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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WTTW News Election Coverage
Birthday Time: Biden Turns 78, Will Be Oldest US President
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the oldest president in the nation’s history, displacing Ronald Reagan, who left the White House in 1989 when he was 77 years and 349 days old.
Joe Biden Wins Georgia, Flipping the State for Democrats
The win by Joe Biden pads his Electoral College margin of victory over President Donald Trump. Biden now has 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232.
Twitter, Facebook CEOs Vow Election Action; GOP Touts Curbs
As the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook gave assurances of vigorous action against election disinformation, Republicans at a Senate hearing Tuesday pounded the social media companies over political bias, business practices and market dominance.
Joe Walsh: ‘We Can’t Normalize’ President Trump’s Behavior
President Donald Trump has aggressively promoted misinformation and disinformation questioning the results of the election, which he lost. Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a fierce Trump critic, weighs in.
Trump Seems To Acknowledge Biden Win, But He Won’t Concede
President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Joe Biden won the White House, but made clear he would not concede and would keep trying to overturn the election result.
Violent Clashes in DC After Trump Backers’ Election Protest
After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme Court, nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators led to fistfights, at least one stabbing and more than 20 arrests.
Repudiating Trump, Officials Say Election ‘Most Secure’
Rejecting President Donald Trump’s persistent claims and complaints, a broad coalition of top government and industry officials is declaring that the Nov. 3 voting and the following count unfolded smoothly.
Underwood Defeats Oberweis As Dems Cement Gains in Suburbs
“This was a tough race under some very difficult circumstances, and I want to say thank you to my supporters, the voters, and our elections officials for their diligent work,” U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood said Thursday.
State Supreme Court Justice Kilbride Booted From the Bench
The makeup of the Illinois Supreme Court is changing, and it comes at a pivotal time. What the evolving bench means for residents.
GOP Lets Trump Fight Election For Weeks Despite Biden’s Win
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday there’s “no reason for alarm” as President Donald Trump mounts unfounded legal challenges to President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.