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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

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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...

Thursday, 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.

Wednesday, 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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Dozens Killed in Explosions at Istanbul Airport: PM

Explosions rocked Turkey's largest airport Tuesday night, killing at least three dozen people and wounding scores more in what appeared to be a coordinated terror attack, officials said.

Plans for Surf Park at North Side Beach Halted

Plans for Surf Park at North Side Beach Halted

Plans for a surf park at Montrose Beach have been wiped out.  Chicago Surf proposed an on-land surf park as part several renovations to the Wilson Avenue beach house on the city’s North...

Chicago-Area Swimmers Compete in Finals, 3 Qualify for Rio

Chicago-Area Swimmers Compete in Finals, 3 Qualify for Rio

Chicago was well represented at the final events in the U.S. swimming trials Tuesday night, with four local athletes competing for a spot in Rio, and two emerging victorious.  Conor Dwyer, of...

Girl, 7, Dies After 'Unexpectedly' Falling Ill at Cheer Camp

Girl, 7, Dies After 'Unexpectedly' Falling Ill at Cheer Camp

A 7-year-old girl has died after suddenly falling ill while at a suburban cheer camp Monday, officials said.

Scottie Pippen Lists North Suburban Mansion

Scottie Pippen Lists North Suburban Mansion

The north suburban home of former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen is now on the market. The Hall of Famer and his wife, Larsa, listed the five-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot home on a 2.9-acre lot in...

Iconic Chicago Bears Coach Buddy Ryan Dies at 82

Iconic Chicago Bears Coach Buddy Ryan Dies at 82

Buddy Ryan, a legendary NFL coach known for masterminding the iconic defense of the 1985 Chicago Bears, has died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer.