The Nov. 6 midterm election is 2 days away, but Chicago’s already got its focus on the race for mayor. We’re keeping track of it midterm elections with the Sun-Times voting guide, and the growing list of mayoral candidates here.

Plus, how to vote early in Illinois.

Here are the political events scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4 in Chicago and across Illinois.


  • 10 a.m. — JB Pritzker and Secretary of State Jesse White to speak. St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 211 East 115th Street.
  • 11:15 a.m. — JB Pritzker and Secretary of State Jesse White to speak. Resurrected Life Church International, 4538 West Fullerton Avenue.
  • 3 p.m. — Former President Barack Obama headlines a get-out-the-vote rally for Democrats including JB Pritzker, Juliana Stratton, Kwame Raoul, Sean Casten, Lauren Underwood and Toni Preckwinkle. UIC Pavillion, 525 S. Racine Ave.


  • 11 a.m. — Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9th) and Abdelnasser Rashid, Democratic candidate for the 17th District Cook County Board seat, participate at a get-out-the-vote event. 1395 E. Prairie Ave. in Des Plaines.
  • Noon — Sean Casten kicks off a canvasing event at NARAL Pro Choice America. 2018 Larkin Ave. in Elgin.
  • 4 p.m. — Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks with voters. Colonial Cafe, 552 Randall Road in St. Charles.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republican candidates appear at a rally. Square Celt, 39 Orland Square Drive in Orland Park.


Political junkies and reporters might watch this conversation between veteran Sun-Times political reporters Lynn Sweet and Mark Brown about how getting information on the whereabouts of the candidates and what they are doing has changed (not for the better).


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