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 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.

Nov 7, 2012

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

President Barack Obama's Election Night photo was just one of many memorable reactions on the social networks.

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Cutler’s Fallout Continues Off the Field

Cutler’s Fallout Continues Off the Field

It is now common knowledge that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not start Sunday’s game against Detroit but his fallout on the field and with the fans doesn’t stop there.

Emanuel Touts Changes Made, Looks Ahead to Next Year

Emanuel Touts Changes Made, Looks Ahead to Next Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is further distancing himself from Mayor Richard Daley’s tenure.

Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Pets Face Homelessness After Shelter to be Evicted

Cache Creek Animal Rescue in south suburban Joliet is facing eviction, so they are asking for donations to find the animals a new home for the holidays.

Cutler, Clausen Support Each Other

Cutler, Clausen Support Each Other

The Chicago Bears are dealing with the aftermath of making a switch at quarterback this week, and both Jimmy Clausen and Jay Cutler are trying to focus on supporting one another during the transition.

21-Year-Old Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

21-Year-Old Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

Adrien Gonzalez, 21, was walking with his uncle and a group of friends Sunday evening near Butrick Street and Tamera Court when a vehicle struck him and then quickly sped off.

Taj Gibson Adopts Family For Christmas

Taj Gibson Adopts Family For Christmas

Taj Gibson makes a big difference for one family for the holidays. Lee Ann Trotter reports.