WTTW’s 2022 Voter Guide is your comprehensive library of resources for the General Election on Nov. 8. 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; and a video explanation of how your voter gets counted. 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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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Nov.9, 2022. (WTTW News)

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to Focus on Behavioral Health, Guaranteed Income Program in Next Term

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle secured a fourth term in office, defeating Republican challenger Bob Fioretti.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, waves to supporters after addressing an election night party in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo / Gene J. Puskar)

Republicans Nudge Closer to House Win; Senate Could Hinge on Georgia Runoff

Razor-thin margins around the country left control of Congress still undetermined Wednesday, but Democrats showed surprising strength in the midterm election, topping Republicans in a series of competitive races.

South Side voters overwhelmingly supported an advisory referendum to stop cutting down trees in Jackson Park and South Shore. (Save Jackson Park / Facebook)

South Side Voters Speak Up for Trees in Jackson Park and South Shore. Is Anyone Listening?

Voters sent a message to officials by overwhelmingly supporting an advisory referendum calling on the city of Chicago to stop cutting down trees in Jackson Park and South Shore. 

(Randy von Liski / Flickr)

Democrats Rochford, O’Brien Declare Victory in Illinois Supreme Court Races

Democratic Lake County Judge Elizabeth “Liz” Rochford has declared victory in her race for the 2nd District seat on the Illinois Supreme Court, a result that would mean Democrats would maintain control of the state’s highest court.

(WTTW News)

Early Results Show Illinois Voters Appear in Favor of Workers’ Rights Constitutional Amendment Decision

If passed, the impact of the so-called “Workers Rights Amendment” would be twofold: The change would codify Illinois workers’ right to organize and bargain collectively, while simultaneously prohibiting any law from being passed that would interfere with those rights.

(WTTW News)

Illinois Democrats Show Strength in the Suburbs as General Assembly Super-Majorities Stay in Tact

Election results ensure Democrats will hold onto their super-majorities in the Illinois General Assembly. Republican House Minority Leader Jim Durkin was quick to respond to the bad night for Illinois Republicans.

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle announces the launch of the Building Healthy Communities initiative Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (WTTW News)

Preckwinkle Declares Victory, Republicans Lead Races For 2 Cook County Board Seats Democrats Hoped to Flip

With voting coming to a close in Cook County, Board President Toni Preckwinkle is vying for a fourth term in office and fellow Democrats are looking to maintain the party’s control on all countywide seats.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks the day after his re-election on Nov. 9, 2022. (Alonzo Stallings / WTTW News)

Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker Declares Victory Over Darren Bailey, Says He Will Bring ‘Happy Warrior’ Spirit to 2nd Term

Just minutes after polls closed in Illinois, the Associated Press called the race for the incumbent Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Karen Villagomez casts a ballot in Tuesday's election. (WTTW News)

After 15 Years of Waiting, DACA Recipient Casts Her First Ballot

“It was really exciting and I’m really grateful that I have the opportunity to use my voice this time around,” said Karen Villagomez, who cast her first ballot Tuesday.

Pond at Sand Ridge Nature Center, a Cook County Forest Preserve in the Calumet region. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Supporters Celebrate ‘Victory for People and Nature’ as Forest Preserve Tax Hike Appears a Winner

A proposed tax increase to benefit the Forest Preserve District of Cook County met with little opposition. Will voters respond with support at the ballot box?