Thursday is the final day for early voting in Illinois ahead of next Tuesday's election. More than two weeks in to the early voting season, more than 120,000 Chicago and suburban Cook County voters have taken advantage of it.
Election officials stress it's hard to compare these totals to previous elections. The numbers this year are already more than double the early turnout from the last election for governor - 2006, though that was the first year Illinois had early voting. The numbers are way behind those from 2008, but that's expected given that was a presidential year.
Regardless, there are nearly 100 early voting locations across the county and they're accepting voters through tomorrow. The top neighborhood site in Chicago is a police station in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the far South Side. The busiest suburban Cook County location is in Orland Park at the village hall.
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