"I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life," said Malone, who was experiencing contractions five minutes apart when she pulled into her polling place at the New Life Celebration Church in Dolton. "And I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter."
The Cook County Clerk's office hailed Malone as a model citizen. "My hat goes off to Galicia for not letting anything get in the way of voting," said Cook County Clerk David Orr in a statement. "What a terrific example she is showing for the next generation, especially her new son or daughter."
[photo via Cook County Clerk's Office]