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by Matthew Blake
Tue Mar 20, 2012

Turnout 'Shockingly Bad' In 39th District IL House Race (VIDEO)

Despite gorgeous sunshine and record warmth, voters were few and far between at two polling places in Illinois’ 39th House district this morning. The 39th features a strong challenge from 24 year-old political newbie Will Guzzardi against 10-year incumbent Toni Berrios, son of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios.

Only a handful of voters showed up at two Logan Square neighborhood polling places between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. this morning. A Berrios volunteer, who declined to give his name, described the turnout as “shockingly bad.”

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by Angela Caputo
Tue Nov 4, 2008

IL-10: "I Want Them To Know I'm Voting"

Like millions of Americans, Jaime Rios (right) of Waukegan cast his ballot today in the hope that new leadership in Washington D.C. will ultimately bring better jobs and health care. But for the 43-year-old landscaper, one particular issue really motivated him to vote...