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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Woman Accuses Doctor of Performing Wrong Surgery

Woman Accuses Doctor of Performing Wrong Surgery

A doctor who promised his patients flat stomachs and curvaceous backsides has been accused of disfiguring and severely injuring patients, NBC 5 Investigates found.

Suburban Woman Shot While Returning From Dells With Family

Suburban Woman Shot While Returning From Dells With Family

An Illinois woman on her way home from the Wisconsin Dells with her family was shot in what is believed to have been a random drive-by shooting on a Wisconsin interstate, authorities said Monday.

Man Charged in Target Disturbance Over Transgender Bathrooms

Man Charged in Target Disturbance Over Transgender Bathrooms

A man charged after police responded to a Target store in Bourbonnais was protesting the company's policy on transgender bathrooms, authorities said.

2016 James Beard Awards: Full List of Winners

2016 James Beard Awards: Full List of Winners

The James Beard Foundation Awards and Gala Reception returned to Chicago Monday, marking the second year in a row the ceremony has been held in the Windy City.

Cruz Fights for Survival as Trump Eyes Knockout

Cruz Fights for Survival as Trump Eyes Knockout

Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy...

Nurse, Mother of 2 Killed in Hit-and-Run Near Midway Airport

Nurse, Mother of 2 Killed in Hit-and-Run Near Midway Airport

A 42-year-old nurse and mother of two was killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend near Midway Airport.