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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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Voting at Cook County Jail Sees 40% Turnout for General Election

There is little that’s normal about the 2020 election, including the fact that this is the first election cycle in which detainees can cast ballots at Cook County Jail. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Washington. (Michael Reynolds / Pool via AP)

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

With next week’s election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies’ social media platforms.

In this Oct. 20, 2020, photo, Evelio Mancera and his daughter, Jennifer Mancera, both residents of Madison, fill out their ballots on the first day of the state’s in-person absentee voting window for the Nov. 3 election outside the city’s City-County Building Tuesday in Madison, Wis. (John Hart / Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Worst Place, Worst Time: Trump Faces Virus Spike in Midwest

As President Trump enters a frenzied final week of campaigning, he continues to hold mass rallies that often defy local public health rules. The campaign says supporters are merely exercising their First Amendment rights. 

(WTTW News)

Many Young People Stepping Up as Poll Workers for 2020 Election

A high-turnout election in the middle of a pandemic that is surging across the country presents a host of challenges. How state and local election authorities are working to fill the void.

President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed by the Senate earlier in the evening. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice in Partisan Vote

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election.

Candidate for Cook County state’s attorney Patrick O’Brien appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (WTTW News)

Candidate Forum: Former Judge O’Brien Aims to Unseat Cook County State’s Attorney Foxx

It’s one of the most contentious races on the Cook County ballot. Former Cook County judge and prosecutor Patrick O’Brien talks about his campaign to unseat Democratic incumbent Kim Foxx.

A screenshot from a campaign ad from former Cook County Judge Pat O’Brien shows a quoted phrase from Chicago police Superintendent David Brown. (Pat O’Brien for State’s Attorney / YouTube)

GOP Challenger Uses Top Cop’s Criticism of Kim Foxx in Campaign Ad

The latest television ad from the Republican challenger running for Cook County State’s Attorney uses a statement from Chicago police Superintendent David Brown to blast incumbent Kim Foxx.

(WTTW News)

US Attorney’s Office Sets Up Hotline to Report Voting Issues

With just over a week to go until Election Day, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched a hotline for residents in Chicago and the surrounding areas to report any complaints of voter fraud or intimidation.

Kamala Harris, a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, makes history by accepting the Democratic nomination for vice president. (WTTW News via CNN)

‘Stroll to the Polls’: Black Sororities Lead the Way to Get Out the Vote

The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority has fought for voting rights for more than a century. We talk with AKA member Kimberley Egonmwan about what they’re doing to get the vote out today.

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Robeson County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Lumberton, N.C. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Surging Coronavirus Colors White House Race in Closing Days

President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at weekend rallies that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic.