Chance the Rapper Leads Parade to Chicago Polling Site

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Chance the Rapper

On Monday, the hip-hop artist led hundreds of people from a concert he headlined through Chicago's business district to an early voting site.

Chance the Rapper on Monday led hundreds of people from a concert he headlined through Chicago's business district and to an early voting site.

Chance and other entertainers performed at Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. The event, sponsored by his nonprofit group Social Works, was geared toward millennial voters, who have been crucial in recent elections.

Afterward, Chance led the crowd through rush-hour traffic to the voting site, where a long line of voters had already formed to cast ballots. The performer went inside the polling place and voted.

Officials said anyone in line by 7 p.m. local time would be allowed to vote.

Illinois' State Board of Elections says nearly 1.3 million people cast in-person early ballots through Sunday, surpassing turnout in previous presidential contests.

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