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 Wednesday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2013. There are 27 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: Within a few weeks the Rock Island Barracks will contain more than 10,000 rebel prisoners, a guard of about 1,500 and a large number of officers. This should bring business to our city. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Corn was selling at 25 cents per bushel in Rock Island county, and the average price of wheat was 80 cents per bushel. 1913 -- 100 years ago: R.G. Hudson and R.H. Dart were elected wardens at Trinity Episcopal Church. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Smiling, baldish, 30-year-old Jimmy Roosevelt reported for work today as movie maker Sam Goldwyn's new hired hand. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Members of the East Moline City Council last night unanimously voted approval of the name of John F. Kennedy Drive for the improved sections of 3rd and 4th streets between 17th Avenue and the south city limits. 1988 -- 25 years ago: A $70,000 fundraising drive is underway to establish a Big Brother/Big Sisters program in the Quad-Cities. Organizers hope to raise funds to begin the nationally affiliated program by March 1.