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Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 9:21 PM
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By Courtney O'Callaghan

Rahm Emanuel's Election Night Watch Party

Election night watch party for Rahm Emanuel View gallery »

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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Opinion: In Some Utah Precincts, Obama Received No Votes

Opinion: In Some Utah Precincts, Obama Received No Votes

Sixteen Utah counties gave Romney a bigger margin of victory than Obama received in Chicago. He's as popular among Mormons there as Obama is among blacks here. Go figure. Read »

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Chicago Stage Set for Election Night

Chicago Stage Set for Election Night

Team Obama changes Election Night procedure from 2008, city sets up space for election results watching. Watch »

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Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:26 AM
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By Marcus Riley

President in Chicago for Election Day

President in Chicago for Election Day

President Barack Obama arrived back in Chicago early Tuesday in advance of his Election Night event at McCormick Place. Read »

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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Obama Hints at Election Night Event in Chicago

Obama Hints at Election Night Event in Chicago

Four years after an estimated 240,000 people poured into Grant Park for an Election Night rally, it remains mostly unclear what President Barack Obama has in store for Chicago on Nov. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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By Marcus Riley

PHOTOS: Election Night Parties

Victory! Defeat! An open bar or two! View gallery »

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