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...

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...

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...

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Bodies of 7 Women Found in Northwest Indiana

Bodies of 7 Women Found in Northwest Indiana

Hammond Chief John Doughty said police are still investigating the case and would announce more information at a press conference Monday.

Damen Blue Line Station Closes for Renovations

Damen Blue Line Station Closes for Renovations

The Damen Blue Line station closed Monday for more than two months of renovations as part of the ongoing “Your New Blue” project.

Obama, in Chicago, Urges Quinn Supporters to Vote Early

Obama, in Chicago, Urges Quinn Supporters to Vote Early

President Barack Obama returned to Chicago on Sunday for the second time in as many weeks to try and give Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign a boost.

Bears Look Listless in 27-14 Loss to Dolphins

Bears Look Listless in 27-14 Loss to Dolphins

The Chicago Bears had a huge win last week, but the momentum completely evaporated early as the Miami Dolphins seized a 27-14 win on Sunday afternoon.

Watch: Dallas Update on Ebola Crisis

Watch: Dallas Update on Ebola Crisis

Dozens of people were taken off the Ebola watch list at midnight Monday, clearing a major hurdle in the fight against the spread of the deadly virus. “[Monday] will be a good day at midnight because the first 48...

Sales of Survival Kits Surge as Fear of Ebola Outbreak Builds

Sales of Survival Kits Surge as Fear of Ebola Outbreak Builds

After the first person died on American soil from the deadly Ebola virus, a Chicago-area business soon sold out of its $150 infection protection kit.