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, January 28, 2013
South Suburban residents have only one more day to register to vote in the upcoming special 2nd District congressional primary. Patch is here to help make it easy for you.
If you want to be part of the Feb. 26, 2013 special primary election and help determine which Democrat and Republican candidates will vie for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s former seat, the time to register is ticking away. The Cook County Clerk is reminding Southland residents that tomorrow, Jan. 29 is the last day to register to vote. The good news is, you can register online in just a few minutes. GO TO THE ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION If you happen to miss tomorrow’s deadline but still want to vote, residents can visit the Cook County Clerk’s downtown office (69 W. Washington St., Fifth Floor, Chicago) between Jan. 30 and Feb. 23 to registering and vote immediately on location. Join Patch with a user account: Join the discussion on …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Second Congressional Candidate Marcus Lewis says leaked audio of a Matteson pastor’s sermon is evidence that the current congressman is campaigning through religious figures, and that this particular church’s tax-exempt status should be in question.
This article was updated at 11:55 a.m. on Oct. 31, 2012 to include information about the 501(c)(3) tax exemption. Controversy erupted on the Patch comment boards Tuesday when we released an audio recording of Matteson Rev. Andrew Singleton Jr. vocalizing his support for the re-election of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The recording now has independent opponent Marcus Lewis contending that the pastor’s speech may be in a violation of the law and that Jackson is using religious authorities as a sneaky campaign trick. "He's campaigning across the pulpit," Lewis said. "His church can and should lose its tax-exempt status because of that." In the recording, Singleton tells his congregation at Victory Apostolic Church he continues to support …