A couple of weeks ago, WBEZ polled its audience to figure out whether they're blindly heading into the voting booth without a care in the world, or whether they actually pay attention to who is running for particular offices in federal, state and local elections.
Justices on the Illinois Supreme Court say they'll stop using their recall power to reappoint Cook County judges who have lost their elections.A court spokesman tells the Chicago Tribune that the justices reached that decision privately months ago.The Tribune reported Friday that t
A bill Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed aims to limit the chaotic nature of judicial candidate filings in Cook County.Under the new law (Senate Bill 1586), candidates for judge will no longer be allowed to file for multiple races.
Among the long list of elected officials Illinois voters will be asked to select this year are the judges. Yeah – we know – many of you skip over this part of the ballot. But there are good reasons not to do that.
Voters next week in Illinois will be asked whether they want to re-hire a bunch of judges, including 68 in Cook County.After a judge is first elected, he or she never again has to face an opponent."At the end of each term, a judge has to run essentially against himself or herself," says Ma