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

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.

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.

Top Stories
Manhunt Underway After Officer Fatally Shot in Fox Lake

Manhunt Underway After Officer Fatally Shot in Fox Lake

Police are searching for two armed people in far north suburban Fox Lake after an officer was shot in the area.

Chicago-Bound Flight Diverted After Altercation

Chicago-Bound Flight Diverted After Altercation

A Southwest Airlines flight headed for Chicago was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, late Monday night after an altercation on the flight, officials said.

2 Officers, Person Injured in Squad Car Crash

2 Officers, Person Injured in Squad Car Crash

The squad car was traveling northbound on May Street in the city’s Englewood neighborhood around 12:15 a.m. headed to a call in progress, police said. A gray Ford Taurus struck a parked car before hitting...

Pope Asks Bullied Chicago Girl to Sing

Pope Asks Bullied Chicago Girl to Sing

Pope Francis, speaking Monday from the Vatican via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States.

Ky. Clerk Called to Hearing Over Gay Marriage Licenses

Ky. Clerk Called to Hearing Over Gay Marriage Licenses

A county clerk in Kentucky who invoked "God's authority" Tuesday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage has been summoned by a federal judge to explain why she should not be fined or jailed...

Chicago Could See Hottest Day of Year This Week

Chicago Could See Hottest Day of Year This Week

Just as the meteorological fall begins, the Chicago area could see its hottest day of the year this week.