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Voters choosing candidates for statewide and county offices and Congress today | First Listen

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  • It's election day
  • The Illinois Attorney General says elections will be monitored and you should feel confident you'll be able to vote safely
  • Vote-by-mail voters set a record and the popularity of that method of voting could cause delays
  • Democratic Governor JB Pritzker and his Republican opponent Darren Bailey have spent the last few days making their final appeal to voters
  • Two candidates in the redrawn 13th Congressional district both expect victory
  • Illinois voters will decide if the right to collectively bargain should be part of the state's constitution
  • The Flash Index shows Illinois' economy is slowly growing
  • Macon County's State's Attorney clears law enforcement officers in shooting death of suspect last month
Michelle Eccles anchors NPR Illinois' Morning Edition. Michelle has more than 30 years of experience in broadcasting which all began at her high school radio station, Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale for her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a focus in Radio Television and went on to become an award winning anchor and reporter for stations in Decatur and Springfield.
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