election http://wuis.org en No School For Kids On Election Day http://wuis.org/post/no-school-kids-election-day <p>Illinois students could get a day off of school come election day. Schools are often at the heart of a community, metaphorically, if not literally. That's part of the reason they've long been voting sites.</p><p></p><p>But with shootings at schools across the country, some lawmakers are concerned the practice is dangerous.</p><p>Most of the time visitors need to sign in before entering a school; they say allowing anyone in on election day is asking for trouble.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:26:27 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 29575 at http://wuis.org No School For Kids On Election Day Election Proposal Leaves Lt. Gov. Race Unchanged http://wuis.org/post/election-proposal-leaves-lt-gov-race-unchanged <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Senate has approved a multi-faceted change to the state's election laws. The legislation is almost as notable for what it does not do, as for what it does.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The proposal would make dozens of changes to state law, including online voter registration. But until Wednesday, the legislation also would have changed how Illinois gets a lieutenant governor.</span></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 3460 at http://wuis.org Election Proposal Leaves Lt. Gov. Race Unchanged