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Election 2020

Election 2020
Election 2020

Chicagoans Googled ‘Coronavirus’ And ‘Election Results’ A LOT In 2020. Here Were The Other Trends

To celebrate the end of the year, Google is also putting out a song from Chance the Rapper and the Chicago Children's Choir.

Citywide

Biden Wins And Chicagoans Celebrate With Champagne, Fireworks, Dancing In The Street: ‘Pure Joy’

"The changes that our country was going through the past four years and the hate and vitriol that was coming out of the president's mouth; everything that's happened with the pandemic and social justice — we needed a change. A major one."

Citywide

Teens Attacked After Chalking ‘Biden 2020’ In South Loop Park, Video Shows

A woman and man harassed the teens, who were babysitting, and then hit them, pulled them down and kicked them, one of the victims said.

South Loop

As Presidential Election Awaits Result, Chicagoans Push To Count Every Vote: ‘The Will Of The People Will Be Heard Today’

Chicagoans marched Downtown and on the Northwest Side on Wednesday night as part of nationwide demonstrations battling voter suppression.

Downtown

Late-Night Bar Tai’s Til 4 Survives Referendum To Ban Booze On Its Block: ‘It’s A Huge Sigh Of Relief’

A dry-precinct ballot measure that would have likely shut the 4 a.m. bar down failed to pass in Tuesday's election.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Here’s How Every Chicago Ward Voted In The 2020 Presidential Election

Biden won Chicago with more than 82 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results.

Citywide

2020 Election Could Change The Way Chicago Votes Forever After ‘Huge Success’ Of Mail-In, Early Voting

The city's focus on vote-by-mail, early voting and super sites proved to be successful, and secured drop boxes were wildly popular with voters.

Citywide

Graduated Income Tax Fails Despite Overwhelming Support From Chicagoans

The measure would have allowed for higher income tax levels for wealthier residents.

Citywide

Kim Foxx Claims Victory In Cook County State’s Attorney Race, Defeating Pat O’Brien

Foxx has been an advocate of criminal justice reform and has said she wants to create a Chicago that is more equal.

Citywide

Joe Biden Wins Illinois — But He And Trump Are Locked In A Close Battle For The Presidency

Several organizations are planning Chicago rallies for Wednesday and beyond to demand the election be decided fairly.

Citywide

Burst Pipe Shuts Down West Town Voting Site, But Ballots Should Be Safe, Officials Say

People affected by the shutdown have been told to vote at the Goldblatt's Building.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

City Warns Of Election Night Protests — But Few In Works So Far

Six locations in the city could see protests tonight, according to the city.

Downtown

You Can’t Drink In A Bar Right Now, But Some Can Vote In One At Bucktown’s Club Lucky Tavern

Owner Jim Higgins has offered up Club Lucky as a polling place on Election Day since 1990. He said he felt it was his civic duty.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago Seeing Big Turnout For Election — And It’s Led By Young People

The city's on pace to see 1.1 million to 1.2 million ballots cast.

Citywide

With Car Caravans And Megaphones, Groups Get Creative Urging Latino Neighborhoods To Vote

For the first time this year, Latinos are expected to be the nation’s largest racial or ethnic minority eligible to vote in a U.S. presidential election, according to Pew Research Center.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Election Day Trouble? Call These Lawyers If You See Something Sketchy At The Polls

People with questions and concerns can call the independent, free Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights at 866-687-8683.

Citywide

Election Day 2020 Chicago Live Blog: Kim Foxx Claims Win In State’s Attorney Race, Fate Of Fair Tax Amendment Unclear

Voters lined up outside the United Center and other polling places across the city as early as 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Citywide

Chicagoans Should Wear Masks When Voting, Officials Urge

Polling places will provide masks to people who do not have an appropriate face covering.

Citywide

Still No Confirmation Your Mail-In Ballot Has Been Processed? Here’s How You Can Vote In Person On Election Day

If your mail-in ballot still hasn't been marked as "received," election judges can help you vote in person and ensure your vote isn't counted twice.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

When Will Results Come In? How Are Votes Counted? Here’s What To Expect On Election Day In Chicago

"We're expecting that this election night will be no different than past election nights," said Marisel Hernandez, chair of the Chicago Board of Elections.

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