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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

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine, Maryland Vote to Legalize Gay Marriage

Maine and Maryland made history Tuesday, approving gay marriage by popular vote, according to NBC News projections.

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.

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Judge Won't Overturn Day Care Worker's Murder Conviction

Judge Won't Overturn Day Care Worker's Murder Conviction

A judge declined Friday to overturn the murder conviction for a suburban day care worker imprisoned more than seven years for killing a toddler in her care.

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Endorses Gary Johnson

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Endorses Gary Johnson

In a somewhat unexpected decision just weeks before the upcoming presidential election, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board has decided to forgo the Democratic and Republican parties, choosing instead to endorse...

Cause of Minnesota Sisters' Sudden Vacation Deaths Revealed

Cause of Minnesota Sisters' Sudden Vacation Deaths Revealed

An autopsy report reveals two sisters who were found dead while vacationing on a tropical African island had died from fluid in their lungs, a condition commonly known as acute pulmonary edema.

Chicago Announces New Steps in Possible Red Line Expansion

Chicago Announces New Steps in Possible Red Line Expansion

Chicago is announcing new steps toward a possible major expansion of the rail transit system's Red Line to the city's southernmost neighborhoods.

Trump Attacks Ex-Miss Universe in Early Morning Tweetstorm

Trump Attacks Ex-Miss Universe in Early Morning Tweetstorm

Donald Trump launched a tweetstorm early Friday morning, renewing his harsh criticism of 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado who claims he once called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping." He said on...

City Accepting Nominations for Official Christmas Tree

City Accepting Nominations for Official Christmas Tree

The City of Chicago is looking for this year’s “official” Christmas tree that will adorn Millennium Park for the holiday season. Nominations from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs...