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

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

Obama Photo Most Retweeted Ever

President Barack Obama's Election Night photo was just one of many memorable reactions on the social networks.

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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,"...

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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...

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, 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.

Top Stories
Boy, 8, Struck By CTA Train in Evanston

Boy, 8, Struck By CTA Train in Evanston

A young boy was injured after being struck by a train in north suburban Evanston Saturday afternoon. According to Evanston police, officers responded to a report of a child hit by a CTA train south of...

Girl Killed, Man Injured in Lake Shore Drive Shooting

Girl Killed, Man Injured in Lake Shore Drive Shooting

A teenage girl was shot and killed while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive early Saturday morning.  The 15-year-old girl was a passenger in a car with a 22-year-old man at 2400 N Lake Shore...

Goodman Theatre Sign Catches Fire

Goodman Theatre Sign Catches Fire

The iconic sign at the Goodman Theatre in downtown Chicago caught fire early Saturday morning.  Around 5 a.m., the marquee experienced a "minor electrical fire," according to a release from the...

Suburban Dad Completes 50-State Marathon Quest

Suburban Dad Completes 50-State Marathon Quest

A west suburban Chicago man has completed a lofty goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.

Sanders Warns Clinton on Running Mate Pick

Sanders Warns Clinton on Running Mate Pick

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sent a warning to rival Hillary Clinton again about her pick for a running mate. During an interview to air on Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sanders doubled...

3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

3 Dead, 12 Wounded in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

A 15-year-old girl was one of three people killed along with another 12 who were wounded in less than eight hours of shootings to start the Memorial Day holiday weekend, police said. The most recent...