WBEZ | election http://www.wbez.org/tags/election Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Indonesian Elections http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-08/indonesian-elections-110457 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP209901388978.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Wednesday, Indonesians will head to the polls to choose their next president. Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, is running against Prabowo Subianto, a former army general.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-elections/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-elections.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-elections" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Indonesian Elections" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-08/indonesian-elections-110457 Syria sets election date http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-21/syria-sets-election-date-110050 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Syria.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3rd. He called on the &quot;citizens of the Syrian Arab republic, inside and outside (the country) to exercise their right in electing a president.&quot; We&#39;ll discuss the announcement.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Syria sets election date" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-21/syria-sets-election-date-110050 Illinois primary results http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-primary-results-109879 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/RS6642_voting sign AP-scr_2.jpg" alt="" /><p><ul><li><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/rauner-wins-gop-nomination-illinois-governor-109884">Businessman Bruce Rauner wins GOP nomination for Illinois governor</a></li><li><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-gov-quinn-wins-democratic-nomination-109882" target="_blank">Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wins Democratic nomination in bid for a second term</a></li><li><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-republicans-nominate-oberweis-senate-109883" target="_blank">Jim Oberweis wins GOP primary for U.S. Senate, will face Dick Durbin</a></li></ul><p><strong>Election Results:</strong></p><table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" dir="ltr" style="table-layout:fixed;font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;border-collapse:collapse;border:1px solid #ccc"><colgroup><col width="120" /><col width="120" /><col width="120" /><col width="120" /></colgroup><tbody><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Race</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Candidate</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Votes</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Percent</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Illinois Governor</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">IL Governor (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Bill Brady</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">119,213</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">15.1%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Dan Rutherford</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">59,763</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">7.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Kirk Dillard</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">295,295</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">37.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>Bruce Rauner (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">314,457</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">39.9%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">IL Governor (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>Pat Quinn (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">301,912</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">71.8%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Tio Hardiman</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">118,449</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">28.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">U.S. Senate</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">U.S. Senate (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Douglas Truax</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">319,273</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">43.9%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>Jim Oberweis (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">407,271</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">56.1%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">U.S. House</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">3rd District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>S. Brannigan (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">17,709</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">62.7%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">D. Harris</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">10,507</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">37.3%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">4th District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">A. Eidenberg</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">4,531</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">16.5%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">J. Zavala</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">2,472</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">9%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>L. Gutierrez (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">20,402</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">74.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">8th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">M. Goel</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">9,338</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">28.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>L. Kaifesh (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">23,295</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">71.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">9th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>S. Atanus</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">14,955</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">52.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">D. Williams</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">13,603</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">47.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">11th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">C. Balkema</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 10,704</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">32.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">I. Bayne</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 1,155</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">3.5%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">B. Miller</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 8,704</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">26.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>D. Senger (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 10,835</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">37.1%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">13th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>R. Davis (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 27,773</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;54.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">M. Firsching</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 2,145</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">4.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">E. Harold</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 20,921</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">41.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">13th District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>A. Callis (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">17,279</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">58.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">G. Gollin</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">9,908</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">31.3%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">D. Green</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">4,431</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">14%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">14th District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>D. Anderson (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">4,589</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">65.4%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">J. Hosta</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">2,426</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">34.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">16th District (R)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>A. Kinzinger (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 55,781</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">78.5%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">D. Hale</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 15,319</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">21.3%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">18th District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">R. Mellon</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">5,669</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">45.7%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;"><strong>D. Miller (W)</strong></td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">6,732</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">54.3%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);">Cook County</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; background-color: white; font-size: 100%; vertical-align: bottom; overflow: hidden;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Cook County Sheriff (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Thomas Dart</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">156,821</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">69.6%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Bill Evans</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">31,924</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">14.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Sylvester Baker, Jr.</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">22,495</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 10%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Ted Palka</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">14,045</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">6.2%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Cook County Comissioner, 1st District (D)</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Richard Boykin</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">6,201</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">30.5%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Ike Carothers</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">4,451</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">21.9%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Ronald Lawless</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">751</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">3.7%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Blake Sercye</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">5,518</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">27.1%</td></tr><tr style="height:17px;"><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">&nbsp;</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; direction: ltr;">Brenda Smith</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom;">3,422</td><td style="padding: 0px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; text-align: right;">16.8%</td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-primary-results-109879 NU football star running for Congress http://www.wbez.org/news/nu-football-star-running-congress-104037 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/harris.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Former Northwestern University football star Napoleon Harris is running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.</p><p>Harris was just elected to the Illinois Senate, but he tells the <a href="http://bit.ly/UT4hRS" target="_blank">Chicago Sun-Times</a> that he&#39;s been getting overwhelming support for his plan to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat.