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

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)

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)

“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)

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?

A polling place on the North Side of Chicago is pictured on Nov. 8, 2022. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

With just one incumbent on the ballot and four seats up for grabs, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board of Commissioners is guaranteed to welcome a raft of new faces once votes are tallied Tuesday night.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, left, and attorney Kathy Salvi appear at the WTTW candidate forum on Oct. 27, 2022. (WTTW News)

Duckworth, 54, was elected to the Senate in 2016 after serving two terms in the U.S House. Salvi, 63, is a Mundelein lawyer who has never before held elected office.

Chicago voters cast their ballots on Nov. 7, 2022. (WTTW News)

Live updating election results for Senate, Congress, Illinois governor and other local races. 

A two-page ballot and "Sharpie bleed-through" were the two biggest issues at the polls in Chicago on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2022. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Voters should receive a Ballot A and Ballot B but in roughly two dozen precincts, an unknown number of people were only handed Ballot A, officials said. The problem has been corrected.

Voters line up to cast their ballots during early voting on Nov. 7, 2022, in Chicago. (WTTW News)

Illinois voters on Tuesday will decide races ranging from who will be the next governor and secretary of state, to whether the state will amend its constitution. We break down the races. 

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The so-called “Workers’ Rights Amendment” aims to codify in the state constitution the right to form a union and collectively bargain over a host of issues. It would effectively prohibit any future anti-union legislation, like right-to-work laws.

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Latinos are the fastest growing racial and ethnic group in the U.S. electorate since the last midterm elections. A total of 34.5 million Latinos are eligible to vote, making them a crucial demographic for politicians. Latinos are also increasingly the target for disinformation campaigns. 

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, center, and Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx (l) discuss election safety measures, Nov. 4, 2022. (Chicago Police Department / Facebook)

The Chicago Police Department, Cook County State's Attorney's Office and Chicago Board of Elections are coordinating efforts to ensure the safety of voters and poll workers.

President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally in Albuquerque, N.M., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 (AP Photo / Andres Leighton)

President Biden will head to Chicago to participate in a political reception. He is heading to the Democratic stronghold amid signs that some House members representing suburban Chicago districts may be facing more competitive than expected reelection battles.

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In areas that are solidly Democratic or Republican, races were virtually decided over the summer, in the primary contest. But particularly in the suburbs, it's not always as cut and dried.

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Election Day is less than a week away and candidates are out making their final pushes. Our politics team weighs in on that story and more.

Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Nov. 2, 2022. (WTTW News)

Mayor Gary Grasso of Burr Ridge says the Republican Party needs to listen to those more moderate voices if the party is to make an impact going forward in Illinois.