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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
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Oak Park, Forest Park and River Forest residents will be choosing a representative in the 7th congressional district, 39th state Senate district and more on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Everything you need to know to make a decision about how to cast your vote can be found on Patch. The links that follow will lead you to candidate profiles and positions, news coverage and candidate blogs. There are various Cook County Board of Review seats up for election. Unsure of your precinct? Simply fill out your address on the "Voter Information" page on Cook County Clerk David Orr's website (be patient, the site will be getting a lot of traffic so it might take a minute to load). There, you can find your polling place, the sample ballot and a list of your …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Don't forget to use your voting superpower on Tuesday!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
There's still time to cast your ballot before next Tuesday - no reason needed.
You still have a few days left to cast your ballot before the general election on Nov. 6. Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 3 for early voting. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5,194 voters cast early ballots at village hall. The highest daily total was 840 on Saturday Oct. 27, according to the Cook County Board of Elections. Get breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook for more news:
Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for their first debate. We surveyed influential Illinois politicians and guests at Patch watch parties, who say the president whiffed.
Illinois Republicans said Mitt Romney "hit a home run" in the Oct. 3 presidential debate and some Democrats said President Barack Obama "looked unprepared," even if they still agree with what he said. Patch conducted a quick, unscientific poll among politically involved citizens following the debate and also surveyed residents at Patch-sponsored watch parties throughout the suburbs. Of the 19 Republicans who responded to the online survey, 16 said Romney won by a wide margin and one said he defeated Obama by a slim margin. Two Republican respondents said Obama won the debate. "I expected Obama to lecture Romney. I never expected Romney to lecture Obama," one Republican said. "Obama spent more time looking at his belly button like a …
Lourdes Duarte joined Patch at Flossmoor Station in Flossmoor for a Patch.com presidential debate viewing party Wednesday night. Mitt Romney impresses but voters say they want to see more.
Republicans, Democrats and independents joined Patch editors Wednesday night at presidential debate viewing parties throughout the Chicago area. WGN Ch. 9 stopped by one party in Flossmoor at the Flossmoor Station to take the pulse of voters. Patch hosted parties at St. Xavier University in Mount Greenwood, Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Cemeno's Restaurant in Joliet, the Kendall Grille in Yorkville and the Lemont Community Center in Lemont.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Blue survey issued by Patch, Democratic respondents said they thought President Obama did a great job, but loved President Clinton's speech more. They also said Republicans showed how "out of touch" they are.
Now that the Democratic and Republican national conventions are complete, Democrats in Illinois say they're more confident in President Obama's re-election campaign than they were last month. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Eighty-nine Democrats were surveyed, with 15 responding. About 87 percent of those surveyed said they're more confident now than they were before the conventions. But was it Barack Obama who energized them? Almost every Democrat that responded to the survey said President Bill Clinton was the highlight of the convention, even overshadowing the current president. Clinton showed that Democrats "stand for the working class and the seniors of this country…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Red survey issued by Patch, Republican respondents shared their opinions on the presidential election following the Republican National Convention.
Citing speeches by Sen. Marco Rubio, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and celebrity Clint Eastwood, 94 percent of Republicans surveyed by Patch said their party's National Convention provided the party with the momentum it needs to get the base to turn out for what is expected to be a close election. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Ninety-three Republicans were surveyed, with 30 responding. Most Republican respondents mentioned the Rubio and Ryan speeches as highlights of the convention, while one respondent said "Mitt Romney just did OK." According to Republican respondents, 53 percent said they felt more confident about Romney's chances of winning after the …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Patch surveyed local Democrats and Republicans about the impact of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's selection as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate.
Illinois Democrats and Republicans both believe the selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as Mitt Romney's running mate will energize their party's voters in the 2012 presidential election. That's the general feeling gathered from the Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Ninety-three Republicans and 89 Democrats were surveyed, though only 14 and nine replied, respectively, by the time of publication. About 77 percent of Republicans who responded said they believe the Ryan selection will galvanize Illinois Republicans, while 87 percent of Democratic respondents said the choice will bring together their voters against Ryan. Read about Ryan's visit to the Iowa State Fair on Iowa City Patch. Republicans who …