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WTTW’s 2020 Voter Guide is your comprehensive library of resources for the General Election on November 3. Browse this platform for a snapshot of each ward’s candidates and demographics, and explainers for the key races including the U.S. Senate; Congressional districts 1 through 11, 14, and 16; Cook County Circuit Court Clerk; and Cook County State’s Attorney. You will find candidate profiles; recorded video messages* from the candidates stating their positions, searchable by race or candidate; a map of Illinois searchable by district; and links to ongoing political coverage from WTTW News. This Voter Guide was produced with help from the League of Women Voters of Cook County. Find your polling location for voting on election day.

*Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or reelected. The messages were recorded via Zoom or at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates.

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In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, a forklift operator loads absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections as preparations for the upcoming election are ongoing in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo / Gerry Broome, File)

Battleground Postal Delays Persist with Mail Voting Underway

U.S. Postal Service records show delivery delays have persisted across the country as millions of Americans are voting by mail, raising the possibility of ballots being rejected because they arrive too late. 

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

Trump, Biden Fight Over the Raging Virus, Climate and Race

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the coronavirus during the campaign's closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off.

President Donald Trump, left, at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Oct. 20, 2020; and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Michigan on Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photos by Gene J. Puskar, Carolyn Kaster)

Face to Face: Trump, Biden to Meet For Final Debate

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign.

In this May 22, 2019 file photo, Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster, File)

US Officials Call Out Iran, Russia for Election Interference

Iran is responsible for emails meant to intimidate American voters and sow unrest in multiple states, U.S. officials said Wednesday night in calling out both Tehran and Russia for activities meant to interfere in the upcoming presidential election.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (WTTW News via CNN)

Candidate Forum: Curran, Wilson Outline Visions for US Senate Seat

Sen. Dick Durbin has become one of the most powerful members of the Senate, but challengers say he is the ultimate Washington insider who’s lost sight of what’s best for Illinois. Meet two of those challengers.

Candidate Forum: Republican Ives Aims to Unseat Casten in 6th District

Republican Jeanne Ives talks about her bid to unseat freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten.

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride appears on “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (WTTW News)

Illinois Supreme Court Battle Intensifies Ahead of Nov. 3 Election

Critics of Thomas Kilbride are making the most of their once-in-a-decade chance to toss a sitting Illinois Supreme Court justice.

Candidate Forum: Campaign Veteran Oberweis Looks to Unseat Democrat Underwood in 14th District

Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis discusses his effort to unseat incumbent Rep. Lauren Underwood, a Democrat, in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District.

President Donald Trump speaks during an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

AP Explains: What’s Behind Trump’s Town Hall Answer on QAnon

QAnon followers celebrated President Trump’s response to a question during a televised town hall last week. Asked if he would completely disavow QAnon and reject its followers’ baseless beliefs, he dodged.

Horace Nowell III, left, and his father have their first in-person visit during the pandemic and show off their T-shirts. In the background is a painting the two made together. (Courtesy Horace Nowell)

Local Artist Encourages People to ‘Remember in November’ With T-Shirt Designed to Spread Voter Awareness

A father-son duo takes inspiration from major news events of 2020 to remind people how important it is to make their voices heard in the upcoming election.