</p><p>Harris is a Dixmoor native who was a first-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2002 and played seven seasons in the NFL. He now owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in the Chicago area.</p><p>Harris is joining what&#39;s expected to be a crowded field bidding to replace Jackson, who resigned last week &mdash; citing his ongoing treatment for bipolar disorder.</p><p>Harris praised Jackson and says he&#39;d like to continue the work he&#39;s done in Congress.</p></p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/nu-football-star-running-congress-104037 Chicago debate watch parties draw rowdy crowds http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-debate-watch-parties-draw-rowdy-crowds-103188 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Picture4_0.png" alt="" /><p><p>At the Mayne Stage theater in Rogers Park, a rowdy crowd cheered Mitt Romney, booed President Barack Obama and shouted at the moderator as they watched the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/aggressive-obama-while-romney-gives-good-he-gets-town-hall-presidential-debate-103185" target="_blank">second presidential debate</a> on a 22-foot screen.</p><p>About a hundred people gathered in the North Side neighborhood at the Chicago Republican Party&rsquo;s official debate watch party on Tuesday night.</p><p>West Avondale resident Angel Trichak said the town hall format made for a more interesting debate.</p><p>&ldquo;The debate was very dynamic,&rdquo; Trichak said. &ldquo;Both candidates were alive and I think they were very to the point. I like what each had to say about the questions that were asked and both put up a good fight.&rdquo;</p><p>Trichak said she&rsquo;s still a Romney supporter, but that Obama improved in the second debate.</p><p>&ldquo;In this debate [Obama] was much more alive and had a little more fire into his conversations,&rdquo; Trichak said.</p><div class="image-insert-image ">Adam Robinson of the Chicago Republican Party said Romney thrived in the town hall format.</div><p>&ldquo;He won because he had better ideas,&rdquo; Robinson said. &ldquo;As he&rsquo;s had in the first debate, as he&rsquo;s had in this debate, as he&rsquo;ll have in the next debate.&rdquo;</p><p>GOP leaders from around the state attended the watch party.</p><p>State Treasurer Dan Rutherford joked about the debate party location while trying to fire up the Republican crowd.</p><p>They were watching from the 49th ward - where Obama got about 90 percent of the vote in 2008.</p><p>Just down the block at the Heartland Cafe, Democrats gathered for their own watch party and organized volunteers to make calls to undecided voters in Iowa.</p><p>Meanwhile, on the South Side, more than two dozen people gathered at a diner in Hyde Park to watch Mitt Romney debate with their neighbor. President Barack Obama has strong support in the South Side neighborhood where he still owns a home.</p><p>What started off as a boisterous crowd at popular local hang out Clarke&rsquo;s, turned almost silent by the end of the evening.</p><p>Lola Flores, a Hyde Park resident and debate watcher, said she&rsquo;s still with Obama despite last week&rsquo;s poor debate performance.</p><p>&ldquo;He seemed more engaged,&quot; Flores said. &quot;I guess he heard everybody&#39;s complaint.&rdquo;</p><p>While customers listened and watched the debate on large flat screen televisions, the wait staff also paused to take in the conversation and at times quietly cheered when Obama seemed to make a point they agreed with.</p><p>Ernest Ledbetter, one of the patrons at Clarke&#39;s, said he&rsquo;s disappointed in some of Obama&rsquo;s past policies, but hasn&rsquo;t given up on him yet.</p><p>&quot;I don&rsquo;t agree with everything that he&rsquo;s done, however I don&#39;t think four years is a fair enough survey of what he can do,&quot; Ledbetter said. &quot;I think the first four years was more so damage control and cleanup and the next four years can be a good evaluation of who he is as a president.&quot;</p></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 01:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-debate-watch-parties-draw-rowdy-crowds-103188 Senegal hailed as shining example of democracy following elections http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-27/senegal-hailed-shining-example-democracy-following-elections-97657 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-27/AP120325080600.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Senegal’s democracy is holding steady. <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/03/201232651851622643.html" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Macky Sall</a> won a clear victory in the Senegalese presidential elections over the weekend. He defeated longtime leader <a href="http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/633754/Abdoulaye-Wade" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Abdoulaye Wade</a>. Wade’s bid for a third term -- which would defy the two term limit -- had sparked violence and protest throughout the country. Many Senegalese feared he wouldn't leave power, but Wade conceded defeat several hours after the ballots had been counted. <em>Worldview </em>talks with Columbia professor <a href="http://www.columbia.edu/cu/french/department/fac_bios/diagne.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Souleymane Bachir Diagne</a> about what the new presidency means for Senegal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-27/senegal-hailed-shining-example-democracy-following-elections-97657 Senegalese head to the polls this weekend amid growing protest http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-24/senegalese-head-polls-weekend-amid-growing-protest-96719 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-24/AP120223120870.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>There is mounting anger in the streets of Senegal ahead of this Sunday’s elections. &nbsp;Voters are angry that President Abdoulaye Wade is seeking a third term. They say it violates the constitution, but a court appointed by Wade agreed with the president.&nbsp; <em>Worldview</em> takes a look at the election issues and the candidates, which include a world music star, with <a href="http://www.mville.edu/mymville/faculty-aamp-staff/profiles/full-time-faculty/mbodj-mohamed.html" target="_blank">Mohamed Mbodj</a>, professor of history at Manhattanville College.