OneNote has a feature called Tags which allow you to tag important notes in special ways that allow all the notes with a tag to be searched for at a later date or time. One of the most useful tags is the To Do tag which can take an ordinary list and turn it into a checklist with check-able boxes. Once you add the To Do tag to an item, you can check the box to mark the item complete, or click it again to mark it unfinished. This works nicely in a table in which you want to be able to track additional information such as notes regarding what needs to be done in order to mark an item complete.
There is a bit of a trick for creating a list of check boxes in a table. You need to select the column - and that's the tricky part, because you can't just drag down through the column to select the items.
Create a Check List In a Column of a Table