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 Andrew Greiner

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wins Reelection

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wins Reelection

For many Chicagoans, Jackson Jr's victory will evoke the memory of another absent Chicago politician, John Stroger, the former Cook County Board President who was able to engineer an election win despite...

Nov 7, 2012

Romney: I Pray Obama Will Be Successful

Romney: I Pray Obama Will Be Successful

Gov. Mitt Romney called the president to concede, and prayed for the well-being of the U.S. and President Barack Obama."I wish all of them well, particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters,"...

Nov 7, 2012
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By BJ Lutz

Ousted State Rep. Heading Back to Springfield

Ousted State Rep. Heading Back to Springfield

Derrick Smith, the state representative ousted from office earlier this year amid federal bribery charges, is heading back to office.

Nov 7, 2012

Obama Thanks Michelle

Obama Thanks Michelle

Obama's victory speech included a heartfelt thank you to First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia.

Nov 7, 2012
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By Alexandra Clark

Schneider Beats Incumbent Dold for 10th District

Schneider Beats Incumbent Dold for 10th District

Democratic challenger Brad Schneider beat out incumbent Congressman Robert "Bob" Dold for the 10th Congressional District of Illinois.

Nov 7, 2012
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By Andrew Greiner

Obama Celebrates at Star Studded Party

Obama Celebrates at Star Studded Party

The biggest celebrity in the room was Obama himself, who turned in a commanding electoral college victory on Tuesday to win a second term in the White House.

Nov 7, 2012

GOP Keeps House Majority

GOP Keeps House Majority

Republicans are projected to hold onto the majority they won in the U.S. House two years ago, NBC News reported, projecting the GOP to hang onto 238 seats to the Democrats' 197, after entering the night...

Nov 6, 2012
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By Lisa Balde

Enyart Beats Plummer in Close Race for 12th

Enyart Beats Plummer in Close Race for 12th

Bill Enyart beat out Republican Jason Plummer and Green Party candidate Paula Bradshaw Tuesday night to win Southern Illinois' 12th U.S. House District seat being vacated by Democrat Jerry Costello.

Nov 7, 2012
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By Marcus Riley

Bill Foster Wins 11th District Congressional Race

Bill Foster Wins 11th District Congressional Race

Naperville resident beats Judy Biggert, returns to Congress.

Nov 27, 2012

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

Obama: "The Best Is Yet to Come"

President Barack Obama won a second term on Tuesday, emerging from a long, punishing campaign with a new mandate to lead a divided and anxious nation. "Tonight in this election, you, the American people...

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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Chicago Area

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Chicago Area

Weather models predict several inches of snow for the Chicago area Sunday night in what could be the season's biggest snowstorm.

Marathon Champ Banned for 2 Years for Doping

Marathon Champ Banned for 2 Years for Doping

Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping. Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon three times, and her second Chicago Marathon in October.

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Mayor Announces 4G Coverage Coming to CTA

Mayor Announces 4G Coverage Coming to CTA

The mayor announced that he made a deal with four major wireless carriers to bring 4G wireless coverage to the entire CTA subway by the end of the year.

Victim's Mom Leaves as Gory Images Shown at Aaron Hernandez Trial

Victim's Mom Leaves as Gory Images Shown at Aaron Hernandez Trial

The mother of Odin Lloyd, the man former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing, left the courtroom in tears when prosecutors displayed photographs of her son's body. The graphic images showed

Midwest Dominates Redbox Survey of Most Romantic Cities

Midwest Dominates Redbox Survey of Most Romantic Cities

The movie rental company Redbox listed Green Bay as the top U.S. city for romantic movie rentals, followed by nine other Midwestern cities.