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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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Chicago voters hit the polls on primary election day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (WTTW News)

All Prepped To Vote, With Nowhere To Poll. 73 Precincts in Chicago Have No Designated Polling Place for Primary Election

As Chicagoans prepare to head to the voting booth on June 28 for Illinois’ primary election, it’s emerged that scores of precincts across the city have been left without a polling place.

(WTTW News)

Start of Early Voting in Chicago Pushed Back Due to Ballot Changes

Early voting at the Chicago Board of Elections super site was to have started May 26, but has been pushed back to May 31 after late breaking ballot changes.

Rep. Marie Newman, D-Ill., speaks with supporters at a campaign fundraiser May 9, 2022, in Chicago. The first-term Democrat is among the women members of the U.S. House of Representatives whose reelection bid grew more difficult due to the drawing of new congressional boundaries, known as redistricting. (AP Photo / Sara Burnett)

New Maps Create Challenge for Women Seeking Reelection

In Illinois, which lost a seat in redistricting because of its shrinking population, the state's two first-term female representatives — one Democrat, one Republican — were among the 18-member delegation's biggest losers in the state's remapping.

(Randy von Liski / Flickr)

New Illinois Supreme Court Districts Bring Competition

Federal judges are appointed and confirmed, something the nation has witnessed via televised hearings as the nation’s high court has gone through turnover in recent years. But Illinois elects most judges. 

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Oct. 22, 2019.

New Chicago Property Assessment Pushes Tax Burden from Homeowners to Businesses, Assessor Fritz Kaegi Says

The value of commercial properties increased 56% from 2018 to 2021, compared with 10% for single-family homes and small apartment buildings, according to the data released by the Cook County assessor’s office. That could result in a consequential change in how Cook County’s property tax burden is carved up. 

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, a candidate for governor in the Republican primary, holds a news conference on May 9, 2022. (WTTW News)

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Richard Irvin Called Donald Trump ‘Idiot,’ ‘Bigoted Racist,’ Text Messages Show

GOP gubernatorial candidate and Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin has carefully attempted to veer away from any conversation about controversial former President Donald Trump. But text messages written by Irvin in 2018 appear to show he has very strong feelings about Trump, and they are not positive.

ShawnTe Raines-Welch is running for a judge seat on the Cook County subcircuit court. (Campaign Photo)

Illinois House Speaker Gets Fellow Lawmakers to Donate More Than $200K to Wife’s Judicial Campaign

Much of judicial candidate ShawnTe Raines-Welch’s campaign cash comes thanks to the largesse of Democratic elected officials who work under the political leadership of her husband, Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch.

The dome is seen at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 5, 2021.  (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP / Getty Images)

The 4 Most Interesting Kinds of House Primaries in 2022

 Some primaries are more interesting than others; either because they offer a test of the direction of a party or they help determine how competitive a district will be in the fall or simply because of a high-profile candidate.

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, a candidate for governor in the Republican primary, holds a news conference on May 9, 2022. (WTTW News)

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Richard Irvin Slams Pritzker, Sidesteps Questions on Roe and Trump

Aurora Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin slammed Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s handling of a COVID-19 outbreak at a state-run veterans’ home during a Monday press conference – and repeatedly avoided questions about whether he voted for Donald Trump and his stance on Roe v. Wade potentially being overturned.

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin is pictured in April 2020. (WTTW News)

As Mayor, Richard Irvin and His Donors Backed Effort Giving Him More Control Over Who Appears on Aurora Ballot

Aurora Mayor and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Richard Irvin supported a successful 2018 effort to shutter the Aurora Election Commission – a move that gives him a role in deciding whether certain candidates stay on city ballots.