The attack ads on TV have disappeared. Campaigns are wrapping up their operations. Pundits and columnists have already moved on to the next big thing. And political reporters like me have started catching up on their sleep.
With the intense general election for Cook County assessor, and – to a lesser extent – the one for board president, you’ve likely heard the arguments tossed around by each candidate on why they’re the better fit.
Thursday is the last day to vote early in Illinois. It's also the final day to apply for an absentee ballot in the state. Election officials in Chicago are expected to give an update on early voting turnout later Thursday.So far in suburban Cook County, more than 70,000 people have voted early.