Near west suburban Riverside saw steady turnout traffic this morning, with a short wait around 8:20 a.m. for voters wanting to use the electronic voting booths (though there was no wait to use the old-fashioned paper ballots.)
A sample sheet used an example of how to use the paper ballots featured a couple unusual names. The handout, which a poll worker said came from the county, featured ex-Cub Carlos Zambrano up against ex-White Sox closer Bobby Jenks battling for "Favorite Pitcher." Meryl Streep was pitted against "Halle Barry," pictured, for "Favorite Actress." The
latter actress actually spells her name b - E- r- r-y.