Some Polling Places Are Offering Meals

February 5, 2008

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Illinois polls close in an hour. And some polling places are serving up meal deals along with ballots.

That's the sound of steak cuts on the grill at Huaraches restaurant in Albany Park on Chicago's Northwest side. It's doubling as a polling place today.

Linda Chia is an election judge. She thinks this year's polling location is better than some she's served at in the past.

CHIA: The last one was down the street in the autobody shop. So this is a move up because you could smell the oil and the fumes. So this is much much better with food right around the corner.

A Huaraches waitress says today feels like Sunday, one of the restaurant's busiest days of the week. She says she expects the election day business to bring in some extra dollars.