WTTW’s 2022 Voter Guide is your comprehensive library of resources for the Primary Election on June 28. You will
find candidate profiles; recorded video messages* from candidates, searchable by race or candidate; responses to
candidate questionnaires; a map of Illinois searchable by Congressional 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 at no cost to the candidates.
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New State Voter Fraud Units Finding Few Cases From Midterms
An Associated Press investigation found there was no widespread fraud in Georgia or the five other battleground states where Trump disputed his 2020 loss, and so far there is no indication of that in this year's elections. Certification of the results is going smoothly in most states, with few complaints.
State Lawmakers Have Quiet Discussions But Take No Formal Action on SAFE-T Act Revisions
It’s been two years since Illinois Democrats passed the major criminal justice law known as the SAFE-T Act, but it’s getting a lot of attention now as the bail overhaul approaches.
After Election Losses, Illinois Republicans Pick New State Senate and House Leaders
A red wave may not have materialized on Tuesday as polls predicted and the GOP had hoped, but election currents swept in changes across the top ranks of the Illinois General Assembly.
Illinois Workers’ Rights Amendment Approved by Voters: AP
Illinois’ constitution will be amended to explicitly protect unions, according to backers of the change who’ve been closely watching as mail-in ballots get added to totals from last Tuesday’s election. Outside entities and leading critics of the question say it’s too early for unions to claim victory.
Illinois GOP Taking Stock, Looking to Future After ‘Very Disappointing’ Election
Last Tuesday was instead an unmitigated disaster for the Illinois GOP — losing every race for statewide office and falling further into super-minority status in the statehouse. It’s prompted calls from within for some soul-searching.
With More People Visiting Cook County Forest Preserves, Leader Says Newly Won Tax Revenue Will Help ‘Meet Those Needs’
Nearly 70% of voters approved an additional .025% increase in property taxes, which would bring in $40 million dollars in new revenue annually to the preserves.
In Election, Support for Abortion Rights Was About Much More
Support for abortion rights did drive women to the polls in Tuesday’s elections. But for many, the issue took on higher meaning, part of an overarching concern about the future of democracy.
After Democrat Election Successes, Pritzker Takes Victory Lap Heading Into 2nd Term
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is not only the party figurehead. He’s also a billionaire, who over the past two years, has spent at least $150 million on his and other Democrats’ campaigns.
Spotlight Politics: Democrats Come Up Big in Illinois; Chicago Mayoral Race Heats Up
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a big night as Illinois Republicans scramble to rebuild. Our politics team weighs in on that story and more.
Incumbent Democrats Appear to Hold Illinois Congressional Seats, Turning Back GOP Push for Upsets
Drawn by Democrats in the General Assembly and signed into law by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the map was designed to help the party keep control of the U.S. House by sending 14 Democrats and three Republicans to Congress from Illinois. That would represent a gain of one Democratic seat — and a loss of two GOP seats.