* Illinois State Treasurer and U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias will participate in an Early Vote Rally today, October 11 at 11:30 A.M. at 69 W. Washington St. in Chicago.Â Giannoulias will join Senator Dick Durbin and Secretary of State Jesse White in downtown Chicago to stress the importance of this yearâ€™s election and the stark choices facing voters.Â
* Republican U.S. Senate Nominee Mark Kirk will participate in the Chicago Columbus Day Parade at Balbo, between Columbus and Michigan; and will attend a Rally to kick-off Early Voting at 3 p.m. with 11th CD candidate Adam Kinzinger.
Â * Democratic candidate for Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios will hold a press conference today (October 11) with a coalition of African-American elected officials throughout Cook County who are backing him in his bid for office. Berrios is currently a commissioner on the Cook County Board of Review and chairman of the countyâ€™s Democratic Party.
The press conference will be held at Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph Street, at 11:15 a.m.