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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

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Decision 2016: Will Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio Run?

Political insiders are laying odds on the next round of contenders.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

Obama, GOP Leaders Lay Down Markers on Budget Deal

President Barack Obama spent little time celebrating his re-election, speaking by phone Wednesday with House Speaker John Boehner and other top House and Senate leaders ahead of a looming “fiscal cliff”...

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...

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3 Killed, 1 Critical in Single-Vehicle Crash on Eisenhower

3 Killed, 1 Critical in Single-Vehicle Crash on Eisenhower

Three people were killed and and another person was critically injured in a crash early Tuesday on the Eisenhower Expressway, police said.

Dense Fog, Possible Flooding Threatens Morning Commute

Dense Fog, Possible Flooding Threatens Morning Commute

Dense fog and a chance of flooding throughout the Chicago area could hamper the Tuesday morning commute.

Surveillance Video Shows Armed Robbery Suburban Subway Store

Surveillance Video Shows Armed Robbery Suburban Subway Store

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Subway sandwich shop at gunpoint Monday morning in south suburban Palos Park.

Feds Say Sworn-Affidavit Rule Undercuts CPD Misconduct Probes

Feds Say Sworn-Affidavit Rule Undercuts CPD Misconduct Probes

Citizens have to give a sworn affidavit when they file complaints against Chicago Police officers — a requirement that creates a “tremendous disincentive to come forward with legitimate claims,” according to the...

Growing List of Democrats Boycotting Trump Inauguration

Growing List of Democrats Boycotting Trump Inauguration

More than 30 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy. Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Jerrold Nadler of...

Illinois to Get $3.6M in Federal Funds to Develop Parks

Illinois to Get $3.6M in Federal Funds to Develop Parks

Illinois will get roughly $3.6 million in federal grants for local governments to increase public access to outdoor parks and recreation.