ELECTION CENTRAL 2013: Oak Lawn Spring Election

Patch's guide to the 2013 local election on Tuesday, April 9, including candidate biographies and issue stances, voting information, polling locations and more.

The 2013 spring election is just around the corner. Learn about the candidates running for various offices, and stay up on key voting information.

Bookmark this page and return for updates leading up to April 9.


Voter Info

  • Early voting: Registered voters can begin casting ballots for the 2013 spring election on Monday, March 25.
  • Early voting hours: Registered voters in the Oak Lawn-area can vote at Oak Lawn Village Hall, 9466 S. Raymond Ave. from March 25 through April 6. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Village Hall will be open on Easter Sunday (March 31) for early voting, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Cook County: To see your sample ballot, check if you are registered and find your designated polling location, go to the Cook County Clerk's website and enter your address.


Cook County Clerk David Orr's office also will be fielding calls from voters now and until the polls close Tuesday, April 9. The Clerk's Office provides the following phone numbers:

  • Election information, polling place location and other voter services (automated directory), 312-603-0906
  • Voter verification, 312-603-0239
  • Election information (Spanish), 312-603-6767
  • Election information (Chinese), 312-603-6769
  • Election information (Polish), 312-603-6770
  • Disabled voters (hospitalized voters, curbside voting), 312-603-0929
  • TDD (hearing impaired), 312-603-0902

Information about the above services also can be obtained by visiting the Cook County Clerk's website. The clerk's website also will be tracking suburban races after the polls close at 7 p.m. April 9.

Report Vote Fraud:

To report voter fraud and other irregularities during early voting or on election day, call the Cook County Clerk's office at 312-603-0236.


Find your polling place for April 9.

Sandy Paul March 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM
I clicked on the link for the "Cook County Clerk's website" and I'm able to see everything that will be on my specific ballot. Very helpful! Thanks Lorraine!!
rita olsen March 25, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Thanks Lorraine for keeping us informed.... You do a great service to everyone in Oak Lawn, I really wished more people realized it. We all need information.. "the good, bad and the ugly...." keep up the good work.....thanks..
Joe Skibinski March 26, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Lorraine, thanks for the forum. Hopefully we raised the level of discourse and motivated people to get constructively involved. Done properly, everyone wins in an election because it hopefully brings out the best ideas and ultimately makes for a better community.
Beena March 26, 2013 at 04:20 PM
I was just over by Village Hall. What's up? There were 4 Heilmann signs & 2 Bury, 4 Moran signs & 2 Quinlan. I smell a rat!
MIKE March 27, 2013 at 08:26 PM
In the last 30 years I have only gotten 4 wrong. The winners will be Dave Hielmann, Mellissa Moran, Tim Desmond, Alex Oleniczak and Carol Sheahan. This is not how I am going to vote but this will be the outcome. Hell why even have the election lol
John April 03, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Who do people think won the debate
HTBLues April 09, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Heilmann, Quinlan, Oly, Desmond


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