Monday, February 25, 2013
The Republican and Democrat candidates vying for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat will be decided in today’s primary. We want to help you make the best decision.
Nearly 400,000 voters will be eligible to vote during today's primary election to fill the vacated seat of former 2nd District Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Do you know who you’re voting for? If not, you’re in luck. Over the past months, Patch has been keeping tabs on the 2nd District candidates at this exclusive site. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are unsure of your polling location, check the Cook County Clerk’s website to verify. You can also verify your voter eligibility on the clerk’s site. Are you prepared for the snow? The National Weather Service says we might be getting up to six inches of snow throughout the day. Make sure to keep that in mind while making your voting plans.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The announcement came at a Feb. 10 press conference at the Little Black Pearl Art Center in Chicago.
At least one 2nd District candidate had a good Sunday afternoon, as two congressmen announced their support from Robin Kelly at a press conference in Chicago. Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis added their names to a growing list of elected officials supporting Kelly. “Robin Kelly has the kind of pragmatism that you need to get results in Washington, while never compromising her beliefs like many do," Davis said. "If we are going to stop the NRA in their tracks, and make our communities safe again, Robin Kelly is the right woman for the job.” Rush and Davis echoed each other, both expressing confidence that she would support President Barack Obama in fighting gun violence. “I am honored to have the endorsement of Congressmen Rush and…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
If elected, Taylor says he'll split his congressional salary among two organizations, all in the interest of curbing youth violence in the 2nd District.
I met with Republican candidate James Taylor Sr. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, way down in Hopkins Park. I interviewed him at the office of Kankakee County Board Member John Howard. Taylor talked extensively about race and even acknowledged the possibility that he might be labeled a racist because of his beliefs. Regardless, the candidate focused heavily on the plight of young African-American males in poor communities and feels improving their situation will curb youth violence. One of Taylor's biggest concerns was the poverty-stricken municipalities of Pembroke and Hopkins Park, which he feels have been ignored. Visit James Taylor's candidate profile on Patch to watch the extended video of the interview. The District It may seem strange to call …
Monday, March 19, 2012
A preview of some of this week's upcoming events.
YOU CAN FIND MOST OF THESE EVENTS AND POST YOUR OWN ON OUR PATCH CALENDAR When/where? 7:30 p.m. at Flossmoor Village Hall Fiscal Year 2013 budget discussions and water system improvements are also on the agenda for the meeting. When/where? 10 a.m. at Homewood Public Library "Through this great discussion-oriented workshop, attendees will discover a new way to be in control of their health, and live the life they WANT to live." When/where? All day at the various local polling sites. Do you know who you're voting for? Do you even know who's on the ballot? Click the link above to go straight to Homewood-Flossmoor's Election Central page for all the info you need to make an informed decision on Tuesday (polling sites are included as well). …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
We want to make sure you've got all the infomation you need before hitting the voting booth March 20.