How to vote / What to watch / 3 other things

It’s Election Day.
Why vote? Columnist Eric Zorn: “I used to be an ‘If you don’t care, don’t vote’ guy. … But I converted.”
For the first time, the NBA has deliberately avoided scheduling games on Election Day.

How to vote.
Find your polling place in Chicago and the suburbs.
Here’s where to get free or discounted transportation to polling places across the country.
Trouble at your polling place? Call 866-OUR-VOTE.
Generate a customized ballot for suburban Cook County or Chicago.
Hear and see candidates in their own words at WTTW’s guide.
Check other guides at Block Club Chicago, WBEZ and the Sun-Times.
See the Chicago Votes roundup of candidate answers to “questions about issues that young people give a sh*t about.”
Every item and race on your ballot detailed: BallotReady and Ballotpedia.

Read endorsements …
… including the snarky and influential Girl, I Guess Progressive Voter Guide …
… and veteran political activists Jon Hale and Lynn Kamenitsa’s “Election + Action Guide.”

About those referenda.

About judges.
Slice through all those races with the bar association ratings of Cook County candidates …
Outside Cook County? For What It’s Worth has you covered.

What to watch. (And listen to.)
Get breaking news on the Chicago Public Square Facebook page.
Monitor updates through the day and night at NBC5.
Relentlessly upbeat Michael Moore offers an Election Day mixtape.
 Stephen Colbert’s and Jimmy Kimmel’s shows air live tonight.

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Three other things.
A Lightfoot win. In an election year boon to the mayor, the City Council’s approved a new budget free of property tax increases—but lacking progressive commitments like the restoration of an environment department.
Hideout’s flameout. Reporter John Greenfield shares insiders’ insights on the shutdown of a celebrated Chicago music bar.
Caged bird. Elon Musk reportedly is considering putting all of Twitter behind a paywall.

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