Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. today for voters across Illinois.
Information on polling places, finding your precinct and other election-related questions is available from the appropriate county clerk, either via telephone or the clerk's website. Here are the numbers and addresses:
-- Rock Island County: (309) 558-3571; rockislandcounty.org/Elections/Home/
-- Henry County: (309)-937-3575; henrycty.com/Departments/Elections/tabid/357/Default.aspx
Both parties will provide rides to the polls for voters needing them. Call Rock Island County Democratic Party at (309) 786-8337 or the Rock Island County Republican Party at (309) 764-6262.
The busiest periods are expected to be early in the morning and after 5 p.m., when people vote before or after work, said Rock Island County Chief Deputy Clerk John Brown.Anybody in line at 7 p.m. will get to vote, Mr. Brown said.
Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.