Cook County Commissioner Schneider: Important Election Information‏

Early Voting Information

The Presidential Primary is March 20, 2012, and early voting has started.

Click here to view important election dates and information, such as early voting, grace period registration and mail-in ballot deadlines.

Also, you should have received by mail a notification of your polling place, as it may have changed from the previous election. If you did not receive the notice, you can contact the Cook County Clerk’s office at 312.603.5656.

If you haven’t heard, every person in Illinois is now able to cast their vote by mail. This is the first time in a Presidential Primary Election that Illinois voters can cast their vote by mail. Click here to read more about this monumental advancement in voting and request your own mail in ballot application.

Property Tax Information

Seniors in Cook County must apply to renew their Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption. The applications must be applied for each year. Information about applying for these exemptions can be found by clicking here. Because this application must be refiled every single year, please forward this information along to any Senior Citizen you know, as the deadline for applying is approaching.

Fishing Guides

Cook County Forest Preserve Fishing Guide are now available. We have a limited number of copies available in our district office. You may contact our district office at (847) 640-1632 to make arrangements to pick up a copy.

You can also download the guide here.

Coming soon

A new county web portal to offer one stop property tax information is coming soon. We will let you know when the site launches. You can read more information about the new site here.

Cook County Forest Preserve

Friends of the Forest Preserves are looking for individuals to participate in their paid internship program. Check out the criteria here, and please forward this information to those who may be interested in this summer employment opportunity.

Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden offers internships and seasonal jobs. Click here to learn more about opportunities with the Botanic Garden.

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's and,,,,, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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