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A winter season that has thus far been defined by a record number of
snowless days and unseasonably warm temperatures has experts, advocates
and some of Illinois’ newly-elected congressional lawmakers raising
concerns over the kind of impact such conditions will ultimately have on
At 320 days, Chicago broke a 72-year record last week for the consecutive number of days without an inch of snowfall, the
impact of which has already resulted in record low water levels in
Lake Michigan and parts of the Mississippi River, according to Natural Resources Defense Council spokesman Josh Mogerman.
a new normal, and we have to start being cognizant of the change going
on around us,” Mogerman said. “There are things going on around us
right now in this moment that are really clear and clarion calls for
paying attention and making clear that climate change has already begun
and we need to address it.”
Democratic candidate for the 10th congressional district
Brad Schneider voted with his two sons and his wife at the bustling Red
Oak Elementary School in Highland Park as the sun rose this morning.
than 40 Schneider volunteers toting signs and listening to Survivor’s
“Eye of the Tiger” greeted voters as the polls opened at 6 a.m. They
cheered as Schneider and his sons Adam, 19, Daniel, 18, and his wife
Julie arrived about a half hour later to cast their votes.
talked with Progress Illinois after casting his ballot and said he
feels “fantastic”, adding that his team has been working hard for 18
If tomorrow’s six extremely close (see recent polls here and our voter guide here) Illinois congressional races were
solely determined by outside spending, that is money poured into the
races that the candidates themselves did not raise, the Republican
candidates would win by a landslide.
In the 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th district Congressional races, Republicans are getting millions of
dollars more from Super Political Action Committees and “dark money”
In an effort to build momentum in the final days leading up to
Election Day, Democratic candidates competing in two of the most
hotly-contested congressional races met with supporters in Arlington
Heights on Saturday to urge voters not to wait until November 6 to cast
Early voting began in Illinois on October 22, and
totals thus far have already kept pace with the records set in 2008,
despite having one week less compared to four years ago.
October 28, more than 97,000 ballots had been cast throughout suburban
Cook County, according to the Cook County Board of Elections website, about 40 percent of the total number of early votes cast throughout all of the 2008 election.
"If voters keep turning out in such large numbers, we may reach the Early Voting record set in 2008," Cook County Clerk David Orr said in a press release.
As election day nears, and Illinois voters are already casting their ballots, a flurry of campaign ads are being released in these final weeks as candidates — and their supporters — try to prove to voters that they are best suited for political office when compared to their opponent.