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
Chicago Boy Who Asked for Birthday Cards Passes Away

Chicago Boy Who Asked for Birthday Cards Passes Away

The young boy battling incurable cancer, whose request for birthday cards was shared around the world, passed away Sunday, according to his family.

Woman Killed, Man Injured in Hit-and-Run on Southwest Side

Woman Killed, Man Injured in Hit-and-Run on Southwest Side

A woman was killed and a man was injured in a hit-and-run crash late Saturday in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police.

Obamas Announce Daughter Malia's College Decision

Obamas Announce Daughter Malia's College Decision

President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017, the White House announced Sunday.

Extra-Alarm Warehouse Fire Found to Be Suspicious

Extra-Alarm Warehouse Fire Found to Be Suspicious

An extra-alarm fire that left two firefighters hurt Saturday night in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood was suspicious, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

A Look at Clinton's Promise of a Cabinet Full of Women

A Look at Clinton's Promise of a Cabinet Full of Women

Hillary Clinton last week pledged that, if elected, she would appoint a presidential cabinet in which at least half of the members are women, a move that would profoundly shift the look of the people who govern...

Illinois Woman Sues Starbucks Over Too Much Ice

Illinois Woman Sues Starbucks Over Too Much Ice

An Illinois woman is suing Starbucks for $5 million over the amount of ice the coffee giant used in its iced drinks, NBC News reports.