Just last week Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to looting his campaign fund. Today, the special election to replace him has arrived.
Here's a list of the candidates who remain active in the race. There's 18 in all.
Toi Hutchinson will appear on the ballot but the Illinois state senator bowed out of the race earlier this month.
Want to know where to vote?
Finding Your Polling Place in the 2nd Congressional District
For Chicago voters: www.chicagoelections.com/voterinfo.php
For Suburban Cook County voters: http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/voterprofile/Pages/default.aspx
For Suburban Will County voters: https://www.thewillcountyclerk.com/connect/site/publicpages/PrecinctFinder.jsp
For Suburban Kankakee County voters: http://www.kankakeecountyclerk.com/polling-places.html
Voter Registration Data, according to the State Board of Elections
Total: Approximately 448,000 registered voters in the 2nd Congressional District
About 120,000 (26.8%) in 170 precincts in Chicago
About 231,000 (51.6%) in 263 precincts in South Suburban Cook County
About 32,000 (7.1%) in 27 precincts in South Suburban Will County
About 65,000 (14.5%) in 85 precincts in South Suburban Kankakee County
Want to know some history of the race?
Here's some links:
-- New York City Mayor Bloomberg's SuperPac, Independence USA, launches media campaign against Debbie Halvorson because of her past high rating with the NRA. Halvorson calls ad "act of desperation" and inaccurate.
-- Robin Kelly's gun-centric campaign gains steam as she notches numerous endorsements, including of congresspeople -- and eventually of Independence USA, Bloomberg's committee.
-- Halvorson accuses New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg of trying to buy 2nd district with attack ads.
-- First sign of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s federal troubles
-- A top candidate Toi Hutchinson drops out nine days before election.
-- Anthony Beale claims he was asked to bow out too, but refuses.
-- Vast field in race for 2nd district.
-- Last-minute pitches in the race for first.