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 with...

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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Ducks Beat Blackhawks 5-4

Ducks Beat Blackhawks 5-4

With control of the series on the line, Matt Beleskey scored early in overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 5-4 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

Dashcam Footage Captures Albany Park Shootout

Dashcam Footage Captures Albany Park Shootout

A dramatic dashcam video captured a shootout in broad daylight in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

Bears Release Ray McDonald

Bears Release Ray McDonald

Just two months after signing him to a contract, the Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald after he was arrested Monday morning on domestic abuse and child endangerment charges.

9 Dead, 36 Injured in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

9 Dead, 36 Injured in Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

The official start of summertime in Chicago began violently, with nine people dead and at least 36 others injured, including a 4-year-old girl, in shootings across the city.

Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Former San Francisco 49er-turned-Chicago Bear Raymond McDonald walked out of a Santa Clara County jail in San Jose on Monday afternoon after posting bail for a domestic violence arrest in Northern California.

Four Injured in Evanston Porch Collapse

Four Injured in Evanston Porch Collapse

A family’s Memorial Day celebration turned dangerous when the porch they were on collapsed from the third floor of an apartment in suburban Evanston.