All eyes are on Illinois today as pols and pundits look to the Prairie State for a sign of what's to come in national elections this year. But based on the early voter turn out, they might not have much material to work with. The most promising news comes out of the downstate Bloomington-Normal area,
where election judges report that voters have been trickling steadily into the polls all day. However, in Chicago, election officials deemed the pre-work turnout extremely low, with some precincts seeing as few as two voters. Meanwhile, in the Cook County suburbs, Clerk David Orr characterized polling place activity as "relatively slow," but cautions that it's too soon to tell what the day will bring.