judicial offices.
You can find details about who will be on your ballot at the Cook County Clerk's website.
Early voting starts at the Evanston City Clerk's office and other locations on Oct. 24. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.