Early voting starts

The Board of Elections opened sites this week to allow early voting in the general election.

During Early Voting, Chicago voters may use any of the 54 Early Voting sites in the City, regardless of where they live.

Voters don’t need a reason or excuse to use Early Voting — but voters do need to present government-issued photo identification during Early Voting.

After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. Ballots cast in Early Voting are final. It is a felony to vote more than once — or to attempt to vote more than once — in the same election.

Early Voting for this election ends Thursday, October 28.

Some nearby sites: (A full list)

33rd Ward – Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park Rd. – Mon-Sat, 9A – 5P

39th Ward – N. Park Village Admn Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski Rd. – Mon-Sat, 9A – 5P

40th Ward – Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln Ave. – Mon-Sat, 9A – 5P

46th Ward – Truman College 1145 W. Wilson Ave. – Mon-Sat, 9A – 5P

47th Ward – Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave. – Mon-Sat, 9A – 5P

  • This site also will be open Sundays, 9A – 3P

48th Ward – Edgewater Library 1210 W. Elmdale Ave. – Mon-Sat, 9A – 5P

49th Ward – Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers Ave. – Mon-Sat, 9A – 5P

50th Ward – Warren Park 6601 N. Western Ave. – Mon-Sat, 9A – 5P

Board of Elections – 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room – Mon-Sat, 9A – 5P

  • This site also will be open Sundays, 9A – 3P

University Early Voting/Grace Period Registration Sites
The following University sites will be open Mon-Fri from 9A – 5P for Early Voting through Thurs., Oct. 28.
These University sites also will offer
Grace Period Voter Registration (for both new registrations or for those Chicago voters who need to update their name or address records) Mon-Fri from 9A – 5P through Tues., Oct. 26.

Chicago State University
9501 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Cordell Reed Student Union Bldg, 2nd Floor Cyber Café – Mon-Fri, 9A – 5P

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Building B, Room 153 – Mon-Fri, 9A – 5P

University of Illinois at Chicago
750 S. Halsted, Student Center East, Lower Level – Mon-Fri, 9A-5P

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Patrick grew up near LaFollette Park on the West Side. He contends that the very best Italian beef sandwiches are made on the West Side and has a strange love of the flat pizza from that part of the city. Patrick led The Bulldog to win seven journalism awards in 2011, including four awards to Patrick as a solo or a team member. He is very proud of The Dog's coverage of politics and schools in the neighborhood. Patrick wrote for the Times of Northwest Indiana as a stringer covering Cook County Government, for the Chicago Tribune as a stringer on the Chicago Wolves and for ChicagoNow as a writer before starting The Dog. He wrote for four years for ChiTownDailyNews.org as a media commentator and spent about 20 years in operations at city newspapers, including nine years as owner of his own distribution company. Prior to that he spent about nine years in public relations. Patrick has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and Weber High School and St. Peter Canisius grammar school. The two-flat he owns was built in 1912 and has never been featured, to his knowledge, in any major motion pictures despite having a way-cool garden. Patrick purchased the property in 1994 and "couldn't afford to buy it now." His daughter is a college student in California. He lives in the house with his wife, Jane, and two cats who often sit in on his phone interviews.

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