On a dreary day in an area that has seen more than its fair share of
ethically-challenged elected officials, an expectedly low voter turnout
was the story at many polling places Tuesday as residents came out to
cast their ballots in the race to replace former Illinois 2nd
Congressional District U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
remained mostly empty throughout the district during much of the
morning, an outcome that can be attributed just as much to a high level
of voter apathy than to the snowy weather.
was the scene at Bennett Elementary School on the far South Side, where
congressional candidate and 9th Ward Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale
went to cast his ballot this morning.
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