With recent polls showing a small GOP lead, Illinois politicians began a final campaign push early Monday morning in Chicago.
- Republican Candidate for Governor Bill Brady greeted commuters at Chicago's Ogilvie Transportation Center early Monday morning. He was joined by his wife as well as Republican Lt. Gov. nominee Jason Plummer. Monday night, the Republicans will hit the lanes at Wheaton Bowl, 2031 N. Gary Ave.
- Republican Senate Candidate Mark Kirk also greeted commuters in the Loop from the Madison Street Bridge. Both Brady and Kirk received some Washington support Sunday from Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.
- On the Democratic side, Governor Pat Quinn also took to the rails. He greeted Red Line commuters at the 95th Street stop Monday morning with Congressman Bobby Rush, Rep. Connie Howard and Alderman Freddrenna Lyle. Monday night, Quinn will hold a Torchlight Rally at his campaign headquarters, 676 N. LaSalle in Chicago.
- Also Monday night, Greektown fires up for Democratic Senate Candidate Alexi Giannoulis. He will speak at Athena, 212 S. Halsted in Chicago, as part of an "Election Eve Blowout." Both Giannoulis and Quinn received star-power support from President Obama on Saturday.
- As far as other appearances, Democratic State Treasurer candidate Robin Kelly and Democratic Cook County Board President candidate Toni Preckwinkle will hold a press conference Monday afternoon. They are expected to tell voters to support candidates with strong records on women and family issues.
Polls open in Illinois at 6 a.m. Tuesday.