Election Day At Last – News With Mary Dixon

It’s Election Day, so get out and vote ya big babies. The polls are open in Illinois from until 7 this evening. We’ll be voting for president, and in Illinois for senate, congress and a slew of state and county races. Indiana voters will also choose a new governor. Unregistered Illinoisans can register at the polls today if they bring two forms of ID, including one that proves their residence.

There are some concerns about threats of voter intimidation, or unofficial poll watching encouraged by the Republican presidential nominee. Officials say if you encounter this you should step aside and go in to vote, and if you feel serious concern you should call police. Common Cause, the non-partisan citizens rights organization has set up a voting hotline – 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

Chicago police are investigating three deaths and a dozen other shootings around the South and West sides … The CTA Red Line is running irregularly after a man was hit by a train at 47th Street … The Bulls beat the Magic at home … Scattered rain this morning with highs in the upper-50s.

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