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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Wrigley Rooftop Owner Indicted for Fraud Charges

Wrigley Rooftop Owner Indicted for Fraud Charges

A Wrigleyville rooftop owner was indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly scheming to withhold hundreds of thousands of dollars in dues to the Chicago Cubs, the state of Illinois, Cook County and the city...

Co-Pilot Hid Illness From Germanwings: Prosecutors

Co-Pilot Hid Illness From Germanwings: Prosecutors

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain...

Showers Possible for Shamrock Shuffle

Showers Possible for Shamrock Shuffle

Shamrock Shuffle runners could be showered with rain during the event this weekend.

Rauner Signs Compromise Plan to Fix Budget Hole

Rauner Signs Compromise Plan to Fix Budget Hole

The $35.7 billion budget lawmakers passed last spring that didn't allocate enough money for expenses, creating the $1.6 billion gap.

Emanuel, Garcia Debate in Race For Chicago Mayor

Emanuel, Garcia Debate in Race For Chicago Mayor

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are meeting Thursday for the second of three televised debates before next month's mayoral election.

Chicago Bulls Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday

Chicago Bulls Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday

Chicago Bulls tickets for the eight games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs Rounds 1 and 2 will go on sale on Friday at 11 a.m., the team announced Thursday.