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, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.