</p></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:28:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-24/senegalese-head-polls-weekend-amid-growing-protest-96719 Chicago, Cook County must offer ballots in a new language, but which one? http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-cook-county-must-offer-ballots-new-language-which-one-94116 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-November/2011-11-16/forOdette.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Election officials in Cook County and the city of Chicago are rushing to comply with the latest elections-related mandate from the U.S. Department of Justice: to provide bilingual assistance to Asian Indians in time for the 2012 election.</p><p>“We need to get moving and get this process rolling,” said Kelly Bateman, Assistant Executive Director of the Chicago Board of Elections.&nbsp;“The election’s March 20, so you go back a good six weeks before the election, if not more,” added Bateman, referring to the Republican primary voting date in Illinois.</p><p>Bateman and her counterparts at the Cook County Clerk’s office have just a few weeks to translate all written materials and publicity pieces for the election. They also need to find bilingual poll workers and interpreters for election day to assist Indian immigrants who are registered voters. This assistance is currently available to Spanish-speaking and Chinese-speaking minorities, which qualify under <a href="http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/sec_203/activ_203.php">Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act</a>.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.census.gov/rdo/pdf/PrescribedFlowFor203Determinations.pdf">federal formula</a> to determine which language groups get bilingual assistance depends on the number of voting age citizens with limited English proficiency, and the portion with less than a fifth-grade education. Until this year, the U.S. Census Bureau considered the data every ten years. Going forward, the determinations will be made every five years, based on data from the <a href="http://www.census.gov/acs/www/">American Community Survey</a>.</p><p>Bateman says her office is well-versed in providing this assistance, but accommodating Indian Americans may present some different challenges. “There could be 50-plus different types of languages or dialects in the Asian Indian language,” said Bateman. “So we need to narrow it down to one language that is recognizable and understandable by the community.”</p><p>The three most common languages spoken for Indians in Cook County are Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati, but there are dozens more, including Tamil, Punjabi, and Telugu, to name a few. And they’re not all united by a common written script, as with Chinese. So Bateman and officials with the election office in Cook County are getting knee-deep into the data to learn which precincts Indian Americans live in and which languages they speak.</p><p>Bateman says even though the written materials will only be translated into one language, poll workers and interpreters can help with others.</p><p>Bateman’s office and the Cook County Clerk’s office were surprised that Indian-Americans were the next group to qualify for language assistance. Based on numbers from the 2000 population survey, they expected Korean to be the next language.</p><p>“People can see that influx of Korean-Americans. If you go to Glenview and Northbrook, and also the Niles area, a lot of Korean businesses are booming in that area,” said Sik Sohn, Executive Director of the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center. “So that’s why I think that we expected that the Korean language would be added.”</p><p>Sohn is happy for his Indian-American counterparts, but he’s disappointed that Korean-Americans did not qualify for bilingual voting assistance. Sohn wants to see the latest data, and says based on that, he might appeal.</p><p>South Asian organizers say language access will overcome an important barrier that many Indian immigrants face when voting. But Chirayu Patel said there’s a bigger obstacle. “I think there was a lack of connection in terms of my voting, how does that affect the issues that I’m facing?”</p><p>Patel registered South Asian voters on Chicago’s far North Side for the 2006 midterm elections. He said many of them cared more about politics in India than what was happening in their congressional district.</p><p>“I think the biggest thing that we did was make that connection in terms of why voting, even if it’s at the local level, why that matters in terms of addressing the issues that you have,” Patel said.</p><p>Patel says it’s great that the feds are giving Indian-Americans a better chance to voice their opinions at the polls. The question is, will they use it?</p></p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/chicago-cook-county-must-offer-ballots-new-language-which-one-94116 Tunisian politics re-shuffle as country heads to first post-revolution election in the fall http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-08/tunisian-politics-re-shuffle-country-heads-first-post-revolution-electio <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-08/tunisia1.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>The Tunisian uprising jump-started protests throughout the Middle East. Elections scheduled for this month were postponed until October. The political reshuffling of the country's various political parties are split along Islamist and more secular lines. <a href="http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/people/p334.html" target="_blank">Malika Zeghal</a>, French-born Tunisian and professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life at Harvard University, just returned from Tunisia. She joins us for a discussion on the post-revolution future of the country.</p></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-08/tunisian-politics-re-shuffle-country-heads-first-post-revolution-electio GOP finds itself at a 'pivot point' over Afghanistan http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-06-23/gop-finds-itself-pivot-point-over-afghanistan-88229 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/npr_story/photo/2011-June/2011-06-23/Afghanistan troops_AP_Bebeto Matthews.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Not so long ago, when the question was war, the response on Capitol Hill was an automatic blank check.</p><p>A largely compliant Congress, and presidents and politicians who were fearful of looking "weak on defense" or "unpatriotic," rubber-stamped massive military spending.