Suburban Cook County will likely set a new record for voter registration, WBBM reports:
Cook County Clerk David Orr tells Newsradio 780 that all the registrations have yet to be tallied, but so far there are more than 1,430,000 registered voters in Cook County. The record is 1.4 million. Orr says, including the city of Chicago, there will be 2.8 million people in Cook County registered to vote for the November election.
Other area counties have also seen registrations soar, according to WBBM's tally:
Lake, IL set a record with more than 404,000 registrations counted so far. Previous record 387,053 set in April 2005
DuPage, IL has set a record with 546,631 registrations counted so far.
McHenry, IL has set a record with 199,387 registrations counted so far.
Will, IL has 374, 407 registrations counted so far.
Kane, IL has set a record with 260,723 registrations counted so far.