Morton Grove Patch takes a peek inside the voting booth in Morton Grove for this week's installment of the Viewfinder.
Today marks the last day of early voting for suburban Cook County voters, and according to County Clerk David Orr, voting polls have seen high turn-outs around the 120 towns and villages in the county. You can read details on the April 5 election and your own ballot here.
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Less than three hours after polls closed, the Cook County Clerk has reported 90 percent of voting results.
As election results flowed in throughout the evening, Cook County Clerk David Orr's office offered timely updates on their website and in their Chicago office. Reporters gathered in Orr's office from local media outlets including WGN, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Offering unofficial results on scrolling screens and hard copies, the office was busy throughout the evening. Orr – who was also up for re-election – continued to work as the results came in. In less than three hours after the polls closed, Orr's office reported 90 percent of its returns, something that he called a "great thing." As results filtered in, the office experienced efficient reporting. Initial estimates indicate an expected voter …