With extra police and potentially hundreds of salt trucks set up to protect neighborhood and business corridors, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city is ready for Election Day, come what may.
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The Trump campaign has spent more than $20 million on a strategy to appeal to Black voters. Polls show Trump has improved narrowly with young Black voters, particularly men.
In Thursday’s marathon session, aldermen pressed Supt. David Brown about moving money away from policing, deployment strategies, and lack of progress on the federal consent decree.
The mayor now says she supports Governor Pritzker’s decision to ban indoor dining and drinking in Chicago.
The Ricketts family has been involved in politics for years. But what makes this year different?
State public health officials reported 6,363 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 56 deaths, bringing the total death toll to 9,675.
Election experts say there is no longer enough time to ensure ballots sent through the mail will be delivered in time. They’re encouraging voters to deliver their ballots by hand or vote in person.
“Save the Children” emerged from QAnon, the group of conspiracy theorists who believe Trump is secretly fighting a child trafficking ring.
Democrat Rep. Sean Casten and Republican Jeanne Ives discuss their views on the environment, the economy and more.
Reset answers your questions on voting in Illinois this last week before Election Day.