2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

Complete coverage of the 2012 election

Nov 8, 2012
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By Ward Room Staff

Gutierrez to Republicans: Take Note

Gutierrez to Republicans: Take Note

Fourth District congressman also warned Democrats not to take their votes for granted and urged both parties to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

Nov 7, 2012
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By Ward Room Staff

Madigan, Cullerton Have Veto-Proof Majorities in Statehouse

Madigan, Cullerton Have Veto-Proof Majorities in Statehouse

He wasn't even on the ballot, but Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was among the big winners in Tuesday's election.

Nov 7, 2012

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Axelrod: There Were a Lot of Tears Flowing

Between the time Tuesday's presidential race was called and the time Barack Obama took the stage in Chicago to accept his victory, the president made and received two very important phone calls.

Nov 7, 2012

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

Women Win Record Number of Seats in Congress

A record number of women were elected to Congress Tuesday night.

Nov 7, 2012

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

Romney Faces Future as Private Citizen

After a six-year quest to lead the United States, Romney must return to life as a private citizen.

Nov 7, 2012

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

Election Day 2012: By the Numbers

The most important number for President Barack Obama on Election Day was 270, the number of electoral votes needed to clinch his re-election. For the rest of us, the culmination of the marathon 2012 presidential...

Nov 7, 2012

How Obama Won Four More Years

How Obama Won Four More Years

The president won the votes of racial minorities by a landslide — 93 percent of black, 73 percent of Asians and 71 percent of Latinos, up from 67 percent four years ago.

Nov 7, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: Win for Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren: Win for Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren took back Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat for Democrats after unseating Republican Sen. Scott Brown, helping her party hang onto its majority in the chamber and becoming the first woman to...

Nov 8, 2012
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By BJ Lutz

Why Obama Called Clinton on Election Night

Why Obama Called Clinton on Election Night

Obama 2012 Chief Campaign Strategist David Axelrod gives glimpse into how President Obama spent Election Night.

Nov 7, 2012

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine and Maryland made history Tuesday, approving gay marriage by popular vote, according to NBC News projections.

Top Stories
FDA Says Not to Use Popular Medical Device

FDA Says Not to Use Popular Medical Device

In an unprecedented move, the federal government is warning health care facilities to stop using a popular drug pump that NBC 5 Investigates first warned you about two weeks ago, because of a cybersecurity...

Chicago Area to Celebrate National Night Out

Chicago Area to Celebrate National Night Out

Tuesday marks the day where cities around the country will celebrate National Night Out, an event that aims to promote safety in the streets, and police forces are honoring the event with celebrations in Chicago...

OEMC: 238 Medical Transports, 34 Arrests During Lollapalooza

OEMC: 238 Medical Transports, 34 Arrests During Lollapalooza

At least thirty-three teenagers were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at Lurie Children’s Hospital during the Lollapalooza music festival, which also saw numerous arrests and ambulance calls.

Off-Duty Sheriff's Officer Shot in Chicago Alley

Off-Duty Sheriff's Officer Shot in Chicago Alley

An off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer was shot in a Chicago alley late Monday night.

Cecil Hunter's Guide Feels He Did Nothing Wrong

Cecil Hunter's Guide Feels He Did Nothing Wrong

The guide accused of helping an American kill Cecil the lion told NBC News on Tuesday that he felt he did nothing wrong. Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allegedly paid Theo Bronkhorst $50,000 to lure the...

3 Arrested After Guns, Mistreated Animals Found in Home

3 Arrested After Guns, Mistreated Animals Found in Home

Three people were arrested Monday after authorities found mistreated animals, guns and ammunition in a Northwest Side home.