There are 41 days to the Illinois statewide elections -- plenty of time for voters who haven't been paying attention yet to get themselves educated on the candidates and their positions on the issues. But there are only two weeks to get registered to vote.
Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek explains how Illinois voters can learn a thing or two about political engagement from Scottish voters, 85 percent of whom turned up at the polls during last week's independence referendum.
85 percent. Isn't that something? Something to aspire to achieve in Illinois. A bit more than half of the state's registered, eligible voters participated in the last similar election in 2010.
If you haven't registered to vote yet or updated your registration if you've moved, you can do so through October 7th, 2014 at the Illinois State Board of Elections website or most county clerks' offices.
And why not? You and everyone you know who's eligible ought to get registered, get educated and get out and vote. We all should get a say in our future in Illinois. There's a lot to weigh.
See what Reboot Illinois will be doing in the coming weeks to help you stay up to date on all the latest campaign news.
And all statewide candidates are making their fair share of campaign news. But Rich Miller of the Capitol Fax blog says Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner should step up his campaign game. Miller says Rauner should have been running campaign ads all summer, when Quinn didn't have the money to do the same. Maybe Rauner should have taken a few days off to recuperate when he was sick last week. Miller said "You gotta be ready for everything in this game and Rauner obviously wasn't. Rauner may look upon himself as a cut-throat businessman, but business ain't got nothing on Illinois politics, baby."