The count of newly registered voters in Lake County has risen
to 45,000 since the March primary election, outstripping previous election years. Altogether, Lake County has reached an all-time high of more than 405,000 voters.
Over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune's editorial board urged readers, particularly those voters in state districts where Democratic state legislators face strong Republican challengers, to break off their long relationship with House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
Invoking Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines, U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-Dist. 10) recently demanded that a Chicago-based TV station immediately remove “deceptive” on-air advertising implying a connection between Dold and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Illinois is experiencing a resurgence in voting for this election cycle. The number of registered voters currently is at its highest levels since 1970, surpassing the numbers during the 2008 campaign, when President Obama first ran for president.