</p><p>Funny how 10 years, two $1 trillion-and-counting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a budding military engagement in Libya, and a nation mired in unsustainable spending and debt can change what was once a military imperative.</p><p>Americans' growing alarm over the $100 billion annual cost of the Afghanistan conflict while the economy struggles at home has kept President Obama in hot water with his base as he launches his 2012 re-election effort.</p><p>More strikingly, it has increasingly tied Republicans in knots over how or whether to recast their traditionally hawkish stance in the face of overwhelming public sentiment against continued involvement in Afghanistan.</p><p>U.S. combat forces left Iraq last year; about 47,000 American troops remain. A security agreement calls for them to be out by the end of the year, but that's being reconsidered.</p><p>President Obama's speech Wednesday night outlining a troop drawdown in Afghanistan that his advisers characterized as within the zone of what his military leadership had recommended can't have made the GOP's war and foreign policy calculations easier.</p><p>"Republicans are in a transitional phase in the rank and file," said Carroll Doherty of the Pew Research Center. "Their [foreign policy] views are being formulated right now."</p><p>A Pew survey released this week showed that the percentage of Americans who favoring withdrawal from Afghanistan "as soon as possible" has reached the highest level in the decade-long war: 56 percent.</p><p>And support among conservative Republicans for Bush-style interventionist policy has plummeted.</p><p>"Obviously, America's fiscal situation and deficit are on the minds of everyone right now," said Richard Fontaine at the Center for a New American Security. "There's a new factor in thinking about these wars that wasn't there during the Iraq deliberations when money was not a driving factor."</p><p><strong>Hawk or Dove?</strong></p><p>When the president announced Wednesday that he would draw down 33,000 troops in Afghanistan by next summer and continue bringing home the 68,000 still there by 2014, he also noted the cost of war.</p><p>It's time, he said, "to focus on nation-building here at home."</p><p>It seemed an intentional tweak of Republicans, who have begun defending their once-robust and now flagging support for a continued military presence in Afghanistan as a growing discomfort with, yes, "nation-building" overseas.</p><p>Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, considered the current frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination, said in a recent debate that "it's time for us to bring our troops home as soon as we possibly can."</p><p>"Only the Afghanis can win Afghanistan's independence from the Taliban," he said.</p><p>Fellow candidate Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has said that she's "tired of Afghanistan and Iraq, too. Let's get them out as quickly as we can."</p><p>Those views have been harshly criticized by other Republicans, most notably Arizona Sen. John McCain and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.</p><p>Graham asserted that tacking to Obama's "left on Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq" is no path to the GOP nomination. McCain, the party's 2008 presidential nominee, pondered "what Ronald Reagan would be saying today."</p><p>While rank-and-file Republicans may still largely assert that peace is accomplished through military strength, surveys have suggested that they believe the cost of war is a problem.</p><p>A recent Pew poll found that Americans cited war costs as the biggest factor in the nation's rising debt level — bigger than domestic spending or the effects of the Bush-era tax cuts.</p><p>"This idea of the cost of military intervention overseas is hitting home, and not just for Democrats and independents, but Republicans as well," said the Pew Center's Doherty. The number of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party Republicans and say they support withdrawal of troops as soon as possible from Afghanistan has doubled over the past year, to 42 percent from 21 percent, he says.</p><p><strong>Public Opinion</strong></p><p>Obama's advisers insisted Wednesday in a call with reporters that public opinion "really doesn't play a role" in the president's war calculations. However, they added that the president looks at a range of things, including objectives and "resources," and the cost to the American taxpayer.</p><p>Obama is certainly aware, they said, that Americans want a "responsible end to these wars."</p><p>This is, they said, a "pivot point."</p><p>A recent <em>Washington Post</em> opinion piece with the headline "Republicans for retreat?" suggested that it's clearly a pivot point for the GOP, too.</p><p>It raises the question of how or whether Obama, in the coming election year, will have to protect his right flank on the issue of war after the recent killing of al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden and the promised drawdown of surge troops overseas.</p><p>The financial "win" of Obama's withdrawal plan for Afghanistan this year, however, is not yet clear.</p><p>Say you save $10 billion if the military withdraws 10,000 troops this year — the savings likely won't come until next year and "you're still north of the $100 billion a year cost for the war," said Fontaine of the Center for New American Security.</p><p>"I don't know if that's going to feel like a major reduction for people who are watching this and for whom the financial side of this is a big driver," he said.</p><p>The question that will likely play out in coming months is whether Republicans who have made spending and debt the centerpiece of their case against Obama's re-election will be willing or able to make a case that his war policy is too expensive.</p><p>It's a risk that at least some in the party seem ready to take. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. <img src="http://metrics.npr.org/b/ss/nprapidev/5/1308830229?&gn=GOP+Finds+Itself+At+A+%27Pivot+Point%27+Over+Afghanistan&ev=event2&ch=1014&h1=Afghanistan,Politics,U.S.,Home+Page+Top+Stories,News&c3=D%3Dgn&v3=D%3Dgn&c4=137362007&c7=1014&v7=D%3Dc7&c18=1014&v18=D%3Dc18&c19=20110623&v19=D%3Dc19&c20=1&v20=D%3Dc20&c45=MDA0OTc2MjAwMDEyNjk0NDE4OTI2NmUwNQ001"/></div></p></p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 06:49:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-06-23/gop-finds-itself-pivot-point-over-afghanistan-88229