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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

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
Young Girl Wounded in Shooting Returns Home

Young Girl Wounded in Shooting Returns Home

A 6-year-old girl who was seriously wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side last week returned home to a celebration on Monday.  Tacarra Morgan was playing with her family in front of...

Former High School Basketball Star Fatally Shot in Chicago

Former High School Basketball Star Fatally Shot in Chicago

A former high school basketball star from Chicago was shot and killed while visiting his hometown Monday.

Police Review Agency Rules 2 Officer Shootings Unjustified

Police Review Agency Rules 2 Officer Shootings Unjustified

The embattled Chicago agency that oversees police misconduct allegations has ruled that two more officer shootings were not justified, findings that may signal a greater willingness to hold officers accountable...

Body Found In Wreckage of Fiery Crash That Shut Down I-55

Body Found In Wreckage of Fiery Crash That Shut Down I-55

An accident on Interstate 55 in Chicago has shut down the roadway in both directions near Cicero after a truck carrying 17,800 pounds of paint caught fire, authorities said.

Sanders: 'Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President'

Sanders: 'Hillary Clinton Must Become the Next President'

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, two liberal firebrands speaking amid tumult that exposed deep tensions between the party's...

Amazon Bans Woman ‘For Life’ Over Too Many Returns

Amazon Bans Woman ‘For Life’ Over Too Many Returns

An avid online shopper who frequently buys from Amazon says she was blindsided when the company closed her Prime account without warning, citing too many returns.