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.

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Corpse Flower to Bloom Manually at Chicago Botanic Garden

Corpse Flower to Bloom Manually at Chicago Botanic Garden

The wait is over! Staff at the Chicago Botanic Garden will open the exotic, smelly "corpse flower" at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Woman Stabbed, Sexually Assaulted in Willowbrook Home

Woman Stabbed, Sexually Assaulted in Willowbrook Home

A woman was sexually assaulted and stabbed nearly 20 times by an intruder in her home in suburban Willowbrook Saturday afternoon.

How to Meet Stars of Chicago Fire, P.D. This Weekend

How to Meet Stars of Chicago Fire, P.D. This Weekend

Four stars from the hit dramas Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. will be available to meet fans and take photos with them Sunday on the Near North Side.

Ratliff Suffers Ankle Injury in Bears' Loss

Ratliff Suffers Ankle Injury in Bears' Loss

The Chicago Bears may have lost 21-10 on the scoreboard Saturday night, but they suffered even bigger losses on their roster as a host of solid contributors went down with injuries.

Trump's Deportation Idea Recalls 1930s Mass Removals

Trump's Deportation Idea Recalls 1930s Mass Removals

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale...

2 Dead in 'Suspicious' Fire on Southwest Side

2 Dead in 'Suspicious' Fire on Southwest Side

Two men died in a suspicious fire in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood Saturday morning.